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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 […]

Can Montessori Classrooms Accommodate Children with Special Needs?

Can Montessori Classrooms Accommodate Children with Special Needs?

An increasing number of families are looking for options for the inclusion of a special needs child into a typical classroom environment. In this session we’ll discuss the pros and cons associated with a Montessori classroom including class sizes, materials, student independence, multi-age classrooms, school resources and other factors relevant to children who have failed […]

Webinar: Toddlers in the Garden: a Grandparent’s Perspective

Webinar: Toddlers in the Garden: a Grandparent’s Perspective

Join Lorna McGrath, Program Director of the Montessori Family Alliance, for “Toddlers in the Garden: a Grandparent’s Perspective.” Have you ever wondered what to do when a special child comes to visit? Lorna has! Whether your space is small or large or somewhere in between she will share ideas for creating an outdoor space in […]

Modern Day Stresses

Modern Day Stresses

Do you worry when your child goes to a sleepover so you call her several times that evening? Do you stress about whether you’ve made the right choice of schools? Are you fearful about whether your child will be safe if you are not right there with him? Are you anxious that you’re not doing […]

Webinar: Linking Home and Classroom through Nature During the Elementary Years

Webinar: Linking Home and Classroom through Nature During the Elementary Years

Kelly will share ideas for connecting discoveries, explorations, and interests in and with nature at home to the classroom experience. It’s a two-way street from home to classroom and back. Join us to find out how!

Webinar: Empowering Choices

Webinar: Empowering Choices

Making choices is part of our everyday existence, what to eat, what to wear, what to do? Making good choices is learned. How do we help our children make good choices? This webinar will explore methods and language used to help our children make good choices consistently.

Webinar: Adolescents and Social Media

Webinar: Adolescents and Social Media

Join adolescent expert Patty DeLeon for insights and ideas about adolescents and social media.

Webinar: Why Stay in Montessori? A Parent to Parent Chat

Webinar: Why Stay in Montessori? A Parent to Parent Chat

Join Lorna McGrath and Tanya Ryskind who are both parents of young people who spent much of their time, from toddlers to teens, in Montessori schools. They’re putting their Montessori hats slightly to the side and bringing their parent hats to the forefront to share their experiences, concerns, and reasons for staying with Montessori for […]

Webinar: Developing Neural Networks During the Toddler Years

Webinar: Developing Neural Networks During the Toddler Years

Join Lorna McGrath and Terri Sherrill for a look at ways we can support the growth and development of the young child’s brain during those important years from 18 months to 3 years old.

Video Interview with NewGate School Montessori high school seniors May 2017 Lorna McGrath

Video Interview with NewGate School Montessori high school seniors May 2017 Lorna McGrath

In May of 2016, Lorna McGrath interviewed six graduating seniors from the NewGate School (the Montessori Foundation’s Lab School in Sarasota, Florida). In this candid and unscripted interview, Lorna leads an interesting conversation with students who grew up in Montessori and some who entered along the way.

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