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Parent Infant Classes

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Montessori Classes for Infants, Toddlers, and their Caregivers

“Education begins at birth”
-Dr. Maria Montessori

The Children’s Tree Montessori School offers an ongoing Parent-Infant and Parent-Toddler program, which is held each season for 10-week sessions.

The Montessori Infant & Parenting Class is open to infants, birth-crawling, and their parents or caregivers. The class meets on Mondays from 9:30-10:30am. The cost is $100 per 10 week session. Click here to register online.

The Montessori Toddler & Parenting Class is open to toddlers, crawling-preschool, and their parents or caregivers. The class meets on Fridays from 10:00-11:30am. The cost is $100 per 10 week session. Click here to register online.

For more information or to sign up, call the office at 860.388.3536 or email info@childrenstree.org. Or Click Here to print a registration form.

Montessori Parenting


The first three years of life are the most fundamental in the development of human beings and their potential. The infant’s physical development is phenomenal and inspires our care and attention.

The Parent-Child Community classes are set in a Nido, (meaning “nest” in Italian), and each class provides parents with a unique opportunity to engage with their infants, as they exercise their independence by exploring a specially prepared environment. Furniture and materials in the room are carefully chosen and designed to aid in the development of movement and coordination, language and cognitive development.

The Parent-Child Community is designed to support parents in the important role as your child’s first teacher. The role of the parent in this class is to observe, support, and encourage the natural development of your child. Parents receive a journal to record observations on the development of their child throughout the years.

These classes are facilitated by an experienced Montessori teacher who serves as a guide and model for parents and infants as they explore the environment, offering practical examples of how to follow through with learning experiences at home.

These classes will also deepen your understanding of Montessori philosophy and its application in the home setting. Through both interaction and observation, parents and caregivers gain valuable insight regarding their infant’s path of development. The class serves as a forum for parents to share and exchange information with each other. Each week will feature an overview and discussion of a topic pertaining to infant development and whole child parenting.

Topics


• Setting up the optimal home environment

• Language acquisition and development

• Development of movement – fine and gross motor skills

• Diapering / Toileting

• Montessori philosophy

• Personality development

• Mobiles, Music, Toys, and Play

• Nursing, Nutrition, and Weaning

• Sensitive periods

• Encouraging independence

• Power of the Absorbent Mind

• Brain Development

Each class group is limited, so register early! Click Here for information and registration.

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