Parent Education Series:

You’re invited: Please join us for complimentary parent education workshops that are open to the wider community!

How Montessori Prepares Children for First Grade – and Life! with Montessori Director & Dean of Faculty Christine Booth

Greene Towne’s Montessori Director and Dean of Faculty Christine Booth discusses how Montessori prepares children not only for the next level of education after Primary, but how Montessori creates lifetime learners.

Chris has 26 years of experience in Montessori as a mom who chose Montessori for her daughters’ education, a Primary lead teacher, a Center Director and Head of Schools at Montessori Corner Schools and as a Montessori teacher trainer of adult learners.

Thursday, March 10, 10am via Zoom

Parenting and Social Justice with Wanjiku F.M. Njoroge, MD

Greene Towne is excited to once again invite Wanjiku F.M. Njoroge, MD to discuss parenting and social justice. This workshop is designed to be an intimate conversation for parents to ask questions and learn how to engage in age appropriate communication with their children about social justice.

Wanjiku F.M. Njoroge, MD, is a psychiatrist and the Program Director of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Tuesday, April 12, 6:30pm via Zoom

COVID Panel Discussion with Dr. Lori Handy and Dr. Paul Planet, moderated by Dr. Nahla Khalek

With the availability of COVID-19 vaccination for children between the ages of 5-11 coupled with the anticipation of vaccine availability for children under the age of 5 in the future, many questions and concerns continue to emerge. Please join us for a virtual evening of information sharing, questions and answers with physician experts Dr. Lori Handy and Dr. Paul Planet.

Monday, April 18, 6:30pm via Zoom

Estate Planning for Young Families with Maylee Marsano

Planning for the future of your children when you are no longer around is tough. In this workshop, an attorney will review necessary elements all parents should plan for when drafting their wills, making trusts and deciding on legal guardianship in the event of death of both parents.

Maylee Marsano is an attorney with years experience in wills, trusts, and estate planning and is a parent of three Greene Towne alum students. 

Tuesday, May 3, 6:30pm via Zoom

Healthy Kids and Happy Smiles: Childhood Nutrition and Oral Health with Liv Lee and Dr. Maria Cordero-Ricardo

What do you get when you put a dietitian mom and a dentist mom together? A fun and informative talk about childhood nutrition, lunchboxes and foods for healthy smiles. Join us to learn about brushing toddler teeth, food and beverage habits that support healthy bodies and smiles, and how to create positive associations with dental visits. 

Liv Lee, a GTMS mom and registered dietitian at Advocare Fairmount Pediatrics, who likes to help families find enjoyment in mealtimes and assist children expand their food repertoire without added stress.

Dr. Maria Cordero-Ricardo is a board-certified pediatric dentist with a deep commitment to promoting children’s oral health through nutrition, wellness, and prevention.  She brings a decade of experience as a dental school educator and specialist to the Art Museum neighborhood.

Wednesday, June 1 at 8pm

Managing Difficult Behaviors: A Day in the Life of a Toddler with Greene Towne Toddler Lead Teachers

Presented by Greene Towne’s own Lead Toddler Teachers, Michelle Nowacky, Cherise Sistrunk, Desiree McNeill, Olivia Powers, and Dominique Wells-Moats, the Managing Difficult Toddler Behavior workshop explored the psychology, motivations, and practical solutions for toddler behavior.

Please enjoy and share the recording of this free workshop, appropriate for any parent of a 1-3 year old child.

A Journey Through Primary: Growing Leaders at Greene Towne

Greene Towne Primary lead teachers gave a detailed presentation highlighting the journey a child takes through the Primary program, culminating in the powerful capstone Kindergarten year. The teachers provided an overview of the academic and social-emotional curriculum in our Primary program and gave examples of the unfolding complexity of Montessori works and how they create young leaders who are focused, creative, competent and confident. See what you have to look forward to with your child’s education at Greene Towne! Check out the link to the event below.

Learn about Greene Towne at our Montessori Mondays Campus Tours! Contact Erika Goldberg at to RSVP for one of the following dates at 3:15pm or 4:30pm: March 21, April 11, May 16, or June 6.