Due to Covid-19 All Parent Child Classes are Cancelled Until Further Notice

Montessori Parent-Child Classes

“Education begins at birth”
-Dr. Maria Montessori

The Children’s Tree Montessori School in Old Saybrook, CT offers ongoing parent-child classes, which are held in the spring and fall. This class is open to toddlers, crawling-preschool, and their parents or caregivers. Each class group is limited, so register early!

Fall • Spring • Winter

Each session: $120. $100 yearly supply fee due the first week of class.

Each class will include an hour and a half long Montessori parent-child class. This class incorporates the licensed Music Together® In-School curriculum.

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.


• 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 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.