Discover Me: Parent and Child Program
Spring Session – Wednesdays (10:30-12:00)
How will the child benefit?
* The child will be stimulated to explore age appropriate materials in a beautiful environment.
* The program will support the growth of each child in all areas of development – Physical Motor, Cognitive, Social-Emotional, Language, and Spiritual.
* The child will be giving the opportunity to participate in a short group activity involving song and movement.
* The child will have the opportunity to explore nature.
* The child will be around other children.
* The child will benefit from having a caregiver that will learn how to set up a home environment that best supports the needs of the child.
How will the caregiver benefit?
* The caregiver (parent, grandparent, nanny) will learn about the importance of observation as it relates to the development of the child.
* The caregiver will learn about the importance of self-soothing and freedom of movement as both relate to optimal child development.
* The relationship the caregiver already has with the child will strengthen.
* The caregiver will learn how to set up an environment at home that will be safe, stimulating and nurturing; an environment that cultivates freedom of movement and independence.
* The caregiver will benefit from a 20 to 30 minute group discussion at each class on a topic regarding child development.
Discover Me classes will be organized in 6-week sessions, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
To sign up for the program, please click here.
Kim Berude, Infant/Toddler Program Director
As the Director of MCH’s Infant/Toddler program, Kim Berude brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to the school. Montessori-trained with over 30 years of experience, Kim has a BA in Special Education for early childhood through elementary, a Master‘s Degree in Infant Development and Special Ed, and American Montessori Society certification. Kim is an instructor for MEIPN and teaches child development and infant environmental design from in utero to three years old. In her career, Kim has started an Early Childhood program for handicapped children on a USA Naval Base in Yokosuka, Japan. Kim’s nurturing personality and gentle disposition makes her a valued member of the MCH family.