Montessori Playgroups

“The greatness of the human personality begins at the hour of birth”                                                                           – Maria Montessori






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


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

Monday, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Tuesday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am


Parent-Toddler, 15 months to 3 years

Thursday, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Friday, 9:30am - 11:00 am




Parent-Preschooler, 3 - 5 years

 Wednesday, 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Cost per 8-week course
1X per wk - $150
2X per wk - $275

Cost per 1.5 hr session, 8-week course
1X per wk - $150
2X per wk - $180



Cost per 8-hour course
1X per wk - $200
2X per wk - $350






Cost per 2 hr session, 8-week course
1X per wk - $180
2X per wk - $325
*Two hour classes are based on readiness and at my discretion

Attention!
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
To facilitate learning, Understanding the Human Being by Dr. Silvana Montanaro is a recommended read for everyone.
The Joyful Child: Montessori Global Wisdom for Birth to Three by Susan Stephenson and an Observation Journal will be included for each registered family in Ananda Montessori Playgroups.
Families who are interested in joining the classes are encouraged to come for a free complimentary class, as a way of becoming acquainted.  To begin the process of enrollment and to hold your space, please fill out this Contact Form , and I will respond to discuss your interest, and to set up a time for you to visit the classroom. You may also contact me at anytime with questions concerning this process.