Introduction to the Montessori Work Period for Parents/Caregivers and Toddlers ages 15 months to 2 years
“The Montessori classroom is functionally arranged for the child, allowing him to work, move and develop freely.”
- Maria Montessori
mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30-5:00
3:30 - 3:45 Arrival & Gathering
Students practice independence in storing items from home and adjust to the classroom through group music and movement activities.
3:45 - 4:15 Montessori Work Time
Children explore an array of activities that allow them to practice gross and fine motor skills.
Through these activities and our prepared environment, children gain valuable practical life skills, as well as the self-awareness and self-direction necessary to promote learning.
4:15 - 4:45 Transition to Group Snack Time
Children sing the cleanup song and take turns ringing the bell before beginning the group snack time, which is another opportunity to develop practical life skills. Children clean the table using wipes and choose their seats. They develop their fine and gross motor skills by serving themselves cheerios using a spoon and bowl. They practice grace and courtesy skills when passing the collective bowl to their neighbors. Snack ends with children taking turns cutting fruit and cleaning up with dustpans and brooms.
4:45 Goodbye Song/Dismissal
4:45-5:00 Parent/Caregiver Time
Parent/Caregiver time with the teacher is an opportunity to discuss how to prepare a Montessori environment in the home, what activities should be available in the home, as well as support in toilet learning.
Mondays & Wednesdays, September 23 - December 4
Tuesdays & Thursdays, October 1 - December 12
There are no classes the week of Thanksgiving.
$545 plus one-time $25 registration fee
Included is a workshop with Dr. Matano about Montessori in the home.
Children who have completed at least one semester of Montessori Beginnings have priority for acceptance into the pre-school program if there are openings available and if the lead teacher deems the child ready.