Frequently asked questions
1. Do I need to attend live?
No, each topic you will receive a short video and a prompt to work on for the next week. This is something for you to practice in your daily life. You will have lifetime access to the course to come back as your child grows.
There are weekly live calls but these will also be recorded and placed in the learning area as soon as they are ready. You will also be able to submit questions if you can't be live on the call and we'll do our best to answer as many as possible.
2. Is it suitable for someone new to Montessori? Is it suitable for someone who has been practising for some time?
The retreat is for beginners through to those who have been practising Montessori for some time who would like a refresher or to go deeper.
The retreat is designed to meet you where you are at. The prompts will introduce you to Montessori ideas for you to put into practice, but the learning will come from trying it out during the week and sharing in the Instagram group what you are learning and, in turn, learning from others.
3. Is there a particular age group?
The topics we cover can be applied to any age child from baby through to teenager. And would also work well for families with more than one child.
4. Will we have access to the program after the 8 weeks?
Yes, you will have unlimited access. The private Instagram group will also remain open after the course finishes.
You can work at your own pace but you will get the most out of the program by participating in the Instagram community each week.
5. Do I need to join Instagram to participate?
As this is a community-based program sharing with and learning from others, you will benefit the most from this program if you take part in the Instagram community.
6. How much time will it take each week?
The beauty of this retreat is that there is only a small amount to read for each topic and a short video to watch. The rest is by putting it into practice in your regular week and sharing with the Instagram community. So you can spend 5 minutes a topic just watching the video, 20 minutes a topic if you read the prompt too, or up to an hour or two a week if you participate in the calls and the Instagram community.
7. What if I miss the Early Bird pricing?
I'm sorry if you miss out on the early bird window which ends promptly on Sunday 30 April, midnight PST. But you get to pay full price and that is appreciated too and 20% of the profits will go to Educateurs sans Frontiers, the Black Montessori Education Fund, and the Indigenous Montessori Institute.
8. I have done The Montessori Retreat before. Is this the same?
It can be wonderful to sign up for the retreat again. The topics will be the same but you always take away what you need right now. There will be new live calls and a new community to connect with. And we have a fresh new look with beautiful art from Hiyoko Imai. Hope you will join us again!
9. Accessibility? All videos and live calls will be closed captioned with subtitles in English.