Parent Education Series:

Education for the Community

Greene Towne invites you to join us for complimentary parent education workshops that are open to the wider community!

Please share with friends and family who may be interested in Parent Education at Greene Towne and stay tuned as we add more events in 2023!


Child Development: Play Styles with Olivia Powers and Jen Bonwell

Join Olivia Powers and Jen Bonwell to learn more about how to support and facilitate meaningful learning opportunities through various developmentally appropriate activities as children develop language, motor, social, emotional, and cognitive abilities.

Wednesday, May 3, 2023, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Greene Towne Montessori School, 55 North 22nd Street


Stay tuned for an exciting year of parent education at Greene Towne for the 2022-2023 school year. We have so much more to share! Please look at our archives of parent education workshops and enjoy the recordings.

Child Development Through a Montessori Lens: Sensitive Periods with Michelle Nowacky and Maggie McCaffrey

The most important time of development is between birth and age 6. A sensitive period is a phase or window in a child’s development when they are most capable of and responsive to absorbing a certain skill. Join Michelle Nowacky and Maggie McCaffrey as we dive into sensitive periods and learn more about how the Montessori classroom supports child development through sensitive periods.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Greene Towne Montessori School, 55 North 22nd Street with Zoom option

Desiree McNeill, Michelle Nowacky, Olivia Powers, Cherise Sistrunk, and Dominique Wells-Moats

Does your toddler refuse to get into the bathtub or demand to stay in when it’s time to get out? Does your toddler throw unwanted food on the floor during mealtimes? Does your toddler become upset if their shirt gets wet? Does it feel like your toddler’s favorite word is NO?

You are not alone! While frustrating, these behaviors are developmentally appropriate. Take a look at last year’s presentation on Managing Difficult Behaviors to see why such behaviors might occur along with some tools to navigate them. 

Wednesday, March 1, 2023, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Greene Towne Montessori School, 55 North 22nd Street with Zoom option


Journey through Primary with all Greene Towne Lead Primary Teachers
The journey through the 3-4 year Primary program is one that fosters independence, confidence and a love of learning while offering children ages 3-6 years old opportunities to develop their potential as they step into their roles as citizens of the world. Students enjoy freedom with limits, and are active participants in their learning. They begin to understand the internal satisfaction that drives curiosity leading to a culminating Kindergarten year and results in joyful learning that is sustained over a lifetime.

Recording coming soon!

The Bridge Between School and Home: Supporting Independence with Katie Brown and Olivia Powers
Independence is motivated by the child’s natural desire to learn. It is the responsibility of the adult to respect this desire by carefully preparing conditions which remove obstacles along the way allowing a child to say “I can do it.”
A Day in the Life of a Child at GTMS with Desiree McNeill and Patrick Sutch
Embedding social emotional learning into the classroom is a powerful way to support student learning. Join us as we discuss how GTMS creates a supportive classroom climate to help students to feel emotionally safe, part of a community, motivated, and challenged while recognizing and managing emotions, being a good friend, controlling impulses, communicating effectively, and working with others.
October 12, 2022, 4:30pm