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Keeping Montessori at the Heart of the Holidays

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by Heather White, Ed.S., M.Ed., NCSP



The holidays can be a busy and stressful time! Parents often have a lot of questions about implementing Montessori philosophy and practices during this season. In this workshop, we'll cover some of the following popular questions related to Montessori during the holidays: 

  • How do I navigate belief in Santa in a Montessori way? 
  • What are some Montessori aligned gifts for my child? 
  • How do I let friends and family members know about my preference for Montessori aligned toys and activities for my child?  
  • What do I do with unaligned presents my child receives? 
  • How do I involve my child in holiday preparations and traditions in meaningful ways? 


TypeOn-demand course
Duration 30 minutes


Heather White, Ed.S., M.Ed., NCSP, is an educational consultant, a content creator and blog writer for several organizations including the American Montessori Society (AMS), the Village Manager and a volunteer admin for Guide & Grow, and a Montessori educator for adult learners through the Center for Guided Montessori Studies (CGMS). Formerly, she was a Montessori guide (Early Childhood 3-6 and Elementary I 6-9) and assistant (Elementary II 9-12), Lower Elementary Coordinator, and Associate Head of School for Lake Mary Montessori Academy for more than 12 years. She has also worked as a Montessori in-home teacher and nanny and has experience as a School Psychologist intern. She is AMS credentialed (Early Childhood, Elementary I), holds her National Certification of School Psychology (NCSP), and has also obtained a Masters in Education with a Concentration in Montessori Studies in addition to her School Psychology degree. Heather looks forward to putting her years of experience and educational knowledge to use by inspiring all of those who cross her path and continuing to positively impact the lives of children through the work of Montessori by way of educators and caregivers. Contact her at


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