Parent & Infant

SUPPORTIVE MINDFUL OBSERVATION AND INTERACTION


“Scientific observation then has established that education is not what the teacher gives; education is a natural process spontaneously carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words but by experiences upon the environment”. MARÍA MONTESSORI

The Parent & Infant programme is designed for a group of infants and parents to come together to allow the infant to explore a prepared environment designed specifically to meet the developmental needs of the infant child, while parents practice supportive mindful observation and interaction.

The Montessori guide engages parents in conversations related to different developmental topics, led by the needs of each child and family; helps to form collaborative relationships with the guide and among other parents; and presents families with information related to bringing Montessori ideas to the home.

Topics of interest include feeding and weaning, self-care and toileting, independence and limits, sleeping issues, cognitive and social development, language and movement development. The safe and supportive community allows parents to share challenges and insights, celebrations, and frustrations.

Who is it designed for?

Parent & Infant programme targets families with newborn infants up to 18 months focused in observation and how to follow your child since the first year of his/her life. It is also a programme for families who are in the gestation period, so they can learn about a natural education based on the Montessori pedagogy.

THE SCHEDULE

October, 2016 to june, 2017
Friday from 10.00 to 11.30 am

THE price

110 EUR / month

THE place

Valencia Montessori School

THE programme

The programme show us how to observe the child, focus on him/her and know his/her needs according to each stage. Suggestions and real experiences of what is a Montessori environment and everything that involves its methodology.

  • 01. The Observation
    02. The Absorbent Mind
    03. Montessori at Home
    04. Preparation of Environment
    05. Emotional Development
    06. Fantasy vs Reality
    07. Role of the Adult
    08. Independence
    09. Freedom and Discipline
  • 10. Personality Development
    11. Social Development
    12. Awards and Punishments
    13. Sensitive Period: Part I
    14. Food
    15. Toileting Training
    16. Sensitive Period: Part II
    17. Communication
    18. Sensitive Period: Part III