A Hands-On Model for Respectful Parenting

 Learn how to best support your growing child while she explores and plays! 


Designed upon the work of Maria Montessori (Montessori Education), Magda Gerber (Resources for Infant Educarers), Emmi Pikler (Pikler Institute), and Marshall Rosenberg (Nonviolent Communication), our classes offer an opportunity to apply these techniques in real time with your own child, under the guidance of an expert.  You’ll walk away with a greater understanding of what your child needs and how to best support her.   

In our classes, you’ll learn skills like:

  • How to correct behaviors, and enforce limits.  

  • What to say when your child is struggling, hurting others, or wanting attention.

  • How to best encourage independence

  • Ways to play and be with your child that build confidence and autonomy.


Each class offers a time for quiet observation,  discussions about the realities of parenthood, weekly emails, and connection with like-minded parents.  Watch parent guide Leanne Gray model what to say and do, and get real-time feedback while you practice.

“This class is pragmatic, and really changes your own perspective and your view of toddlers.”
— Delphine
This class has opened my eyes to how capable my child is.
— Joan
I found it very helpful to be forced to just watch my child, see what she was drawn to, and how she interacted with other children.
— Lauren
This is a great opportunity for kids to play in a school setting before they transition to school.
— Jason


Classes are led by Leanne Gray, a certified Montessori guide and parent educator.  Leanne brings over a decade of experience working with children to create a warm and inviting space that encourages movement, self-directed choices, and a love of learning.  All classes have a minimum of four families to hold the class and a maximum of ten.  Reserve your spot today!  

 

Our Current Classes

Discovery 

This class is a time to be with your baby and observe what she is capable of! Our small class will have time for individualized attention and support of mindful parenting for this age.

Discussion topics include care routines, feeding, and how to mindfully design your home to support your growing child. 

On the Move! 

Mobile babies need a new environment: one with space to explore in a safe way.  This class is a time to be with your baby and observe what she is capable of!  

Discussion topics include care routines, weaning, and how to mindfully design your home to support your growing child. 

Explorers

Your emerging toddler is ready to explore!  This class encourages independence with a time for play, songs, and snack.  Leanne will model respectful redirection, conflict mediation, and how to offer help to children of this age.  


Discussion topics include toileting routines and support, testing and exploration, what to expect in a Montessori toddler classroom, and how to mindfully design your home to support your growing child. 

Want to host these classes at your school or community group?

Contact us here for more details.