Maureen C. Scudder, BA, MA
Maureen C. Scudder has over 25 years of experience in education, including 12 years in Montessori. She is a Licensed Montessori Home Engagement Certification Instructor through NCCAP.
Maureen is currently a college essay advisor, a master writing advisor for MedSchoolCoach, a freelance writer, and a professor of English and Communications.
She is a former school communications director and continues to consult in strategic marketing and communications as well as public relations. In addition, she is a freelance writer, editor, and education consultant. She began her work-life at McLean Home, a nursing and assisted living facility in Simsbury, CT.
Maureen earned her B.A. in English with concentrations in history and fine arts from Siena College. She earned her first M.A. in Africana Studies from SUNY Albany and a second in English from Trinity College. She has completed coursework in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Connecticut and has her CT teaching certification in English 7-12, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages PK-12, and Adult English Language Learners.
Maureen taught high school English in CT, Indonesia, and South Africa. She worked as the writing center coordinator at the University of Saint Joseph and as an adjunct both online and on-ground at USJ and Post University. She was a house director at Miss Porter’s School, communications director at Northwest Catholic High School in West Hartford, CT, and was the first director of communications, community outreach, and diversity at The Cobb School, Montessori in Simsbury, CT.
Maureen has studied Montessori education; attended Montessori workshops, conferences, and speaker series; and is the parent of four, former Montessori students. She has worked with students of every age, preschool through post-secondary, and can attest to the fact that Montessori is, without doubt, education for life.
It is her unflagging belief in Montessori that led to her partnership in Cobb Education Consulting, LLC, a firm that brings Montessori principals to every venture and to her Montessori Home Engagement licensure by the National Certification Council for Activities Professionals.
Offered in partnership with the National Intergenerational Montessori Center of Crossway Montessori Communities
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Montessori Home Engagement
NCCAP’s Montessori Home Engagement Course allows you to apply the philosophy of care championed by Dr. Maria Montessori when caring for an older person in the home setting.
Created in partnership with the National Association of Activity Professionals and the National Intergenerational Montessori Center, this curriculum is embedded with Montessori principles proven effective when caring for older persons.
Individuals taking this course learn practical techniques to communicate, interact and engage with those aging in place at home. This knowledge allows you to deliver life-enriching activities and higher quality care that can promote emotional well-being and healthy aging.
You will learn to address common challenges associated with providing care in the home including: communication, mobility, memory, behaviors, eating, bathing and taking medication.
The competencies obtained from this course are designed to improve the health, wellness and quality of life of both the care provider and care recipient. Individuals completing this course can obtain NCCAP Montessori Home Engagement Certification (MHEC) by completing additional educational and work experience requirements.
Founded in 1986, NCCAP is accepted by the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and is recognized for meeting the highest qualification to deliver the Social Model of Care. To date, NCCAP has trained and certified over 150,000 individuals in the delivery of life enriching activities that optimize physical and cognitive function, and psychosocial well-being.
QUALIFICATION COMPONENTS IF YOU APPLY AS A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL SEEKING THE MHEC CERTIFICATION
1. EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED
2. REQUIRED CURRICULUM: Montessori Home Curriculum
3. PASS THE FINAL ASSESSMENT