“The greatness of the human personality begins at the hour of birth”
– Maria Montessori
The purpose at Ananda is to bring awareness of Montessori philosophy, and to find support in a community of parents and children learning together.
In each Montessori Playgroup class, I offer guidance as you learn to observe and respect the natural development of your child. You also interact and practice Montessori as a living process in an environment prepared with both you and your child in mind.
In each Playgroup class, I introduce activities to your child and others to help in developing social skills, concentration, communication, and a sense of belonging to a group, while modeling ways for you to use skills at home.
All parents gather monthly in person at Ananda (or virtually) for a discussion group, facilitated by me. These sessions feature an overview and discussion of topics pertaining to infant/child development and parenting, and serve as a time for you to share and exchange information with one another, and to form friendships and connections.
Discussion topics may include:
Schedules and Cost
Montessori Playgroup: 8-week course
Parent-Infant, birth to walking
Monday, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Monday, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Parent-Toddler, walking to 3 years
Tuesday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Friday, 9:30am - 11:00 am
Parent-Preschooler, 3 - 5 years
Wednesday, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Cost per 8-week course
1X per wk - $150
2X per wk - $275
Cost per 1.5 hr session, 8-week course
1X per wk - $150
2X per wk - $180
Cost per 8-hour course
1X per wk - $200
2X per wk - $350
Cost per 2 hr session, 8-week course
1X per wk - $180
2X per wk - $325
*Two hour classes are based on readiness and at my discretion
For Montessori Playgroup 8-week Course
The Joyful Child: Montessori Global Wisdom for Birth to Three by Susan Stephenson and an Observation Journal will be included for each registered family in Ananda Montessori Playgroups.