You and Your Child's Montessori Education: Early Childhood

Montessori education reaches beyond the classroom and into your home.
Parent Course: Early Childhood

A Parent's Role in Education

We know that learning happens both inside and outside the classroom. This course is designed for families interested in incorporating the Montessori philosophy into their day-to-day lives and parenting approach.

Participants will receive resources to enhance their child’s education, deepen their Montessori knowledge, and learn how to apply Montessori principles at home.

Register for the Winter Semester

The deadline to register for the winter cohort is Thursday, January 5, 2023.

The Class Experience

This course will include 6 weeks of live, online sessions and self-guided study. Participants can expect 1 – 2 hours of commitment each week, including one-hour live Zoom sessions

Who: Parents and guardians of children (ages 2 ½ – 6) who are currently enrolled in a Montessori school or are interested in learning more about the philosophy.

Cost: $150

Program Outlines & Takeaways

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Who is Your Child


Explore Montessori’s views of child development and understand the stages of your child’s own development

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The Parent You Want to Be


Explore our expectations of ourselves and our role as parents and how that impacts our relationship with our children

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The Prepared Environment


Learn the importance of relationships in the Montessori prepared environment

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The Work Cycle


Understand what the Montessori work cycle looks and sounds like in a Montessori school, and ways to use the principles at home

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Montessori at Home


Discover how Montessori philosophy can be utilized at home

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Your Role at Home


Learn about positive discipline, Montessori’s view of rewards and punishments, and the role of independence

Sample Videos

A Parent's Perspective

Hear from the Facilitator

Timelines

Winter Semester

  • Registration Deadline: January 5, 2023
  • Program Starts: January 9, 2023
  • First Live Class: January 10, 2023
  • Program Ends: February 21, 2023

Sessions are held each Tuesday, from 8:00 – 9:00 PM (ET). 

Register for Winter

Discounts Available for AMS Member School Families

AMS is excited to offer a discount to families of AMS member schools. If you are a family member interested in this class, please reach out to the head of your school. 

If you are an AMS member school and would like to offer discounts to your families, please reach out to pd@amshq.org for a discount code. 


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Meet the Facilitators

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Aubrey Wallen

Aubrey Wallen, MEd, is a Montessori mother (4-year-old twins!), teacher, and in-home consultant from Cincinnati, OH. She is co-owner of CASA Design, a Montessori-based consulting service that supports families with young children to cultivate independence at home. Aubrey has five years of classroom teaching experience in Lower Elementary and four years or experience as an assistant to infancy, guiding Toddler classes, as well as parent-child classes for Infants and Toddlers. Aubrey is passionate about forming trust with parents to empower their growth and positively influence their relationship with their children. Her highest goal is to make Montessori relatable and attainable for every family and their unique dynamics. AMS-credentialed (Infant & Toddler, Elementary I). 

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Martha McGlinchy Teien

Martha McGlinchy Teien, MEd, is the director and lead guide of a Colorado-based Early Childhood Montessori program that she founded in 2004 with a group of parents. She is currently a Montessori EdD doctoral candidate at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls. Martha has five children, now ages 23 – 32, and as of 2022, adds grandmother to her resume. All of her children began their education journey in Montessori and her granddaughter is currently in a Montessori Infant & Toddler program as well. Martha is president of Montessori Public Policy Initiative (MPPI) and continues assisting in advocacy in her home state of Colorado for the Colorado Montessori Association. 

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