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Montessori Parent/Child

Drop-In Playgroup

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Montessori Drop-In Playgroup

for babies from newborns to ~ 16 months
A welcoming space to introduce Montessori to babies and their caregivers.

This 90 minute class is largely unstructured, allowing each caregiver to follow the needs of their individual baby when it comes to feeding, sleep, and play.

The classroom encourages exploration. Young babies will find materials to help practice their visual sense and budding ability to grasp objects. Older babies will explore materials that encourage movement, from crawling to walking. The babies also get to explore meeting other babies!

Caregivers will learn tools to support their child's development and build community with other families. 

Montessori Drop-In Playgroup

schedule and location
[Age]
newborns to 6 years old

[Days/Times]
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Drop-in class happens more often during cold weather, when it is difficult to do the small hand movements required for some of our activities. In warm weather, I much prefer to do this class outside with our Playgroups in the Park!

[Cost]
$20 per family

[Location]
OLPNA Clubhouse
916 Shamrock Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917
Street parking is available on Shamrock Avenue and Henegar Street.
The parking lot is not available during Knox County School hours.

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Montessori Drop-In Playgroup

other information
​COVID-19
  • Masks are required for adults and children 3+. Children are not expected to mask well - we understand they are still children! We treat it the same as learning to cough into your elbow or washing your hands before dinner: they aren't going to be perfect, but we will encourage their independence in caring for themself and for their community.
  • Please stay home if you or your child are showing cold or fever symptoms.
  • If you or your child have been exposed, you may not attend class until 10 days post exposure. While CDC guidance recommends a 5 day quarantine, they state it should be followed with 5 additional days of excellent masking. It is not developmentally appropriate to expect children of this age range to meet that masking requirement.