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Chores, Allowance, and Paid Work – Part 2

Chores, Allowance, and Paid Work – Part 2

Join Christine Lowry for Part 2 of Chores, Allowance,and Paid Work. During this session Christine will share ways that parents can involve their elementary and adolescent children in the life of the family, in managing their money, and earning money from jobs at home as well as out in the larger community.

Chores, Allowances, and Paid Work – Part 1

Chores, Allowances, and Paid Work – Part 1

Christine Lowry will share insights and ideas to involve young children in family chores. This session encourages parents  to help their young children participate in the care of the home environment in fun and empowering ways. What seems to adults as tedious and a bother, for young children can be huge in boosting their self […]

Cultivating Your Child’s True Nature

Cultivating Your Child’s True Nature

What did Maria Montessori say about the child’s true nature? How can parents best nurture their children’s sense of empathy, awe, and connectedness to the natural world? Join Lorna as she presents Christine Lapierre’s slides for this informative session.

Practical Life for Elementary and Beyond

Practical Life for Elementary and Beyond

Most people think of Montessori Practical Life as scooping and pouring in the Early Childhood years but as Maria Montessori said, “Education should not just be preparation for university, it should be preparation for life.” Cheryl Allen will guide us through activities and ideas for Practical Life during the elementary and adolescent years.

Summer Ideas

Summer Ideas

Are you wondering how to keep your child not only busy during the summer months when school is out, but also keep her learning? Are you worried that if your child is not enrolled in a summer program called “Little Genius’s” or the Center for Brighter Children that your child will be behind when he […]

2018 An Interview with Four Montessori Seniors

2018 An Interview with Four Montessori Seniors

Lorna McGrath has the opportunity to talk with four NewGate School’s seniors before they graduate and go off into a new stage of their lives. Each of them has a unique story to share. It is such a pleasure to listen to their experiences in Montessori and how that has shaped and will continue to […]

2018 An Interview with Alex – a NewGate Senior

2018 An Interview with Alex – a NewGate Senior

Lorna McGrath interviews one of NewGate School’s 2018 graduates. NewGate is an International Montessori school that serves children from 18 months old to 18 years old. Three fifths of the NewGate graduates this year are from countries other than the United States. Our interviewee, Alex, is from Spain and will be returning to Spain before […]

Activities of Daily Life – Infants and Toddlers

Activities of Daily Life – Infants and Toddlers

Have you ever wondered how can I best support my infant or toddler in learning and growing? What activities should I provide? What equipment do they need? How much help should I give them? If you have these questions and more, Tracey Hall will be sharing her experience and ideas about your young child’s daily […]

Grandparents in the Classroom

Grandparents in the Classroom

Have you ever had the urge to be part of your grandchild’s school experience in the classroom? Maybe you thought about it but didn’t think you had anything to offer or that you might not be welcomed to participate or just had no idea what you might do? Well, most Montessori teachers are happy to […]

Meeting Children’s Needs the Montessori Way

Meeting Children’s Needs the Montessori Way

We’ll look at how Montessori meets the basic needs for security/safety, love/belonging, freedom/choice, fun/enjoyment, power/competence, meaning /purpose. Then how we can reduce behavior problems when we meet these needs among others, both at school and at home.

Choosing the Right Montessori School for Your Family

Choosing the Right Montessori School for Your Family

So you have decided that the Montessori system of education is a good fit for your family. Now, how do you decide which Montessori school is the best for your child and your family. We will discuss the essentials of Montessori, and the questions and information you need to make this important choice.

When Is Your Child Ready for Montessori?

When Is Your Child Ready for Montessori?

Making the decision to send your young child (infant-kindergarten) to school  can be difficult. How do you know she is ready? What is the right program and is it going to be a good fit for your family? Join us to find some of the signs that let us know when a child ready to […]

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