The Child Developers Programme C.D.P is a programme of the Archdiocese of Nairobi that trains competent nursery school teachers to guide three to six years old children in various nursery schools throughout Kenya. The course was started in 1974 and has trained over 2,000 nursery/pre-unit teachers. 

Child Developers Programme (C.D.P) is affiliated with The Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) was established in 1929 by Maria Montessori and was guided for more than 50 years by her son and close collaborator, Mario M. Montessori. 



Located in Amsterdam, AMI’s objective is to uphold and safeguard the quality of Montessori training and the passing on of Maria Montessori’s heritage through her educational philosophy and methodology, including the materials and their presentation. The AMI-Elementary Alumni Association is a non-profit grassroots organization of AMI-trained elementary teachers. Our aim is to support the expansion of AMI Montessori elementary education to more children around the world by supporting all those in AMI who are working in the elementary: classroom teachers, trainers, trainees, consultants and more. Our work is a growing worldwide effort carried out in public, charter, and private schools. AMI elementary communities can be found across the world in the most conflicted and destitute regions as well as the most privileged. We support the development of children and the progress of humanity.read more from www.montessori-ami.org.


C.D.P is located in Nairobi in Eastland’s area at Umoja estate, on the compound of Umoja Catholic Church. Available means of transport to the college are: Matatu number 35/60 and 17a.


Montessori teachers are trained in Nairobi at the Child Developers Programme (C.D.P), which is situated within the compound of Assumption of Mary Catholic Church, Umoja one. The course begun in 1974 and has trained more than 2,000 child developers (teachers) who are located in nursery schools all over Kenya teaching some 16,000 children. Students at C.D.P undergo a rigorous two years training in Montessori theory and practice. This includes making most of the materials found in the Montessori Method.



The first phase is a non-residential and or residential course which starts in the middle of February and ends in the middle of December each year, then June to April. Each student is responsible for living arrangements, fares, pocket money and any other incidental expenses.

The second phase of the course consists of one year of practical work in a sponsoring nursery school. During the two years of practical work the student is routinely inspected to assess her/his progress. C.D.P awards a Montessori teaching certificate to each student who successfully completes the full two years of training.


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