What can you expect at El Nido?
PLAY for your child
COMMUNITY for you and your child
SUPPORT for the whole family
This group meets weekly in a small, intimate setting of 8 adults and 8 infants (4 weeks - early walkers). The environment is thoughtfully curated with simple toys to explore and plenty of room for infants to move in ways they are ready for.
Our parent-infant classes are inspired and guided by the respectful caregiving principles of RIE (Resouces for Infant educarers), a respectful caregiving philosophy by Magda Gerber.
After a round of introductions, we often check in with each other and share our joys and challenges on this parenting journey.
We then spend time observing in delight how the children are interacting with the environment, their peers, and the adults in the room.
We reflect on Magda Gerber’s thoughts and principles on respectful caregiving and have conversations about our observations.
A small intimate group of 6 adults and 6 toddlers. The classes are guided by Maria Montessori's respectful principles. A Montessori-inspired environment prepared with “stage-appropriate” toys and materials offering plenty of opportunities for children to develop emerging gross and fine motor skills, language, and sensory experiences through different manipulatives, art, music, and food preparation. Our classes offer wonderful opportunities to guide the children's developing interactions and friendships in a safe, supportive environment.
A place to find friends and community while learning about Montessori, parenting and child development.
We welcome all caregivers to join our playgroup.
Follow the Child
We begin by following the child's interests. With observations, we understand what the child is ready for. The environment offers various experiences and opportunities for them to explore with curiosity!
"Help me to do it myself" is a child's bid for independence. In an environment designed for children to learn new skills that support their independence, children gain confidence as they master life skills that can easily be adopted in your home.
"Respect" is at the heart of Montessori and RIE philosophies. As a parent and caregiver you will have plenty of opportunities to take home respectful & empowering communication, and also gain understanding & guidance around their socio-emotional development.
THE MUSIC CLASS
Learning together with your child in the early years is a bonding experience like none other. Exposing children to music during the early years introduces them to melodies, rhythms, beats, words, actions, repetition and also direction. In addition to the many developmental benefits, MUSIC BRINGS US JOY!
Come enjoy the music class with us and experience a joyful time with your little one!
We enjoy every class we attend at ElNido.Since attending the classes, I have seen my son become more independent along with improving his fine motor skills. Corine has helped my son try new tasks and reminds me to step back to allow him to figure it out on his own. As a parent, it is innate to want to help my child when he is having difficulty but with her guidance, I have seen so much growth in my son. I highly recommend El Nido to anyone considering to attend.
Monica M. | TX