We have a full schedule of monthly Parenting Workshops for this school year.  Toddler and Primary families will participate via Zoom with Mandi Han, Developmental Specialist and Education Coordinator. Elementary and Middle School parents will join a pre-recorded session with VMS School Counselor Raj Kaur. See Wednesday News for additional links.

Thursday, September 30:

  • Primary: Learning through Routines– 6:30pm
  • Toddler: Learning through Routines – 8:00pm
  • Elementary and Middle School: Coping Strategies, 6:30pm Pre-Recorded

Thursday, October 28 : Montessori at Home

  • Primary: Boundaries – Freedom within Limits, 6:30pm
  • Toddler: Boundaries – Freedom within Limits, 8pm
  • Elementary and Middle School: Boundaries and Personal Space, 6:30pm Pre-Recorded

Thursday, November 18:  Self Esteem, Belonging & Independence

Freedom within Limits: 8pm Toddler and 6:30pm Primary
What is freedom within limits and how does this support the teaching of boundaries? What about natural and logical consequences? Get a glimpse inside our classrooms while gaining tools to distinguish logical from natural consequences.

Boundaries and Personal Space: 6:30pm Elementary & Middle School
Knowledge is power! Awareness is key! The goal of this workshop is to empower children by learning the skills to set appropriate boundaries and respect the personal space and safety of others.


Thursday, January 13:
Vanessa Callaghan, MEd.  “Kind & Clever Ways to Motivate Kids!” 6:30pm
 Let’s get together for this interactive, virtual workshop to connect, share ideas and learn tools and strategies we can use right away!Vanessa Callaghan, MEd. is a proven educator known for her refreshingly honest, hands-on, and personal approach. She empowers parents struggling with their children’s challenging behaviors to find the calm, confidence, and tools they need to build a lifelong relationship with their children based on love, respect, and appreciation.

Thursday, February 17: Executive Functioning Skills: Planning, Attention & Self-Regulation

 

  • Primary:  6:30pm
  • Toddler:  8:00pm
  • Elementary and Middle School: 6:30pm Pre-Recorded
Executive functioning skills are necessary life skills. Students who are organized, focused, can manage their emotions, and are equipped to handle change, have stronger executive functioning skills. This set of explicit skills is essential for students to succeed in school and beyond.
 

Tune in to learn more about how our Montessori learning environments support executive functioning skills and how to help your child succeed with these important life skills at home. Mandi Lee-Han and Raj Kaur will share how to support this critical component from toddler to eighth grade.

 
 

Thursday, March 17: 
Executive Functioning Skills Part 2: Task Initiation, Metacognition, & Working Memory
Executive functioning skills are necessary life skills. Students who can independently start tasks, hold information in their minds, and identify how they learn best, have stronger executive functioning skills. This set of explicit skills is essential for students to succeed in school and beyond. Tune in to learn more about how our Montessori learning environments support executive functioning skills and how to help your child succeed with these important life skills at home. Mandi Lee-Han, and Raj Kaur will share how to support this critical component from toddler to eighth grade.6:30pm Elementary & Middle School Pre-Recorded Session with Raj
Link will be emailed at 6:30pm 3/17 and be available through Sunday 3/20.6:30pm Primary Zoom with Mandi
8:00pm Toddler Zoom with Mandi

Thursday, April 21: Finding Tech Balance & Introducing Online Safety to Young Children, 6:30pm
 This virtual workshop is designed for parents and caregivers of children ages 0-8 to learn tips for raising safe, responsible and ethical young digital citizens. During this hour-long session:

 

  • Design a simple family media plan with expectations or rules you can share with your family and practice at home.
  • Explore how to introduce digital citizenship and online safety in an accessible way to young children.
  • Practice strategies to use media with your children and draw connections to real life experiences.
  • Link teachable moments with media to executive functioning skills in early childhood development.

Presenter Liz Kline, served as VP of Education at Common Sense Media where she led the development of a new K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum. Liz currently serves as a Senior Education Adviser to Common Sense Media and just joined Reading Futures, a virtual dyslexia tutoring start-up, as the Head of Product.


Thursday, May 26: Vanessa Callaghan, MEd.: Navigating Big Emotions with Calm & Confidence, 6:30pm
Learn how to STAY CALM in the middle of BIG EMOTIONS while supporting your child’s social and emotional growth. This training will help you not only survive tough parenting moments at any age, but will also help you build more intimacy, resilience, and trust in your relationship as you learn key insights into bringing social and emotional learning (SEL) home. Although all are welcome, this workshop is for parents of children k-8.

Thursday, June 2:
Supporting Your Child’s Transition to the Next Program Level

 

 

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