MCH's Parent and Child Program, Discover Me, is designed for primary caregivers and children from birth to 18 months. The program provides caregivers educational instruction and support to help children become independent, respectful and self-assured.
Goals of the Discover Me:
1. To foster healthy and joyful relationships between caregivers, their children and others.
2. To assist caregivers by providing information that will help them understand and guide their children toward optimal growth and development.
3. To teach the importance of observation, respect, and independence as it relates to the development of “intrinsic motivation.”
How does a child achieve independence?
“He does it by means of a continuous activity. How does he become free? By means of constant effort. …we know that development results from activity. The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences."
- Maria Montessori
How does the child benefit?
How will the caregiver benefit?
Stay tuned for more information on this beneficial program and session dates.
Kim Berude, Infant/Toddler Program Director and Discover Me Leader
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.