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Tue, Jun 20


San Diego

Parent Educational Workshop: Introduction to Montessori

An enriching educational opportunity for our parent members with time to ask questions of an expert in Montessori.

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Parent Educational Workshop: Introduction to Montessori
Parent Educational Workshop: Introduction to Montessori

Time & Location

Jun 20, 2023, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

San Diego, 2640 Historic Decatur Rd suite 104, San Diego, CA 92106, USA


About the event


Our first Montessori Parent Education Workshop

Many of you have met our Montessori Program Consultant Jeanne-Marie Paynel of Voila Montessori. If you have not yet met her, see below for more about her. 

The topic of this first of many workshops is a foundational Introduction to the Principles of Montessori. If you are unable to attend, we are recording her talk and the following Q & A time to share with any members who could not attend. Please RSVP here if you are able to join us live!

Once a month from June to the end of the year, we have mapped out six total workshops, one per month. The finalized dates and topics will be announced soon! These workshops are free to our regular members and offered to our Community members as a ticketed event if space allows. If you'd like to bring a friend, email to request a seat for them!

A bit more about Jeanne-Marie Paynel

Jeanne-Marie, or Jenny, is a former Montessori teacher who now supports new and developing Montessori programs around San Diego and across the world. She French-American, started out in Marketing only to discover the beauty of the Montessori method when her boys began in a school. Since then she pursued her certification, taught for many years and found a need she could fill as a consultant for new programs and as an educator of parents who were consistently asking for how to apply the Montessori method at home. She has therefore offered in-home visit consultations to assist parents in arranging their home to suit the needs of their babies or toddlers as well as an online course for parents. She has an online course called The Parenting School as well as a Youtube channel with helpful discussions and instructional videos of Montessori activities you can do at home.

One of my personal favorite books (and my own personal starting point as a parent when Henry was young!) is The Montessori Toddler: A Parents Guide to Raising a Curious and Responsible Human Being is written by Simone Davies, a contemporary and friend of Jeanne-Marie's. I have returned to their discussions here many times when trying to problem solve my own parenting trials and questions! I just love the kindness and respect they both have for children - they are women I truly admire and want to learn to emulate; listening to their voices and their guidance has truly transformed me as a parent!

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