NNM is excited to launch the Montessori Studio at 1510 W. Division! The space and classes have been thoughtfully designed for young hands and minds to explore, engage, and discover alongside their parent/caregiver.
Program registration for the Montessori Studio is open to friends, families, and neighbors of the Near North community. These classes run in sessions, separate from our general admissions process for the school year.
- 6 Months Through 3-Year-Old Programming
- 3 Years Through 6 Years Programming
- Parent and Professional Workshops
Parent-Infant and Parent-Toddler Class
Parents/Caregivers will spend the morning alongside their little ones, together exploring, engaging, and interacting with our Montessori-inspired materials. Each of our facilitators are Montessori trained and will give tips and ideas of how to support your child's development through a Montessori approach!
Classes will be offered both mornings and late afternoons and will be open to children ages 6 months - 36 months of age!
Vinkle Thakkar, 0-3 Montessori trained guide and certified infant massage therapist, will lead a 5 week course on the benefits and specific techniques of infant massage. This class is geared for expectant parents, and babies ages birth - 12 months
Music and Movement
Children ages 3-6 years old will engage with various instruments & rhythms while they dance & sing to fun-filled and engaging music led by one of NNM's talented music instructors!
This Spanish Language Immersion program offers fun-filled mornings of Spanish exploration! Students will be immersed in the Spanish language with native Spanish speakers, and will acquire language skills through games, fun activities and stories
“They’re Not too Young! Courageous Conversations with your Preschooler”
Join NNM’s Diversity Director, Lauren Collins, for a presentation geared towards parents of children ages 2 years - 6 years old. Hear about the research and evidence on bias in early childhood, and children’s perceptions of difference. Learn how you can have proactive, age-conscious conversations with your young child to help them have a better understanding, use respectful words/language, and value people who are different from them.