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?
The Winter Session of DISCOVER ME will run on the following Saturdays: May 2, May 9, May 16 and May 30 and will be held in our Infant/Toddler room, Ambarino, from 10:30 a.m to 12:00 p.m. Please note there won't be a session on May 23, and on our last session (May 30) we will be at Farrel-McWhirter Park.
The fee is $150.00 and an invoice will follow within two business days after submitting. Registration is not complete and space is not held until payment is received.
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.