10 Months – 24 months
Thursdays from 9:30 – 11:00am
The Parent-Child program provides an opportunity for parents/caregivers and children to enjoy a very special time together. Under the direction of a certified Montessori teacher, this class meets weekly in a prepared Montessori environment. Here they are enveloped in a child-sized world and provided with working materials within the child’s easy reach. Opportunities for exercise and training of the large and small muscles, developing eye-hand coordination, and improving balance are provided.
As the adult observes the child, he/she becomes increasingly aware of interests and needs. These observations are recorded in a journal provided by the school and gifted to the family at the end of the year. Additionally, journaling topics are given that relate to common parenting challenges and help to provide a Montessori-lens on child development. Ideas for incorporating Montessori philosophy in the home setting are shared, and adults engage in supportive group discussion.