Workshops and Lectures
Parent Education
Please see the schedule of seminars for the 2018/19 school year.
The final schedule will be available in July.
Workshops and Lectures
Parent Education
Please see the schedule of seminars for the 2018/19 school year.
The final schedule will be available in July.
September, 20th
4:00 - 5:30 pm
Orientational Evening for Casa dei Bambini Parents

This evening is the parents' meeting with the 3-6 teachers and is mandatory for participation. Parents can learn about daily routine, what children need to be equipped with in the classroom, the routine of birthday celebrations in the school, school events, etc. The teachers of 3-6 program will tell how the children learn in a Montessori class and will answer your questions.
October, 5th
9:15 am - 11:00 am
Winter Nutrition

This seminal will be held by Velga Rakovica.
Full description will be available very soon.

The seminar will be held in the Office.

October, 13th
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Practical Life and Language

By the end of the second year of life the baby begins to speak sentences. This means that he accepts and understands the logic of the language, this is a step towards intellectual work.
This is the time, when adults are called upon to help the child learn the language, gradually regulating the chaotic picture. The adult's challenge is to create conditions for spontaneous, intuitive at this stage development of written and spoken language, to recreate in the child's head a strict logic and original beauty. Dr. Maria Montessori writes that almost all normal children, having received the opportunity to use specially designed Montessori material, are able to write and read by five years old and they do it very well.

Great role in the development of the child's written and oral language plays the maturity, readiness of motor skills, especially the level of hand development. Written language requires the most complex small finger movements, closely associated with higher mental processes. All this makes us pay special attention to providing a child with the conditions for his motor skills development, especially the muscles of hands and the delicate movements of fingers. Observing children between the ages of two and six, we can conclude that it is this period of a person's life that is sensible and the most receptive to spontaneous, natural development of the hand.

The seminar will be held by Ekaterina Rodionova and Susanne Ostrovsky.
October, 20th
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Home Environment for 1,5 to 3 children. Part 1

At the seminar Svetlana Makeeva will tell:

- What does the environment mean;
- How to organize the space at home so that the child can develop independence, skills of taking care of self and the environment;
- Why it is important for a child to do something on his/her own;
- What can a child do at this age;
- How an adult can help a child develop independence;

The seminar will be held in Toddler 2 class.
October, 24th
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Math and Sensorial Areas in a Montessori classroom

This seminar explains the concept of the whole approach to academic knowledge in a Montessori school and will show you that this particular approach is the most logical for a human being. This seminar will allow you to get the understanding of the reason why you invest part of the family budget, paying for study at MSM. The participation of all Casa dei Bambini parents is compulsory, especially for the fathers. Please, mark your calendars.

The seminar will be held by Susanne Ostrovsky and Ekaterina Rodionova.
November, 17th
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Home Environment for 1,5 to 3 children. Part 2

- The Developmental crises: what they are and how they are related to the development of independence;

- Practical Life exercises in school and at home: this part of the seminar is about what the exercises of Practical Life are and how they help a child to develop (develop intelligence, memory, speech, self-confidence, coordination of movements and communication skills); what can you do at home and how these activities can be organized (for example, taking care of plants or cooking, baking); Svetlana will share simple recipes and experiences from class and home.

- "I dress myself": you will learn how to help a child learn to dress himself; how to organize a house so that the child develops this skill; for which it is necessary at this age (from 1 to 2.5)

November, 22nd
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Home Environment for children from 0 to 12 months

Eleonora Lyudvik will hold a seminar on "Home Environment for children 0-5 months and 5-12 months".
We will discuss the needs of the children of this age group. We will talk about materials that help children to gain independence.
We will also take a look at the mobiles and the age of their use as well as the materials for the development of child's first year of life.

December, 1st
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Understanding Cosmic Education

What are the nature and origins of linear curriculum used in a traditional education with the nature and origins of nonlinear approach to learning, which implemented in Montessori method?

What is the structure of the Cosmic Education program? Great lessons, key lessons, presentations, follow-ups and projects – how all of these create a learning environment that foster curiosity, independence and intelligence?

The purpose of this seminar is to answer to all of these questions, to supply you with a "big picture" of Cosmic Education, and to share with you a glimpse of the learning experience in the Montessori elementary environment.

The seminar will be held by Yulia Belotskaya and Dmitry Ostrovsky. For all new families and parents, including Casa dei Bambini parents.
January, 26th
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rules of the Game by Elena Snarskaya. Part 1

To be clear, concise and understandable is the important task of adult with children. Unfortunately, our language in communicational process with a child often is saturated with too many questions, exclamations, instructions and other not very useful for understanding each other things. It was made in past time and we unconsciously continue this tradition today.

At the training, we will make an attempt to move away from the tradition and bring to their practice communication with children in different models:

• We will be in the role-playing game to master the techniques of effective attention and support.

• Learn the technique of direct instruction.

• investigate our own position in the interaction with the child.

• Follow our own borders, where they go, how we hold them.

• Pay attention to matching a voice message and posture, gesture, glance, that accompany it.

February, 7th
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Normalization: How to Deal with Deviant Behaviour

At the seminar we will cover the following:

- Exercises of Practical Life as means of normalization of the child in the environment;
- How to put the energy of the child in the right direction;
- How to deal with tantrums.

The seminar will be held by Parent Infant guide Irina Moiseykina.
February, 16th
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rules of the Game by Elena Snarskaya. Part 2

On the second part we will discuss the successes and difficulties, perform the analysis and consolidate our skills.
A good result of the training will be:

- Firm, clear messages to a child - avoiding unnecessary verbal messages, which are often "clog up" communication.
- The adequacy of the context of the message, what's going on.
- The congruence (match) of speech and body language.
- Awareness of our borders when dealing with a child.

April, 6th
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Transitioning from Elementary to Middle School

information being updated