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Mom, I Made My Own Lunch!

Mom, I Made My Own Lunch!

Summer break is a great time to help children learn to make their own lunches. Christine will walk you through a “lesson” on teaching your child to prepare her/his own lunch for school. She will also offer ideas for setting up your kitchen “environment” so your child can be independent, for helping your child plan […]

Signing Fun with Your Little One!

In this webinar Dr. Ann Epstein shares basic language milestones first and then goes over the pros and cons of using sign language with little ones. Sign language can be fun for both babies and parents. AND it promotes developmentally appropriate interactions between parents and babies which is super important. Unfortunately, we had some technical […]

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Mom, I Made My Own Lunch!

Turning Down the Heat on Power Struggles

Do you feel like there are persons in your family that you are constantly being challenged by, you are battling with about every little thing, or you are just plain angry with? In this session Lorna will take participants through an awareness of feelings associated with power struggles, an understanding of the effects of power […]

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Summer Ideas for Families

Summertime is perfect for continued learning opportunities with your child. Bring Montessori home with you this summer and keep the learning fun. Kristi shares suggestions for preparing a Montessori-friendly indoor as well as outdoor environment, reinforcing language and phonetic skills, and observing your child to better understand what they are interested in and how they […]

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How Do You Handle Anger?

Anger is a natural reaction to being wronged. But society tells us anger is dangerous and we should hide it or “positive think” it away. Yet, if anger is harnessed correctly, it can create positive change. Kath will share ideas for good. Parents can use her ideas when they are feeling the need to control […]

Math Without Workbooks

In this session, “Math Without Workbooks,” Cheryl Allen shares many opportunities for practicing math which are right there in front of us in our everyday lives if we just take advantage of them. Hands-on experiences help children internalize concepts that might otherwise seem difficult to understand or unimportant to them. In addition to great ideas […]

Mom, I Made My Own Lunch!

An Interview with 2019 NewGate Graduates

Each year for the past three years Lorna McGrath has had the distinct privilege of interviewing students from NewGate Montessori IB School on the eve of their graduation. She is always reassured that the values and core beliefs of the Montessori philosophy do work. The graduates re-affirm for her that a world of respect, understanding, […]

Mom, I Made My Own Lunch!

Purposeful Work for Toddlers

In this session Kristi Antczak will share ways to understand and observe the underlying factors that motivate toddlers to do what they do. She will focus on the Sensitive Period for Toddlers (18 months-3 years old). This knowledge will assist parents at home in creating activities for their children or in simply recognizing the reasons […]

Mom, I Made My Own Lunch!

Transitioning to Secondary

Kristi Antczak and Lorna McGrath each have two children who have moved to Secondary programs. In this session they will each talk to you about their experiences with this important transition for their children. They will give you tips for smooth transitions, pitfalls that may happen, and choices to be made. You’ll want to attend […]

Special Education 2.0 Impact on Montessori

Special Education 2.0 Impact on Montessori

The education landscape, especially in special education, continues to change at a rapid rate. An inclusion model in which most students spend their school day in the general ed classroom means changes for classroom teachers, special education teachers, and school leaders. In this webcast Christine Lowry guides us through the history of legislation that has […]

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Supporting Your Child with Co-Regulation

In this webinar Christine Lowry will guide us in how to help not only our children to be able to self-regulate their emotions but also, how we can develop better skills in this area along with our children. She will provide important information about how adults influence the level of emotion that our children experience. […]

Mom, I Made My Own Lunch!

Reaching for Peace

Mary Helen Abel will share her experiences and inspiration for this artistic children’s peace project. She will explain how she went about putting the project together and the materials needed including a small item for the children to take home.  She collaborated  with a family in the school who owned a business in the local […]

Woodworking 101 for Children 3-6 Yrs. Old

Have you ever thought about allowing your 3-6 year old to use real tools and wood to create sculptures or toys? And then were your next thoughts, “Oh no. It’s too dangerous,” “She’s too young,” or “I have no idea where to start.” If any or all of those things have gone through your head, […]

Mom, I Made My Own Lunch!

Wonder-filled Year of Change: 2 to 3 Years Old

What? Wonder-filled? Did you think, “What could be wonder-filled about the TERRIBLE TWO’S?” If you are struggling with your two-year old or you are about to celebrate your child’s second birthday, this session with Lorna will give you insights about two-year old behavior, how they are changing during the year from 2 to 3, success […]

Mom, I Made My Own Lunch!

Setting Limits and Making Them Stick!

Do you set limits and then give in? Are you not sure how to set limits? In this session you will learn: • An easy 6 step process to set limits. • How to not crumble after you set the limit. • How to follow through in a way that your child feels understood and […]

Mom, I Made My Own Lunch!

Montessori and STEAM Education

In this session Sue Fitzpatrick discusses each of the six interconnected components of STEM that in 2016 the US Department of Education described as key to putting the program into classrooms. She gives actual photos and examples of Montessori students in action for each of the components. Participants will go away with lots more information […]

Mom, I Made My Own Lunch!

Value and Values of Montessori in the 21st Century

What kinds of life skills will your child need to be successful – happy, healthy, and productive – in the 21st century? Beyond facts, figures, and formulas, what will young people need to know to find their way and make their mark in a world which increasingly demands higher order thinking, social intelligence, and self-organizing […]

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Grandparenting Terrific Teens!

Sometimes grandparents find it difficult to plan time together with older grandchildren because of the children’s (and family’s) busy schedule, discomfort about how to connect with children from this the technological age, or not knowing exactly what to do to engage them. We want to assure you that the bond created between you and your […]