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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: 2022-2023 School Year

Fall Semester  (August 29 - December 31)       Spring  - (January 23 - May 26, 2023)

Parent-Infant, birth to walking


Friday, 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Fall Semester 

$350

Spring Semester 

$437

Full Year

$748


*5% tuition discount applied

Parent-Toddler, walking to 3 years


Monday, 9:30 - 11:30 am (closed)

Tuesday, 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Thursday, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Fall Semester

1x per wk - $466

2x per wk - $883

3x per wk- $1,350


Spring Semester

1x per wk - $583

2x per wk - $1,116

3x per wk - 1,700


Full Year

1x per wk - $997

2x per wk - $1.995

3x per wk - 2.992


*5% tuition discount applied

Parent-Child, 3 - 6 years


Wednesday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fall Semester

$700

Spring Semester

$875


Full Year 

$1,496


*5% tuition discount applied

Attention!

For Montessori Playgroup 

  • Younger siblings may join an older sibling's class at no charge, but once mobile (crawling/walking), you will be charged $25 per class for younger sibling

  • There are 9 children per class. If the class you choose is full you will be placed on the waiting list and notified when there is a space available
  • A $50 sibling discount is applied after first child
  • If registering, or adding classes, after start of semester (space permitting) your tuition will be prorated accordingly
  • Semester payments can be made in full, or you can divide into two payments. If choosing to pay in two installments, please speak with me

  • Full year tuition includes a 5% discount

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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