GCCME EC Classroom

The GCCME Early Childhood Classroom

GCCME was established to provide quality instruction to individuals who wish to become certified Montessori teachers. Affiliated by the American Montessori Society and accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education, we offer a manageable course schedule designed to meet the needs of adult learners who will be balancing home and family life with a Teacher Certification Course.

A program dedicated to educating Montessori teachers must have as its guiding values the fundamental principles upon which Maria Montessori based her philosophy. The same principles that pertain to children’s education need to be applied whenever possible to adults. GCCME believes that by following these principles, adult learners in the program will continue to grow in their understanding of Montessori education long past the completion of the program.

Through in-depth exploration of philosophy and methods, adult learners graduate from each program with a deep understanding of Montessori education and current trends in child development.


GCCME prepares Montessori teachers, following AMS and MACTE guidelines, for careers in Montessori education at the Infant/Toddler and Early Childhood levels. We are dedicated to preparing Montessori teachers by providing quality instruction in an atmosphere of inspiration, helpfulness, sincerity, and respect for the individual. It is the mission of GCCME to educate teachers on the Montessori Method, emphasizing rationale behind the philosophy, the transformation of the teacher, and the importance of continual self-growth.


Conveniently located in Covington, KY just off 75, GCCME provides a fully equipped Montessori environment where students can practice with a complete complement of Montessori materials for both the Infant & Toddler and Early Childhood levels.  GCCME has applied for substantive changes with both AMS and MACTE to move its location to Northern Kentucky Montessori Academy (NKMA), an AMS accredited school.  NKMA is located just  a few miles south in Crescent Springs, KY.

  • Business Office:
    333 Madison Avenue
    Covington, KY 41011
  • Classroom:
    1053 Madison Avenue
    Covington, KY 41011


  • “This program has changed my life as a teacher…through the support of staff and the other students at GCCME I have grown so much as a teacher. I just cannot say enough good things about this program!” -Christina F. ’14
  • “Excellent instructors- I feel very well prepared and blessed to have learned from them.” -Sharon B. ’10
  • “A very strong course. I have recommended it to many people who show interest. Perfect fit for college grads looking to change careers.” -Toni C. ’09
  • “The time and energy that the instructors have powered into my education is time well invested. I will never forget the core message they taught.” -Sheri M. ’08

We are a division of Children, Inc.

Accredited by MACTE.