“To recognize this great work of the child does not mean to diminish the parents’ authority. Once they can persuade themselves not to be themselves the builders, but merely to act as collaborators in the building process, they become much better able to carry out their real duties; and then, in the light of a wider vision, their help becomes truly valuable.”

~Dr. Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our Parent & Child programs are currently on hold for the Fall 2020 semester. We will revisit guidelines as the spring semester approaches and notify anyone who is interested about reopening this program in 2021. If you are interested in being notified, fill out a registration form below.

In place of our Parent & Child programs, we are offering an at-home learning program called Borrow Buddies. Families can borrow home kits weekly which contain classroom materials and books from our lending library based on your child’s age and unique interests. To learn more or sign-up, click here.

As Montessorians, we know two things for certain:
1. Education begins at the moment of birth.
2. The relationship between parent & child during this period of development is so important.

Our goal with Parent & Child programming is to provide a unique experience that allows for bonding and education to happen together as a family. Trained guides will offer support as you and your child learn together about all that Montessori education has to offer your family

Click on a Class Below to Register!

Families enrolled in Parent & Child Afternoon Programs receive priority placement for the upcoming school year and/or summer camps.

Enrollment is now open for all Parent & Child programs for the 20-21 School Year.
See Tuition & Fee Schedule for pricing!

Montessori Parent & Child Class
Sign up for Spring (Jan-May)
Mon-Thurs Ages newborn-36m
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Infants and young toddlers will explore the prepared environment while parents (or other caregivers) learn from trained guides about the foundations of Montessori education such as observation, early brain development, discipline. Parent Education meetings will also be offered once a month virtually; covering topics from toileting, to preparing the home environment, discipline and other topics related to your child’s development.

Gardening & Nutrition Club
Spring 2021 (Jan-May)
Ages 18m-5yrs
Led by a seasoned gardener and chef, parents and children will learn all about the process of growing a garden, nutrition and food preparation. Participants will work in our school garden and will have guidance in creating their own child-friendly garden at home, enjoy garden-themed crafts and projects and spend time outdoors together learning about nature.

Process Art
Spring 2021 (Jan-May)
Ages 18m-5yrs
To encourage independence, creativity and self-expression, early childhood art experiences should be process-based. This means that there are no expectations to create a final “product.” Participants will have the opportunity to work with a variety of quality art materials both cooperatively and individually. Children will also learn to setup and clean up their own art spaces and materials. Guides will offer support to parents on creating an art-friendly space at home for their child.

Ages 18mo-5yr
This fun parent & child music & movement class is offered outdoors after school for students enrolled in The Garden morning programming.
You can also register for Kindermusik Studio classes at 105 Turner St. in Southern Pines.