Toddler Consulting

About Little River Montessori’s Toddler Consulting Program

Little River Montessori is excited to announce a new class series which can help your child gain confidence in socializing, communicating, and gaining overall independence at home or in the classroom before they enroll in a Montessori program. We also have classes on how to better incorporate Montessori in your home and basic Montessori pedagogy. These classes are open to all families, not just those with students currently enrolled at Little River Montessori.

These are recurring and follow the schedule listed below in the description.

Montessori 101

Time Duration: 1 Hour

Frequency: Once a month

Cost: $40 per family

Location: Virtual Meeting

During this session, we will go over Montessori basics, what we teachers do to prepare ourselves to teach your young children, how we prepare our environments, and how you can implement these basics in your home too. Along with those topics, this class is set up to answer more of the questions you have as well. Please fill out the questions provided for this class so we can have a Q&A at the end of this session.

Toileting Success

Time Duration: 1 Hour

Frequency: Every Other Wednesday

Cost: $50 per family

Location: Virtual Meeting

Toilet learning can be a very personal and vastly different journey for every child. During this class you will learn how to approach potty training through a Montessori lens. We will chat about the signs of readiness in your toddler and how you as the adult will aid your toddler through this process.

Montessori Home Basics

Time Duration: 1 Hour

Frequency: Every Other Monday

Cost: $40 per family

Location: Virtual Meeting

The basis of any Montessori teachings can easily start in your home. This class will give you the basic tools to start using the Montessori Method in your home with your child’s needs in mind. We will talk about how to set up several rooms within your house to best suit your growing child when it comes to their basic needs and desire for independence at the toddler level.

Language Learning

Time Duration: 1 Hour

Frequency: Once a Month

Cost: $50 per family

Location: Virtual Meeting

Hearing your child’s language improve and expand is a fascinating and wonderful thing to experience. As adults, we are the most important model for language your child will engage with. Because of this, we must remember your child’s absorbent mind and how much of their environment they take in each and every day to adapt to their surroundings. In this class we will discuss the milestones of each (toddler) age group and how to best support your child during this time of language development by examining what is necessary for language to develop and what the adult has to consider when it comes to giving the child what they need to lay this foundation of speech.

Practical Life Lessons Made for Your Home

Time Duration: 1 Hour

Frequency: Once A Month

Cost: $40 per family

Location: Virtual Meeting

One of the biggest and most important work of a toddler in a Montessori community is practical life work. Being a part of a community is how children learn to adapt to the world around them and through this they learn how to care for their environment and care for themselves. In this class you will learn how to implement some of these activities into your home. We will give you ideas on what you may need and what questions to ask yourself while preparing these activities for your toddler.

Toddler Independence

Time Duration: 1 Hour

Frequency: Every Other Monday

Cost: $30 per family

Location: Virtual Meeting

Giving and allowing your child independence to complete tasks successfully is something that every parent and educator tries to offer. But sometimes we are in a hurry and interrupt the important work of a toddler for our own benefit. This class offers advice on how to give your child the time and freedom to complete a task without the frustration. We will be discussing how to go about offering the appropriate amount of items and preparing a space that suits the speed and size of your child and how to use the right language to speak with them during those power struggles.

Meet Our Instructor

Morgan Bryant

Morgan was born and raised in Knoxville, TN. She graduated from East Tennessee State University in 2019 with her degree in Human Services and a minor in Early Childhood Development. She has always had a passion to work with children and finally found the avenue to do that when she got a job as an assistant at a Montessori School in Knoxville. After falling in love with the Montessori method, she spent two summers in Denver Colorado to get her 0-3 AMI certificate from The Montessori Institute. Morgan enjoys spending weekends with her husband Brandon and husky pup Kaija.