Incorporating Child-Centered Montessori Principles into Your Classroom


Presenter: Nanci Guartofierro
Early Childhood educators without Montessori training
CPD hours: 0

Are you curious about how Montessori principles of child-centered education might support a non-Montessori classroom? Are you considering integrating some of them in your own Early Childhood learning environment, but not sure where to start? This webinar will provide an overview of basic Montessori practices, and offer suggestions for how you can reasonably incorporate them into your class. Among the topics we will discuss is the “prepared environment,” and how it supports all types of learners. We will also offer ideas for helping your students develop intrinsic motivation and deepen their leadership skills, discuss classroom management from the Montessori perspective of positive discipline, and more.

Learner Outcomes

  • You will learn what the Prepared Environment is and how to set it up.
  • You will acquire techniques to make your instruction more child-centered.
  • You will gain a better understanding of child-centered classroom management methods.

About the Presenter


Nanci Guartofierro, MA, is a co-lead Early Childhood guide at Stepping Stones Montessori School in Grand Rapids, MI, and a teacher educator at Chaminade University of Honolulu in Honolulu, HI. AMS-credentialed (Early Childhood).