Seven Thursday evenings from the comfort of your home.
8:00pm to 9:15pm EST
Participate virtually through Google Chat. Contact me for more details and to register*.
Cost: $130 per person/couple. Register by 3/1 and save $20!
The baby is home. Now what? This online training is a unique opportunity to get the basics about Montessori's educational method as it applies to the infant from birth to age three. The first three years of a child’s life are a unique time in a person’s life. It is broad enough to cover general parenting "best practices" and specific enough to be a foundation for those interested in incorporating the Montessori philosophy into their home life.
During the first stage of development, the child begins to move voluntarily and is constructing his psyche. Patterns are established from birth to age three that will last a lifetime. Knowledge and love help us to relate better to our child during all stages of human development. Join us to learn more about what makes this period so important for you and your child and to gain knowledge about how to help create a prepared environment at home.
The classes will cover the following topics:
Week 1: Introduction
Overview of Montessori’s work
The “Secret of Childhood”
Four Planes of Development
How this course will flow
Week 2: Symbiosis (nurturing the relationship between mother and baby)
Physical and psychological development of the child
The role of the father
Week 3: Preparing an Optimal Home Environment
Preparing the home environment for the child from birth to 5 months
Preparing the home environment for the child from 5 months to walking (child-proofing vs. the prepared environment)
Week 4: Developmentally Appropriate Toys and Stimuli
The importance of movement to learning
The development of the hand
The development of equilibrium
Week 5: Fostering Language Development from Birth
How language develops in the human person
The role of the adult in fostering language development
Aids to development of language
Week 6: Eating and Excreting
Toilet awareness beginning at birth
Toilet awareness from 6 months to walking
Week 7: Sleeping
What, when, why sleep
Obstacles and Troubleshooting
*The class will proceed with a minimum of six registrants.
“This is education, understood as a help to life; an education from birth, which feeds a peaceful revolution and unites all in a common aim, attracting them as to a single centre. Mothers, fathers, politicians: all must combine in their respect and help for this delicate work of formation, which the little child carries on in the depth of a profound psychological mystery, under the tutelage of an inner guide. This is the bright new hope for mankind.” (The Absorbent Mind, p. 15).
If you are interested in finding out more about Planes Child Care training opportunities, please contact me.