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We bring Montessori home

Most of your child’s development will have already been built by the time you sit down for your first parent/teacher conference. We 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 questions.

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

Baby & Me is a support group for parents or caregivers and their 0-12 month non-walking infants. Expecting families are also encouraged to attend. In this group, babies can play in a developmentally-aligned Montessori play space and ask questions about parenting, Montessori, and child development. 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. Sit in a mock Montessori nursery and 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 in a roundtable discussion format!

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


Our parenting workshops are formatted to give you the relevant development for your most pressing toddler/preschool parenting questions in a roundtable discussion format! We tailor each workshop to families in attendance and work through real-life scenarios so that you have concrete take-home strategies to use right away!

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

Home Visits are parenting consultations in your home with an AMI Montessori trained educator. Each visit is a conversation that includes child development information, behavioral strategies and home setup tips to help you maximize your child's potential. We will talk you through sleep, solids, toys, toddlerhood, toileting, literacy and more! Families accessing home visits through a P.E.A.C.E. school, get their 0-12 months visits FREE. Families can access these by attending a School Tour, a Baby & Me group and/or a Parenting Workshop at a P.E.A.C.E. school. Our approach is personalized, informative and actionable so you have effective tips to use right away. Here's what parents are saying.

Mariana was so helpful and insightful. She too the time to explain the why behind everything, which made it so much easier to understand how specific tools and approaches are aimed at meeting specific development phases and needs. I learned so much more than I ever could from a book!
— Kate, parent of a 6 week old

Our P.E.A.C.E. Schools



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Grand Lake Montessori has been a well respected learning community in Oakland, CA since 1978 for children and families with Montessori toddler, preschool/Kindergarten, and Elementary classrooms. Grand Lake Montessori has been hosting Arc Montessori’s P.E.A.C.E. Program since 2016 (formerly called Arc Montessori Community) at their Oakland location and is proud to be an innovative partner in expanding parenting education and support for local families.. Learn more at

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