1. Involvement with the Teachers
Parents also participate in parent-teacher conferences. Classroom observations and discussions with teachers further inform parents about the child’s experience at school. The conferences are scheduled throughout the year; observations may be scheduled by simply requesting time to do so from the school administrator.
2. Classroom Presence
Parents are encouraged to be a guest speaker and share a topic of interest during circle time at any time during the academic year. Parents are also invited to celebrate their child’s birthday (or half-year birth anniversary) by preparing a special treat along with a time line of photographs for each year of their life.
3. Occasional Evening Seminars
With our Montessori University, parents can learn valuable parenting approaches and gain a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the Montessori philosophy and methodology. Subjects include making the home environment accessible and responsive to children; how Montessori principles can be useful in various parenting situations; understanding the school curriculum; discipline and much more. These events also provide parents with the opportunities to share experiences with other parents who have similar goals and issues concerning their children.