Nurture your Child’s Development with Montessori at Home

Your child WILL flourish in a well-prepared environment.

Montessori at Home with The Prepared Nest

A home environment based on the child’s innate need to learn offers safe hands-on play, exploration and participation in daily family life.  Introducing Montessori principles at home will nurture the child’s learning development — cognitively, physically, and emotionally— and strengthen family relationships.

Julie Mitaro

As a former AMI Montessori Primary teacher, mother of three grown children, an interior design consultant and currently a substitute and in-home teacher, I have been working with young children my entire adult life, applying Dr. Montessori’s teachings and principles from classrooms to homes. I founded The Prepared Nest to help parents understand how much they can enrich their child’s development with Montessori at home.

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Recent posts about Montessori at home:

montessori at home projects for kids

Who Let the Dog Out?

Inspired recently by an Instagram post @teacherandthetots, I decided to create a dog figure washing activity. He loves dogs and has been asking for more responsibility in caring for our real dog. He loves to feed her, fill her water bowl and, most recently, walk her on a leash. I’m sure he will be interested

Cookies and Caring

After learning about a neighbor’s foot injury, we decided to make blueberry cookies for her. I asked him if he would like to take some to his family too. There would be plenty! His heart was all in. Now that he’s three years old, I felt it would be nice to introduce to a way

The Depths of Learning

“These lessons, exact and fascinating, given in an intimate way to each child separately, are the teacher’s offering to the depths of the child’s soul.” Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind Whether in a Montessori classroom or in a home setting, working with the child individually on an activity or lesson offers the him an inner

montessori kitchen activities

Peeling A Clementine

Simple as it may seem, peeling a clementine is a rewarding activity for any child. As a matter of fact, I’d consider it to be a sensorial treasure packed with rich language learning, fine motor and cognitive skill building opportunities! After offering him the bowl filled with clementines, he chose the one he wanted to

Monti Kids


I’ve partnered with Monti Kids to bring Montessori educational play to your home. Monti Kids is a program that makes it easy to support your child’s development from birth to age three. Every three months, you will receive home deliveries of Montessori educational materials, tailored to your child’s age and stage of development, along with expert guidance. You will learn how to set up an ideal play area at home and how to play in ways that encourage cognitive, physical, linguistic, social, and emotional development.

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