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Most of your child’s development will have already been built by the time you sit down for your first parent/teacher conference. Were are addressing this critical gap between parents and educators through our innovative community program, P. E. A. C. E. (Parent Education And Child Empowerment). Our team of highly-qualified facilitators are rigorously trained in child development and Montessori Education to provide you with the guidance you are looking for to help your child reach their potential.

Our programs range from group to individual formats and are located at schools, community centers and even in your own home to give you the personalized support you need. We are there when you need us and help connect you to other local parents so you can broaden your essential network of support.


Groups, Classes and In-Home Visits

Baby & Me is a drop-in parent support group for non-walking infants 0-12 months. Come play in our play space and join our small group conversation about all things baby: sleep, starting solids, toys, and more!

FREE a at P.E.A.C.E. School

Parent Workshops are interactive classes for parents about child development from 1-6 years. Come talk about limit-setting, sharing, independence, and get practical tips for your every day quesitons.

SLIDING SCALE at a P.E.A.C.E. School

Home Visits are personalized consultations in your home about setting up your spaces for each developmental stage and talking through your more pressing parenting challenges.

FREE First Year Visits at a P.E.A.C.E. School


Baby & Me

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Tuesdays, 10am-12pm - FREE

Come join the fun and learn about your child’s development in a Montessori play space! This group is open to expecting families, parents, caregivers and their 0-12 month old non-walking infants! Our facilitator, Mariana Bissonnette, is an AMI 0-6 trained educator and parent of two! Attendees have access to sponsored PEACE home visits for babies up to 12 months.

Baby & Me was a great space to just listen and share. It’s been interesting to hear about what issues other mothers have, especially for babies older than mine, which gives me a sense of what I could expect down the road. The facilitators provide some perspective but never tell mothers what to do. Overall it has been a really helpful group and a fun experience!
— Kate, parent of a 2 month old

Parent Workshops

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Prenatal Workshops

Our prenatal class “Parenting the Newborn” will give you the information you need about life after baby. Get a glimpse into postpartum life, your child's early essential development and home set-up tips & gear recommendations with you and your child's development in mind. 

FREE at a P.E.A.C.E. School


Our signature “Let’s Talk” workshops are formatted to give you the relevant development for your most pressing toddler/preschool parenting questions in a roundtable discussion format! We focus on one theme for each workshop series between the child and the adult, themselves and their peers!

SLIDING SCALE at a P.E.A.C.E. School

Material Making Workshops

Get a group of friends together for a guided Material Making workshop! These workshops are hosted at one of the participant’s houses and are a fun, interactive way to meet other families, ask questions and leave with some great materials! Popular materials have been cursive refrigerator magnet letters, Montessori mobiles and the Topponcino!

Typically $30 Per Family


Home Visits

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Home Visits

Books and blogs can only take you so far. Every child is different and every family is too! Let us help you reach your parenting goals with a home visit (in-person or online) where we will help you set up your space and understand your child’s development! Our approach is personalized, informative and actionable so you have effective tips to use right away. Here's what parents are saying.



  • Two main topics: from toys and tools for learning, starting solids (to create a healthy eater), developing personal responsibility and self-care and more!

  • Visit Notes with developmental information and personal recommendations from the visit

  • Specific ways/tools to support this development

  • Recommendations on how to prepare your home environment to support the child

  • Specific recommendations/demonstrations on how to work with the child


Our P.E.A.C.E. Partners

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P.E.A.C.E. @

Grand Lake Montessori has been a pillar in the Montessori and East Bay community since 1978 with Montessori toddler, preschool/Kindergarten, and Elementary classrooms and have been proud hosts of Arc Montessori’s P.E.A.C.E. Program since 2016! All services including Home Visits, Baby & Me groups and Parent Workshops are offered at GLM. Learn more about GLM at

Find out more about becoming a P.E.A.C.E. Partner!

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