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1-517-266-3415 ADMTEI 1257 E. Siena Heights Dr. Adrian, Michigan 49221

Thursday & Friday, August 8 & 9, 2019
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

12 Contact Hours of Professional Development

$150 per personPrice includes a full lunch buffet on-site each day

Weber Retreat & Conference Center
1257 E. Siena Heights Drive in Adrian, Michigan



Leonor J Esnard, OP, PhD
ADMTEI Director, Montessori Educator




Debra Gorman Cagle, MEd
ADMTEI faculty, Montessori Teacher,
Adjunct Professor at Siena Heights University


  • Montessori Assistants
  • Childcare workers



  • Introduction to Montessori Philosophy
  • Teacher Spirituality
  • Methods and Materials I
  • Methods and Materials II

Registration now open below!




The ADMTEI office will be closed from July 25, 2019 until Monday, August 5th.

Registrations submitted before July 24 (preferred) will receive their emaiil confirmation with additional information and a campus map right away.

Registrations submitted after July 24 will receive their confirmation/informational emails on Wednesday, August 7th.

Thank you for your patience!

Individuals registering themselves or Administrators registering 1-2 employees should use the left button below. You must also make payment (credit card, PayPal, or ACH from bank account) to be registered.

Administrators who are registering two or more employees and would like to be invoiced can use the right button below.


ADMTEI Offers Three Types of Workshops
Spring Workshop: One-Day Professional Development Opportunity

Join us each April or May for a day-long workshop on relevant topics for all early childhood educators.

# This year’s workshop was held Saturday, April 27, 2019 #

Topics change yearly, but have included:

  • Montessori’s Unique Insights and Recent Brain Research Findings
  • Development of Self-Esteem in Young Children
  • Use of Positive Language in the Montessori Prepared Environment
  • Development of Morality in Young Children
  • The Spirituality of the Child and Teacher
  • Montessori’s Essential Element: Normalization
  • Development of Empathy in Young Children
  • Fostering Children’s Ability to Think & Problem-Solve

This workshop is held on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters in Adrian, Michigan and provides 6 clock-hours of instruction for professional development. Open to all educators.

When registration is open, you will find a registration link on this page.

Summer Workshop: Two-Day Workshop for Montessori Assistants

Attention teacher assistants, substitutes, and classroom volunteers! This popular workshop in August covers vital and relevant topics.

# Dates for 2019 are Thursday and Friday, August 8 and 9 #

The goals are to:

  • present a systematic overview of Montessori Philosophy
  • present a systematic overview of child development
  • provide a deeper understanding of the Montessori learning environment
  • make the curriculum areas come alive for participants
  • provide the opportunity for participants to earn an Assistant Certificate

Held on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters in Adrian, Michigan, this two-day workshop provides 12 contact hours of instruction for professional development and a certificate of attendance.

When registration is open, you will find a registration link on this page.

"Made to Order" Workshop at Your Location

Montessori Administrators: do you struggle to provide high-quality, relevant professional development for your staff? ADMTEI can help! Our experienced staff can visit your school and provide a custom-made workshop that will bring parents into the school and give teachers a solid foundation for observation and Montessori philosophy.

Montessori teacher-educator Sister Leonor Esnard will bring to your classroom over 35 years of knowledge & experience with real-life solutions.

List of Topics:

  • Fostering Moral Development in Young Children
  • Development of Self-Discipline
  • Development of Internal Motivation in Children
  • Montessori Education & Brain Research
  • Fantasy Play and Montessori Education
  • Developing Spirituality in Teachers
  • Peace Education: Theory and Practice

For more information and pricing, please contact ADMTEI at 517-266-3415 or

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