Work Along-Side. Hands-On Resources. Parent Toolkit.
Our Parent Education Section is designed to provide support for you in your parenting and give you a solid grounding in the child development wisdom that is at the heart of Montessori philosophy.
MSGH staff and families come from many different backgrounds and we enjoy the energy our diversity brings to the community.
Our staff will reach out to you in a variety of ways to familiarize you with what happens in the classroom, offer advice on extending Montessori to your home and support your parenting skills if needed. Please take full advantage of our resources by: attending our Parent Information Series; Family Association activities; Coffee, Tea and M.E. (Montessori Education); and of course, contacting your child’s teacher whenever you have any questions or need more information. It is an exciting time for you and your child and we are committed to providing your family with the best Montessori experience possible.
Parent Information Nights
All of our curriculum sessions are hands-on, highly-interactive events that introduce parents to the curriculum at the Toddler, Primary Elementary and Adolescent levels. We want to ensure that families come to understand the Montessori curriculum by having multiple opportunities to experience it firsthand.
It is our hope and belief that as you invest time in the Series, you will become more and more conscious in your parenting, deepen your understanding of your child’s unfolding development, and gain a valuable window into your child’s educational experience. Time and again families have expressed real appreciation for what they have taken home with them. The Series is open to the public and is facilitated primarily by our faculty. We look forward to seeing you there!
To view the schedule, click here.
Our Parent Handbook is a guide to our policies and procedures. You will need to familiarize yourself with its contents and use it as a resource during your child’s time with us.
To view the Parent Handbook, click here.
Helpful Parenting Tips
For helpful parenting tips and resources, click here!
Positive Discipline Parenting Class
The “Positive Discipline for Parents” program was developed by Dr. Jane Nelsen, who created and co-taught, along with Steven Glenn, the popular “Developing Capable People” (DCP) parenting series through the 1980’s and 1990’s. Jane listened to parents, who felt that, while they were grateful to learn a new philosophy for raising their children, they still wanted more nitty-gritty: “What do I do and say when…..?” In creating the Positive Discipline program, Jane heeded their call.
Jacki Romano, MSGH’s learning specialist, has been teaching parenting workshops since the 1990’s, and Positive Discipline, in particular, since 2000. During this time, she has presented countless workshops for teachers, parents, school administrators, PTA’s and Woman’s Clubs throughout CT, NY and Chicago. Besides general “Positive Discipline” classes, some of Jacki’s other workshops are more specific, including “Positive Discipline for Preschoolers,” “Positive Discipline for Adolescents,” “Positive Discipline for Children with ADHD,” “Positive Discipline for Children with Learning Disabilities.” Cost $275 per couple or $150 per individual for 7-week course. Dinner Included.