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 

Montessori Playgroups

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.

Other Offerings

In addition to my Montessori classes, I offer personal mentorship and consultations, as well as Positive Discipline Parenting workshops and groups. This parenting approach offers effective ways to encourage your child, while also providing many opportunities to learn the underlying motivations of your child's behavior and the role you play in influencing your relationship together. 

At Ananda I begin working with families during pregnancy, and since 1989 I have been teaching childbirth education and attending births as a doula in hospitals and as a midwife assistant at homebirths. I continue this support to families through Pre-Birth Education, which includes preparing your home environment for your newborn, as well as guiding your understanding of Montessori as it applies to pregnancy and the early life of the child and family.

Please click on the Services button to learn more, and Contact Me so we can talk about the ways that I can help you. You can reach me by phone, email, or via the Contact Form.

I look forward to talking with you soon!


Find out more about my services on my Course/Consultation Page (click on photo for link)