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Build positive partnerships with parents

An effective partnership with parents requires a relationship built upon trust and positive shared experiences, and a willingness to share information about the Montessori method and strategies that have been helpful, both at home and at school. When we do this successfully, the result is a predictable and congruent experience for the child, setting up conditions for the child to thrive.
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Build positive partnerships with parents


  • Partnering with parents effectively – identifying goals
  • The Foundation: Actively building positive, trusting relationships
  • Raising difficult child issues with parents – strategies and best practices


  • Montessori educators
  • Montessori administrators
  • Assistant Guides interested in deepening their understanding of the Montessori approach to parent communication


  • An understanding of a successful Guide/Parent collaboration and its benefits
  • Strategies for actively cultivating trust through formal and informal communication
  • Recommendations and techniques for addressing challenging issues, setting goals, and creating action plans
The biggest takeaway from the workshop was that sometimes things are overwhelming for parents. Take things slow. Give them the words to say to their children. Parents love to be in the know.
Participant of Workshop in August 2021
Montessori Educator

Meet the instructors

Monique Shen
Monique Shen
Monique Shen is our Nido and Toddler Trainer. After earning her BA in Psychology from Stony Brook University, Monique continued to pursue her interests in developmental psychology and found that her true passion was in early childhood education. She graduated with her AMI Montessori Diploma for the 0 to 3 age group from The Montessori Training Centre of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and is currently pursuing a dual master's in Early Childhood and Special Education. Monique has opened and led toddler communities, and has also worked as part of the training team in international Montessori training courses in Mexico City for Nido and Toddler guides seeking Montessori certification.
Laura Kalama
Laura Kalama
Laura is our Nido and Toddler Trainer. Over the past 15 years, Laura has been actively involved in early childhood education. She studied education with an emphasis on music at Bridgewater College, Virginia, then moved to California to work with infant and toddler families. She received her Montessori training from the Prepared Montessorian and served as a Lead Nido Guide before joining our team.
Meggan Burak
Meggan Burak
Meggan Burak is our Montessori Mentor. After studying Journalism at the University of Wyoming, Meggan moved to Minnesota which is where she began her Montessori training. She received her Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Primary Diploma from the Montessori Center of Minnesota. Over her twenty-plus years as a Montessori educator, Meggan has worn many hats. She has opened a Montessori school, worked in Nido and Toddler environments, and has been a Children’s House Guide, Head of School, and Administrator. Her passion has always been to help guide others along their Montessori paths. Meggan is delighted to be a Montessori Mentor with the Prepared Montessorian Institute supporting new guides and guides in training as they set off on their Montessori journeys.
As Head of School, along with our educators, I work with the parents in supporting them to adopt Montessori in their homes. This workshop reminds me to always be proactive and responsive versus reactive.
Participant of workshop in August 2021
Head of School of a Montessori School


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