Maria Montessori developed a complete philosophy of education
based on the natural development of the child. This philosophy includes an emphasis on imparting virtues such as empathy, courage, resilience, integrity and generosity. In this talk, we will examine the ways these aspects of character formation are nurtured in a Montessori environment, including how parents can support this critical aspect of learning for life.

About the Speaker:
Erin Smith, M.A., AMI Assistants to Infancy Trainer, holds AMI
diplomas for 0-3 and 3-6. She has an M.Ed. in Montessori Education
from Loyola University in Maryland and a BA in English from the
University of Mary Washington. Erin has worked in Montessori
schools for sixteen years as an Assistant, a Teacher, and an
Instructional Coach. She has facilitated Parent-Infant and Prenatal
classes as well as Parent workshops. Erin is an AMI consultant and has
worked on A to I Diploma and 0-3 Assistant Certificate courses in the
US, Europe and Asia.

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