540-636-4257   155 Biggs Drive  Front Royal, VA 22630

Beginnings

Helping the infant mind in its work of development


Fridays, 9:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

 

Infants’ abilities and characteristics change seemingly overnight. Each morning babies greet their parents as new and curious beings. Parents crave information to understand this rapid development and how to best support their child’s burgeoning independence.

Montessori Beginnings is a gathering of parents or caregivers with infants and toddlers from 8 weeks to 3 years of age. It is a cheerful, relaxed environment that is scaled to the comfort of very young children. Beautiful toys and handmade materials entice babies to manipulate and discover, leading to coordination of movement and refinement of senses. Movement mats, balance beams, mirrors, and more encourage babies to joyfully crawl, creep, cruise, and walk independently.

Parenting issues are discussed individually as well as in small groups, providing support to new parents from those who have “been there.” Home consultations, weekly educational handouts, and special events are all included in this program.

All classes are are from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. held in Mrs. Veitenthal's Toddler Classroom. Each group will include 8 sessions for a total of $40.  You must be pre-registered. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Sessions are as follows:

Group A: 1/22, 2/5, 2/19, 3/5, 3/19, 4/9, 4/23, 5/7
Group B: 1/29, 2/12, 2/26, 3/12, 3/26, 4/16, 4/30, 5/14

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COVID-19 Additional Safety Measures

  • There will be two of 5 families (1 adult and 1 child only) each attending every other week.
  • There will be no mixing of groups.
  • Work/materials will be changed and sanitized between classes.
  • Adults in the classroom will be required to wear face coverings.
“The study of child psychology in the first years of life opens to our eyes such wonders that no one seeing them with understanding can fail to be deeply stirred. Our work as adults does not consist in teaching, but in helping the infant mind in its work of development.”
– Dr. Maria Montessori

Come see the benefits of our Beginnings class

Mountain Laurel Montessori School

MLMS is offering in-person classes, five days a week for the 2020-21 school year.
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