Join our Inclusive Montessori co-op!

This Signature program features Montessori principles to help build independence & confidence in the classroom. Our mixed age, inclusive class is welcome to all children, including kids with delays and disabilities! Our 1:3 ratio and weekly parent participation ensures that your child is well-supported by us and you.

Meets 2x/Week

9am-12pm

$950/Mo.

Sliding Scale Available

2 Cohorts

Ages 18 mos-2 yrs 9 mos
Ages 2 yrs 9 mos-5 yrs 5 mos

1:3 Ratio

Including teacher + assistants

If you are interested in being a part of your child’s learning experience, love the Montessori Method, and are looking for an inclusive program for your child to learn and prepare for school, this group is for you!

Montessori parent and guide, Season, created this Play Lab to provide an inclusive environment, where caregivers can learn alongside of their children and children can gain confidence in a classroom.

Children will be given the freedom to explore the classroom and work with Montessori materials. They will learn to work alongside classmates, problem solve, and build independence in every day activities. Children are provided opportunities to prepare their own snacks, care for their environment, and be a part of a community.

Observation is key to Montessori education; teachers and parents will both participate in observing their children to find strengths, interests, and needs. These observations will tailor the child’s learning journey. Lessons and activities will be presented that will meet each child’s individual needs.

Our co-op program asks adults to participate in a portion of their child’s morning in the classroom. Parents can stay on-site to co-work or take a break when they are not participating in the the classroom. We ask that parents are open to learning more about the Montessori philosophy and practicing while in the classroom with the children.

Our Daily Routine

9-9:15am

Morning greeting and transition

9:15-9:20am

Group Meeting (Songs, Book, Lesson)

9:20-11:25am

Work period with open snack

Half of parents will be present for observation, transitions, and assistance with activities

11:25am

Clean up & transition to large play space

11:35-12pm

Gross motor/open play

Parent Q&A and Community Socialization

Frequently Asked Montessori Questions

How many months do we need to commit to the co-op?

We ask that you are able to make a 3-month commitment when joining. Our experience shows that children are able to successfully develop a routine best over a three month period.

Can my child join if they are delayed or disabled?

This co-op will have a 1:3 ratio and be inclusive, meaning we welcome both neurodivergent/disabled and neurotypical children.

Does my child have to be potty trained/independent?

We cannot provide bathroom support to your child. We can take them to the restroom if they are independently using the bathroom only.

Can I leave SPL while my child is attending co-op?

Parents can stay on-site to co-work or take a break when they are not participating in the classroom. We ask that parents are open to learning more about the Montessori philosophy and practicing while in the classroom with the children.

What principles will the co-op focus on?

Our class will focus on Montessori Principles, including:

  1. Freedom within Limits
  2. Prepared Adult and Environment
  3. Development of the Whole Child

As a parent, what will I learn when I attend?

Each month, we’ll be focusing on areas for observations and learning Montessori in three areas:

  1. Intrinsic motivation and strengths
  2. Independence and confidence
  3. Attention and focus

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Our Montessori Story

I am mom of three and a Montessori homeschooler. I started my journey with Montessori in college and earned my Masters in Montessori Education.

I have always loved working with children, and the Montessori Method showed me the importance of a child-directed approach to learning. Adults are present to guide children in their learning through the understanding of child development and of the sensitive periods.

I wholeheartedly believe children have the desire and love to learn.

Children learn through play and exploration of their environment. Mentor teachers, administration, and specialists have taught me so much about the method, however, the children have taught me the most about the philosophy.

After having my own, I learned more about respect for the child through all aspects of life. From respecting an infant’s focus on their reflection in a mirror, to a toddler’s need for autonomy when dressing, to a preschooler’s need for choice when choosing activities, I have been able to see the importance of what is means to truly respect a child.

I, like most, began homeschooling during the pandemic. I love to bring in a lot of movement into our days, take breaks, use my children’s own natural instincts, and teach in the moment.

Children are spontaneous, but they love predictability and routine. Montessori education provides that for my children. I am able to prepare the environment for them to explore freely and to introduce lessons throughout our day as they come up.

The beauty of the prepared adult and the prepared environment is that, through observation, the adult can meet each child where they are at in their developmental, emotional, and sensory needs.

My oldest is an excited, curious, and creative five year old. He was a sensory seeker at an early age. He loves deeply and he is determined to figure out how the world works. When it came time to enroll him in school, I was cautious due to the stigma around Autism. He had spent a lot of time at home with me and his siblings during the pandemic.

He had limited large group experiences, but we knew he was capable. Unfortunately, a month into the school year it did not work out. I searched for small schools that provide respectful, child-directed education and was unsuccessful.

As a parent, I was confused and discouraged, but I ultimately knew returning to homeschooling was the best decision for us. I quickly discovered he wasn’t the only child this was happening to, and sadly, he won’t be the last.

There are many reasons that our neurodivergent children are not being supported in schools. 

This led me to want to create a space for my neurodivergent and neurotypical children, to experience an inclusive and respectful environment. Montessori is meant for every child because it is founded in the principle that all children are capable.

This program will provide a space
where caregivers and children can come together and learn through observation, experience, and acceptance.

– Season
Montessori Parent & Coach