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Center for Montessori Advancement

Professional Development for Educators in Delaware and Beyond

Welcome to the Center for Montessori Advancement (CMA) at Wilmington Montessori School. CMA is dedicated to making Montessori more accessible to children, educators and families.

The center offers professional development opportunities for educators throughout the year. While our programs are Montessori-based, they are also appropriate for educators who teach in traditional schools and child care facilities.


Upcoming Workshops

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): What Do We All Need to Know?
Presented by LaKeetra Josey, Ph.D., APRN, PMHNP-BC
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
7 p.m. (WMS staff members, please check your email for information about an additional session for staff only)


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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic life events experienced in childhood that effect biopsychosocial health throughout a person's life. Exposure to such events has been linked to medical illnesses in adulthood and high-risk behaviors such as substance abuse. The purpose of this presentation is to provide information to facilitate understanding and recognition of ACEs, their impact in everyday life, and to provide support to educators in their work with children and families.

 Dr. Josey is certified as a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and works with patients across the lifespan in her private practice, YOUr Center, LLC in Wilmington, Delaware. She is also certified as a Master Psychopharmacologist from the Neuroscience Education Institute. She is an Associate Professor at Temple University where she is the Director of Graduate Programs in the Department of Nursing in the College of Public Health.