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Montessori Parent & Toddler Classes

Montessori & Music Together® Class
for Toddlers & Caregivers

“Education begins at birth”
-Dr. Maria Montessori

The Children’s Tree Montessori School offers an ongoing Parent-Toddler program, which is held for 14-weekly sessions.

The Montessori & Music Together Toddler & Parenting Class is open to toddlers, crawling-preschool, and their parents or caregivers. To  register click here. Each class group is limited, so register early!

2 Sessions Per Year: Fall • Spring

Fall 2018: Sept. 7 – Dec. 14th  (no class 11/23)
Spring 2019: January 25 – May 17 (no class 3/9, 3/22, 4/19)

Two payments of $160. 14-week sessions.
$160 due upon registration. Second payment due the first week of class.
Friday mornings, 9:00-10:30 or 10:00-11:45.
Each class will include an hour long Montessori parent/toddler class, as well as a 30-minute Music Together® class.

For further information call the office at 860.388.3536 or email info@childrenstree.org.

 

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

Music Together®

The Children’s Tree Montessori School is proud to be a Music Together® In School provider. As one of only a handful of schools in the area offering Music Together as an in-School provider, CTMS extends this program to the Saturday morning parent/toddler class as well.

Each family receives a white Music Together bag, a CD booklet, family songbook, a Parent Guide DVD booklet, family resource guide, and welcome brochure.

The Music Together curriculum provides children with the opportunity to learn music in developmentally appropriate ways. Music supports language, cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development; supports family engagement by giving parents enjoyable and significant ways to nurture their children’s development; and enhances happiness and well-being.

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