The Family Involvement Program of Shining Stars Montessori Academy is designed to offer help and support to families, communicate the mission of Shining Stars, and to increase awareness of Montessori practice and philosophy. Working together with parents will enable us to fulfill our mission of helping each child develop to his or her fullest potential and to become agents of positive change in the world.
PARENT INFORMATION WORKSHOPS
As soon as your child is enrolled at Shining Stars, you officially become a “Montessori Parent,” with all the responsibilities and privileges inherent in that distinctive title. Our Parent Information Workshops are specifically designed around the distinctive characteristics of children at each level of our school with the purpose of supporting the behavioral, social emotional and academic issues pertinent to each developmental stage and to offer opportunities to learn more about Montessori theory and practice. Attendance at these gatherings will give insight into basic Montessori practices and the daily workings of the classroom You will also get information on what to expect from your child now and soon in her future.
Parents will be invited to observe in their child’s classroom. Observations will begin in December and can be scheduled with your child’s guide.
MONTESSORI AT HOME
Schedule your home visit with us for an informal discussion and practical tips and suggestions about how to make every room in your home more Montessori-friendly.
Parents will gather to participate in regular, monthly discussions of selected books on parenting.
Sign up with your child’s teacher or the Main Office to volunteer to help with end-of-year classroom cleaning, material making, classroom set up, and environmental clean-up day.
This program consists of two sessions. On Friday night, participants silently ponder a series of questions intended to arouse their impressions of each classroom. On Saturday morning everyone actually works with the materials just as a child would. Teachers are on hand to act as guides and to answer questions. Open discussions are conducted at the closing of each gathering.