Upcoming Montessori Parent Events

Book Discussion

Join us for a book discussion of The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction.

Friday, April 12, 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Lake Forest Open Lands Volunteer Work Day

Adults and children of all ages are welcome to participate in this volunteer work day. This is a great opportunity to visit a local natural area and personally contribute to its health and beauty! There is no required time commitment.  Arrive and leave at your convenience. Any and all help is much appreciated! 

Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for outdoor work. Rubber boots are best. Lake Forest Open Lands will supply work gloves and any tools (sized for both adults and children) needed during the work day. 

Location: Everett Farm Nature Preserve 

Access and parking are located on James Court, east off of Telegraph Road (approximately 1/2 mile north of Route 22). Park in the small lot on the north side of James Court and walk east to the trailhead and kiosk.

Saturday, April 6, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

See our blog Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Must-see Wildlife in April and May for inspiration as spring arrives! 

Montessori from the Start Programs

We invite you to participate in Forest Bluff School's Montessori From the Start programs. These programs serve as a solid foundation for your child's earliest years and provide an excellent introduction to Montessori education and the goals of Forest Bluff School. You will gain a deeper understanding of your child's self-formation and have an opportunity to to meet other parents with children of similar ages.

*Please note: with the exception of the Newborn Series and Home Consultations, all Montessori Parent Events at Forest Bluff School are free of charge.

Newborn Series

The Newborn Series is a three-part educational program for expectant parents and parents with newborns. Topics include: the physical care of your newborn, preparing the home environment, and aiding the development of movement and cognition. Babies welcome!

Dates TBA

Morning Lecture Series

*Intended for parents of children ages birth through age three  

Spring 2019

Thursday, April 18, 8:45-9:45 a.m.
Your Child’s Sensitive Period for Language
Thursday, May 9, 8:45-9:45 a.m.
Your Child’s Exploration of the Natural World

Parent & Baby Series

*Intended for parents accompanied by their children ages birth through 15 months. Times vary according to child's age:

Ages 12-15 months 8:30 a.m.- 9:00 a.m. Ages newborn-12 months 10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.

Spring 2019

Thursday, April 4
Thursday, May 2

*Guests are welcome to attend Forest Bluff Montessori Parent Events. Please RSVP to Lynn Lillard Jessen at 847.295.8338 

Forest Bluff School Calendars

(Please note: Most of our Montessori Parent Events are not included in these PDFs. Please periodically check this page for Montessori From the Start dates, Inside the Elementary Presentations, Book Discussion dates, and more.)