Welcome to Ananda Montessori
My name is Pamela Green, and I offer the first and only Montessori Playgroups in Northwestern Pennsylvania. In a nurturing and calm environment, you and your child can explore and learn, in classes specific to your child's individual needs. My program is located in the beautiful town of North East, just outside of Erie, Pennsylvania. Ananda Montessori Playgroups are offered year round. See the schedule on the Montessori Playgroup page.
Have you been searching for a place that welcomes you as a parent, where you can be guided and mentored alongside your child, by an experienced educator? Where you receive personal support for your work as your child's first teacher? If so, then you may wish to enroll in a Stay and Play course. Or you may choose to Drop-off and Go, so your child can play for a few hours on their own in a small-sized class of up to six children. Both playgroups include parent support and education in a variety of ways, and all parents are welcome to join our monthly parent discussion groups, on the fourth Monday evening of each month.
In the Montessori Playgroup classes, we explore the teachings and principles of Maria Montessori. Furniture, materials, and activities in the environment of each class are carefully chosen to aid in the development of movement and coordination, independence, language, self-discipline, and cognitive skills in your young child. In the Stay and Play classes, you observe your child and other children in an environment that invites natural exploration and supports child development. You also observe how I engage with your child in activities and lessons.
Drop-off and Go classes are small, allowing for individual and small-group lessons, as well as time away from parents or caregivers. In the peaceful setting at Ananda, children explore social interactions and develop responsibility for themselves, the environment and others.
I look forward to talking with you soon!