Cost: Individual: $20.00 per session or $100.00 for all 6 sessions;
Groups (4-6 and up): $15.00 per person per session; $300.00 for all 6 sessions
*A minimum of 10 people required for each workshop
Join us for an overview of Montessori principles and practice and how they support the child's development of language, movement, independence and self-discipline. Find out about key Montessori concepts like "the absorbent mind", "sensitive periods", "the prepared environment" and the "planes of human development". If you are a parent, grandparent or young adult or you currently work with young children and you want to do more to help the children in your care utilizing Montessori principles, then this workshop will help you get started.
The first three years of life are the most important in the development of human beings. In this workshop, you will find out how the Montessori approach to education can begin at birth and explore basic Montessori principles that are designed to be an aid to life and human development. This is the period where the foundation for later success in life is being laid--find out what you can do to ensure that your child maximizes on all the opportunities.
The child from 3-6 years old has very unique and distinct characteristics that need a specially prepared environment. This is the period when the child's personality, developed during the first three years of life, becomes evident. Find out what these needs are so that you can support your child's growing independence and help her develop great communication, concentration and a love of work and learning. You will be amazed at the things your child is capable of doing, so come and find out how you can be a help and not a hindrance.
It is during this time of life that the child's moral development begins in earnest. Now the child is in the second plane of development and begins to display totally new characteristics and has very different needs--don't be surprised if your child suddenly does not want to be seen with you. This workshop will explore the world of the second plane child and give you information on how you can best support your cultural explorer, keeping in mind that now he/she is exploring the cosmos.
If you are like most parents out there today, you may feel a sense of dread and impending doom as you realize that your child is now a teenager--particularly if you feel that there might have been some things that you should have done when your child was younger that you somehow did not do; or you did some things you wish you hadn't done. Either way, the good news is that now you get a chance to "do it over" and correct some of the mistakes of the past. Find out how you can support your adolescent as he/she grows into adulthood.
If you are interested in your child's spiritual development, then this workshop is for you. We will explore the inner life of the child and discover how the Montessori approach supports your child's inner development and what you can do to help.
The Infant-Parent Montessori classes are 8-week classes that meets once a week for 90 minutes, in a safe and supportive setting that allows parents to share their experiences with each other. Classes are limited to no more than six (6) families and topics include independence, sleeping, freedom and limits, feeding and weaning, self-care and toileting, social and cognitive development, language development and movement.
This Infant-Parent class for children 6 weeks old to crawling, brings parents and their infant or young child(ren) together in an environment that is designed specifically to meet the needs of the young child, where the infant can explore the environment while parents practice mindful observation and supportive interactions with their child(ren) facilitated by a Montessori Assistants to Infancy trained guide. The guide will engage parents in conversations regarding specific needs of their infant as well as general topics on child development.
This Infant-Parent class for children who are crawling to just starting to walk, brings parents and their infant or young child(ren) together in an environment that is designed specifically to meet the needs of the young child, where the infant can explore the environment while parents practice mindful observation and supportive interactions with their child(ren) facilitated by a Montessori Assistants to Infancy trained guide. The guide will engage parents in conversations regarding specific needs of their infant as well as general topics on child development.
This Infant-Parent class for children who are walking well, brings parents and their young child(ren) together in an environment that is designed specifically to meet the needs of the young child, where the he/she can explore the environment while parents practice mindful observation and supportive interactions with their child(ren) facilitated by a Montessori Assistants to Infancy trained guide. The guide will engage parents in conversations regarding specific needs of their young child as well as general topics on child development.
A 2-day Montessori parent workshop in preparation for childbirth and the first few weeks with baby.
Pregnancy is a time when expectant parents are open to ideas, as they consider the transition into parenthood. Workshop participants will be introduced to the information presented to parents during an 8 week prenatal education class series.
The workshop will present a short review of Respiratory Autogenic Training (RAT) as a childbirth preparation method. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss aspects of child development that will be helpful to parents during the early weeks with their baby. This will include creating a home environment that is supportive of the development of movement, of language and of independence.
During our 8 week Prenatal Class, you will learn breathing techniques to use during labor, how to cope with contractions and pain; what is necessary to do during different stages of labor (Labor Map); safe positions for childbirth; how to organize a safe Home Environment for a newborn and many other interesting topics.
Topics covered in our Pre-natal Education classes include:
Female Reproductive System / Nutrition
Stages of Labor and Delivery /Possible complications
Breastfeeding / Weaning process
Preparation of the home environment for the baby / Making Montessori mobiles
Development of movement in 0-3 / Discussion of furniture/materials to aid this development
Bathing the baby / Discussion of "after birth care" of baby, mom and dad
Development of Language in 0-3
Designed for teenagers and young adults looking to offer babysitting services, our class will prepare you to become one of the most capable, trusted and in-demand sitters in your neighborhood utilizing proven Montessori practices that meet the child at each stage of development. Whether you want to start your own babysitting business or just learn how to take care of young children, taking our class will help you start your babysitting business on the right foot and learn how to be a safe, professional and reliable sitter. You can also opt to get certified in First Aid and CPR/AED through the American Red Cross, and add even more value to your clients.
Although every situation is unique, there are some universal skills and techniques that every babysitter should have. Our courses were designed with this principle in mind and can help you deliver the care that families need. The course takes approximately 4 hours to complete and includes information on:
The Montessori Youth Babysitting Basics course culminates with a final exam. Upon successful completion, participants will receive a certificate that they can share with potential employers.