Philosophy

Kristen Ancker Early Childhood and School Consulting service supports both the Association Montessori Internationale and American Montessori Society’s missions to uphold, propagate, and further the pedagogical principles and practices formulated by Dr. Maria Montessori for the full development of the human being. Valuable insight can be gleaned from such philosophies as Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, RIE, and Adler as well. It is imperative for all parents and educators to see each child as the unique and remarkable human being that he or she is. It is also important for parents and teachers to understand a child’s personality and temperament (and their own!) in order to create an optimal learning environment at home and at school.

The prepared environment in conjunction with Montessori materials, Waldorf-style toys, and learning apparatus are pure gifts to the child. Kristen’s goal is to help teachers and parents understand the important role they have in the life of a child and the joyous experience of a family. Joint parent and teacher workshops can create a united front leading to a more peaceful and purposeful early learning environment both in the home and in the classroom.

Services include consulting and workshops on:

  • Montessori in the Classroom: Is your classroom true to Dr. Maria Montessori’s vision or would you like to bring Montessori practices into your school?
  • Montessori in the Home: Is your home environment full of distractions and limiting your child’s emotional and intellectual growth?
  • Positive Discipline: Are mealtimes, potty training, morning routines etc. leading to power struggles? Are you tired of saying and hearing, “NO!”?
  • Non-violent Communication: Are you frustrated and need better communication tools to use with your child, students, spouse, or employees?

If you would like to learn more, please contact us for more information, availability, and rates.