Start Parent-Infant in your community!
Learning Together Education offers training and mentoring to assist you in starting a program or to support you in running an existing program.
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What is a Parent-Infant Community?
The Parent-Infant (or Parent-Child) Community is a class that one or both parents attend with their child under three. Expectant parents may also attend. Parent-Infant may meet one or more times per week. Sessions are usually 90 minutes long. There is one facilitator and up to 10 families per class.
Where can I hold a class?
Classes may be held in any safe place that can be set up for class: a church, school, a home, or even outdoors. The setup includes a quilt, and mobiles for the babies, small tables and chairs for older infants and toddlers, and shelves that contain a variety of activities - take a look at our photos. The child chooses activities according to his or her own interest. Children explore, parents observe.
The goal is to educate parents while their children are still young. Parents learn to be observant of their child. Parents have the opportunity to learn effective parenting skills and create healthy routines from early on. Parent-Infant is for EVERY family. We all struggle sometimes, we all love our children and want to do our best. I (Susan) have been involved in Montessori Parent-Infant for thirty years. Over those years, I have researched other programs, and I have seen nothing better for families. It is with full confidence that I say, "Parent-Infant is the BEST beginning!".
If you want to make a life-changing difference for families in only a few hours per week, we hope you will consider creating a Parent-Infant program.
Our dream is to have this kind of support available to families in every community... that all parents would have access to the education they need to assist development and prevent problems.
Who should attend Parent-Infant Facilitator Training?
If you are interested in providing support to families while their children are still young, bring Parent-Infant to your area. Anyone interested in starting a program, or anyone already providing Parent-Infant classes, should attend.
Professionals working with children, including social workers, children's ministry leaders, therapists, caregivers, teachers/school administrators, even parents... learn how to offer Parent-Infant in your setting. Parent-Infant is an effective outreach to young families.
Participants may be Montessori 0-3 certified or not. It is recommended that a Parent-Infant Facilitator have Montessori 0-3 certification. We can advise you about the certification process.
Parent-Infant is the BEST beginning!
Tuition includes the 16-hour training, unlimited use of the Parent Observation Journal for families in your program, parent education resources, recordings, and handouts. Training is followed by a year of mentoring through monthly individual calls, also included with your tuition.
The American Montessori Society grants fifteen professional development hours for this seminar (in-person only).
Upcoming training in-person or virtual!
Due to travel limitations, we now offer the training online and in person. The next in-person training is in Denver, February 18 through 20, 2022, Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. Please register below.
If you prefer to do online training, you will receive recordings of a training weekend, resources including the Parent Observation Journal, and monthly one-to-one mentoring calls. You may join a future in-person training at no additional charge; just contact us to reserve a spot. Online training can begin immediately, just email to get started.
Questions? Please contact [email protected].