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Montessori Playgroups

A place where children and adults play and learn together

The purpose at Ananda is to bring awareness of Montessori philosophy, and to find support in a community of parents, children, and families.

In each Montessori Playgroup class, I offer guidance as you learn to observe and respect the natural development of your child. You also interact and practice Montessori as a living process in an environment prepared with both you and your child in mind.

In each Playgroup class, I introduce activities to your child and others to help in developing social skills, concentration, communication, and a sense of belonging to a group, while modeling ways for you to use skills at home.

All parents gather monthly in person at Ananda (or virtually) for a discussion group, facilitated by me. These sessions feature an overview and discussion of topics pertaining to infant/child development and parenting, and serve as a time for you to share and exchange information with one another, and to form friendships and connections.

Discussion topics may include:

  • Observation
  • Symbiotic Period of the Infant
  • Preparing the Home Environment
  • Development of Language
  • Development of Movement
  • Development of Language
  • Breastfeeding, Weaning, and Nutrition
  • Diapers and Toilet Learning
  • Sleep
  • Positive Parenting
  • Montessori Theories

Schedules and Cost

Montessori Playgroup: 8-week course

Parent-Infant, birth to walking

Friday, 9:30 - 11:00 am

Cost per 8-week PI course

1X per wk - $175

Parent-Toddler, walking to 3 years

Monday, 9:30 - 11:00 am

Tuesday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Thursday, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Cost per 1.5 hr session, 8-week PT course

1X per wk - $175

2X per wk - $325

3 X per wk- $475

Cost per 2 hr session, 8-week PT course

1X per wk - $205

2X per wk - $385

*Two hour classes are based on readiness and at my discretion

Parent-Child 3 - 6 years

Wednesday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cost per 8-week PC course

1X per wk - $325


For Montessori Playgroup 8-week Course

  • If you are unable to attend for reasons other than illness or weather, you may book one make-up class. Only one make-up class is permitted per child once you have enrolled.
  • You must notify me at least 24 hours prior to a cancellation, unless due to a sudden illness. If you cancel after this time you will be billed for the class.
  • Siblings (after first child) receive a $50 tuition discount; non-mobile infant siblings, (not walking), are free.
  • Withdrawals: Withdrawals within 2 weeks of the beginning of the course are non-refundable. If you withdraw before this time, a fee of $25 will be charged to cover administration costs.
  • Enrollment is open year-round; summer schedules may vary.

The Joyful Child: Montessori Global Wisdom for Birth to Three by Susan Stephenson is included for each registered family in Ananda Montessori Playgroups.

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