Course Description

Early Childhood Literacy & Numeracy (Montessori Maths & Language)

The Open College

The purpose of this professional development Early Childhood Literacy & Numeracy (Montessori Maths & Language) course is to equip the learner with the necessary skills and competence to ensure that each child develops a competent level of literacy and numeracy skills as developed through the montessori method of teaching.

Each student will gain a full understanding of the montessori method of teaching language and mathematics. Students will be introduced to the montessori materials used in language and mathematics and the presentation of these materials to the child.

Students will learn how the Language and Mathematic exercises can be implemented into everyday life and within the montessori and childcare field and will recognise the importance of the language and mathematics exercises and how to develop extensions of the exercises so that exercises can be individually catered for each child depending on their abilities and developmental stage.

Topics covered include:

  • History and Theory of Language
  • Written and Oral Language
  • Reading
  • Introduction to Numeracy
  • The Mathematical Groups
  • Language Exercises
  • Mathematical Exercises
  • The Prepared Environment and Role of the Teacher
  • Curriculum and Observations.


Entry Requirements / Prerequisites:

  • Level 5 Award or equivalent in a relevant subject area (Childcare) and/or relevant practical experience (3 years minimum) – Please ask about our requirements surrounding Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for entry.
  • Mature students (over 23 years) may be exempt from the above prerequisites.
  • Students must currently be working (or on work experience) in the Childcare sector for a minimum of 6 hours per week (30 hours minimum), in a Montessori Environment throughout the course, as assignments will require learners to draw upon practical experience using Montessori Philosophies and Montessori Materials.
  • English Language Requirement: Students entering programmes leading to awards at Level 6 are expected to be able to: fluently read, draft, prepare and understand complex information, including quantitative information, that is personally relevant and reflecting a broad knowledge base. For example, this might include text and other information relating to abstract theoretical ideas, concerns or procedures, such as local planning concerns in relation to broader spatial strategy, political issues in relation to particular agenda, budget plans/ specifications.
  • Garda Vetting is required for all Childcare placements and students can apply for this through The Open College. Please ask for details.
  • Certain assessments require completion of work, which must be observed and evaluated by a Supervisor or Line manager.
  • Learners undertaking this programme must have basic IT skills and access to the necessary equipment to enable them to undertake an online programme: computer, broadband, email, Microsoft, recording equipment necessary for some skills demonstration tasks, and where applicable any other specialised software/equipment.
  • As this programme is delivered through distance learning or eLearning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.



Assignments x 2 – 40%
Skills Demonstrations x 2 – 60%


Course Link:


Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland
Course Code ECLN23
College Name The Open College
Course Category Childcare, Education
Course Type Online Learning
Course Qualification CPD
Course Location Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 18
Delivery mode Distance Learning
Course Fee 209.00
Course Duration 8 weeks
Course Times This Early Childhood Literacy & Numeracy (Montessori Maths & Language) course is completed through Distance Learning and there are no lectures to attend. Students can complete this course within 8 weeks which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding Certificate in Early Childhood Literacy & Numeracy (Montessori Maths and Language) from The Open College
Career Path Learners can use this credit towards completing the Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education – 6M2007.
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Unit 9, Leopardstown Business Centre,, Ballyogan Road, Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland

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