Upcoming Montessori Parent Events

Montessori from the Start Programs

We invite you to participate in Forest Bluff School's Montessori From the Start parent education programs, which include lectures and book discussions throughout the academic year. 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 meet other parents with children of similar ages. 

*Please note: Guests are welcome to attend Montessori Parent Events at Forest Bluff School. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Lynn Lillard Jessen at 847.295.8338. For the safety and security of the school, a completed Family Information Form is required of all visitors before entering the building. 

"Supporting Your Child's Potential" with Head Emerita Paula Lillard Preschlack

Join us for an evening with Paula Lillard Preschlack, author of The Montessori Potential. 
Tuesday, October 3, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

"Action in Your Kitchen" with Head Emerita Paula Lillard Preschlack

Join us for an afternoon with Paula Lillard Preschlack, author of The Montessori Potential. She will discuss how to include children of all ages in kitchen activities and responsibilities. 
Tuesday, October 10, 2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

2023-2024 Book Discussion Series

Book Discussion dates for 2023-2024 TBA. 

All discussions will take place at Forest Bluff School on Tuesdays from 8:45-9:45 a.m. or 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Book discussions will begin with a brief summary of selected chapters, followed by a discussion of the content. Parents are welcome to attend even if they haven't yet read the chapters.

Parent & Baby Series

2023-2024 Dates TBA

Parents with their babies—ages 12 months and younger—are invited to come to our Parent-Child Room from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on scheduled dates throughout the school year. The purpose of the Parent and Baby Practical Sessions is to help you understand the Montessori approach to child-rearing, to answer your questions, and to show you activities for home that match your baby’s current stage of development.

Please contact the school office at 847-295-8338 to sign up for a practical session. Due to limited space we ask that only one parent per baby attends. Once a session is full, we will start a waitlist, so please let us know right away if your plans change!

Private in-home sessions are available for parents seeking individualized guidance. We encourage parents of young children to attend our lectures and discussions (see above). Our blog is also a wonderful resource with suggestions for supporting the development of young children in the home.

The Montessori Approach At Home

To listen to previously recorded lectures of our Montessori Approach At Home series visit: https://soundcloud.com/paulapreschlack
*Intended for parents with children of all ages (YCC-Secondary)