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Raising a family in our fast-paced culture is no easy task, especially with the pressures imposed by work schedules, the expectation of immediacy brought on by technology, and the dilemmas posed by conflict resolution and power struggles!  

Maria Montessori believed deeply in the partnership between teacher and parents. She encouraged directresses to develop a close relationship with families and even do consultations in the home.  This relationship supports families to implement effective parenting practices and helps teachers to understand the complexities of various households, all of which helps us to meet the specific needs of each child.

Litchfield Montessori School wants to keep this tradition alive and support our parents with a robust Parent Education program. We offer all parents:

  • Six parent education discussions per year
  • Individualized follow-up conversations with the education coordinator and teachers
  • Mentoring for children and parents who request additional support.   

Even if you cannot attend a parent education class we encourage you to call or email with any and all questions/concerns and we'll take the time to talk and follow-up.  It is within the LMS mission to continue to develop an integrated support system between school and home.

These discussions are designed to present effective strategies including Positive Discipline, Raising Capable and Resilient Children, Effective Communication, Child Centered Problem Solving, Family Meetings, Avoiding Power Struggles.  During these discussions, you will be encouraged to what you are struggling with, and in turn we will offer you support during discussion but also with individualized follow-up adapted to your specific concerns. For those that cannot attend the Parent Education Blog will be updated after each session. 

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  • Special Guest Speaker Event for Community Circle

    January 16th, 2020 by Cara Johnson

    Join us for a special guest speaker on 

    Technology, Social Media, Parenting and Educating

    A public parent education event presented by Susan Angelides

    Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 6:00 pm 

    As parents and educators we need to first understand how and why the technology is being used. We must understand how it has impacted and changed...

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