Discover Montessori Insights and Practical Strategies that ignite wonder, nurture a love of learning, and foster joyful, holistic growth.

January 29 – February 2

Join us for our 7th online event for parents and educators of children aged 0–6. 

Presented by Childhood Potential Club

The conference now over. You can still access the recordings of all sessions when buying the premium pass. 

You’re not just caring for a child; you’re shaping the future, one interaction at a time.

It's an incredible journey filled with joy, love, and growth, but it also comes with its fair share of challenges. The constant juggling act, the overwhelming responsibility, and the desire to provide the best possible guidance can sometimes leave you feeling uncertain and exhausted.

Maybe, right now you're…

  • Wanting to spark engagement, excitement and love of learning in your child, but unsure how to prepare an environment and activities that ignite your child’s curiosity and enthusiasm. 
  • Unsure how to navigate a spectrum of challenging behaviors or testing of limits, while balancing freedom with boundaries and discipline. 
  • Struggling to navigate diverse perspectives and styles among caregivers, from partners, school team members, and family for the child's benefit.
  • Overwhelmed while juggling diverse classroom needs, balancing individual and group dynamics, adapting to varied learning and emotional paces, or addressing each child’s special educational needs.
  • Feeling stuck in endless cycles of power struggles, engaging in constant battles of wills, raising your voice, explaining or repeating yourself, only to feel unheard.
  • Overloaded by too much information and 'perfect' images, bombarded with parenting tips and “correct” Montessori environments on social media, leading to self-doubt in your methods and choices.
  • Running on empty while navigating your own emotions amidst your child’s emotional tornado, feeling drained and seeking moments of calm for yourself.

There has to be a better way!

What if instead you were able to... 

  • Gain a deep understanding of your child's emotional and intellectual needs, unraveling the reasons behind their behaviors and equipping yourself with the knowledge to respond more effectively and compassionately.
  • Foster their natural love of learning by creating an environment that keeps them happily engaged, stimulating their curiosity and aiding their cognitive development through wonder and discovery.
  • Discover key developmental milestones and learn how to nurture your child's growth, providing them with the right tools and support at every crucial stage of their early years.
  • Guide behavior and establish nurturing boundaries confidently, creating a positive and respectful space that enhances both discipline and emotional intelligence in children.
  • Learn to skillfully manage a variety of classroom needs, from individual learning styles to group dynamics to suit each child's pace and requirements.
  • Bridge differing viewpoints among family or school teams, fostering a unified approach to your child’s growth, ensuring that every adult involved contributes positively to their development.
  • Rediscover the excitement in your role as a parent or educator, while managing your own emotions effectively to create a more peaceful and fulfilling personal and professional life that enhances your well-being and ability to support the children in your care.

This is exactly what you’ll experience at the Childhood Potential Online Montessori Conference!

Childhood Potential is a free virtual Montessori conference offering Montessori strategies and techniques from world-class experts to parents and educators of children ages birth to six.

If you are a new parent or teacher, or one with years of experience, you might be looking for an introduction to these topics, a validation of your practices, or a deep-dive into Montessori principles and practices.

No matter where you are on your Montessori journey, this conference will answer your questions and deepen your understanding of Montessori principles and practices and help you unlock the limitless potential of childhood.

What to expect?


The conference takes place January 29th - February 2nd for free, with the option to buy a Premium pass for 1 year access to all the talks + bonuses.


Online! There’s no need to leave your house! People worldwide can attend this conference without the travel costs and headache over childcare and logistics.


More than 60 speakers from all over the world will share their knowledge and experience in 30-90 minutes presentations, pre-recorded or live.

Join our amazing speakers

Our speakers are world-class Montessorians with decades of teaching and consulting experience, authors of best-selling books, international trainers and passionate parent coaches.

Be part of a community

Our Facebook group with members from all over the world becomes lively during the conference. You can talk with other like-minded people, discuss your experience, and ask questions.

Make a difference

We donate part of the profit to help schools that take care of children in less advantaged parts of the world. Because, as N. Mandela said, "Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world."

Option to upgrade

Get 1 year access to all the video sessions, their audio version, transcripts, and notes, together with amazing bonuses from speakers and partners. You can buy the Premium pass right after registering.

Win amazing prizes

You’ll also have a chance to win prizes by showing up and participating throughout the summit. Be sure to keep an eye out for more info in your email and in our Facebook community.


During our conference, three engaged attendees will be selected to receive a full scholarship to our Childhood Potential Club, granting access to a wealth of Montessori resources, tools and personal guidance.

Program and speakers

Conference lectures will be streamed online over the course of five days, on 29 January – 2 February, 2024, free to all attendees. Premium pass holders can have access to all conference lectures at any time during and after the conference.

Pre-conference LiveTalk Sessions 

Let's warm up a bit and enjoy some time together even during the week before the conference! 
These pre-party sessions are designed as presentations with Q&A sessions, to answer your most burning questions and cut the waiting for our conference week!

Live Lecture + Q&A
22 January
6.00pm CET/9am PST

Tim Seldin

How to Raise an Amazing Child: Navigating Montessori at Home

Live Lecture + Q&A
23 January

9:00pm CET/noon PST

Sylvia Arotin

Exploring the Foundations of Montessori

Live Lecture + Q&A
25 January
6.00pm CET/9am PST

Simone Davies

The Art of Observation: Selecting the Perfect Activities for Your Child

Monday 29 January, 2024

Montessori Foundations

Dive into the rich world of Montessori theory, philosophy, and principles, and unravel the intricacies of early childhood development. This day is tailored for those eager to understand the scientific underpinnings of Montessori education. Whether you're a new enthusiast or a seasoned practitioner, this day will deepen your appreciation and understanding of the Montessori method.

Live Lecture + Q&A 6.00pm CET/9am PST

Mariana Bissonnette

Montessori vs. Conventional Education: How Montessori's Non-Punitive Method Works & Why We Love It

Maren Schmidt

Building Brains the Montessori Way

Sarah R. Moore

How children learn best

Lynda Apostol

The Human Tendencies: a framework for Montessori Assessment

Pamela Shanks

Grace and Courtesy: The Key to Normalized Behavior

Yogi Patel

Nurturing Harmony: The Power of Montessori, Adlerian, and Positive Discipline in Routines and Order

Haley Turner

Montessori’s 10 Commandments

Anya Garcia

Unveiling the Magic of the Absorbent Mind & seizing golden age opportunities from birth till age 6

 Jorge Beira

Humans & The Science behind Montessori

Mary Ellen Maunz

The Universality of Montessori

Pamela Green

Is There a Difference Between Guidance and Teaching, and How Might We Know?

Tuesday 30 January, 2024

Prepared Environment & Activities

Discover how to create nurturing, stimulating environments both in the classroom and at home, and learn about a variety of activities that align with Montessori principles. This session will guide you through curriculum topics and practical ways to extend learning outside the traditional classroom setting. It's an invaluable resource for parents and educators striving to provide a holistic, enriching learning experience for young children, blending theory with practical, real-world application.

Live Lecture + Q&A 5pm CET

Val Alino

Unlearn to learn: 
The pathway to conscious teaching! 

Paul Epstein

Work needs play

Susan Tracy McDaniel

Age-appropriate Responsibilities - Allowing your child to contribute to home and family life

 Spencer Russell

How parents can support their child’s reading at home while making it fun

Zil Jaeger

 Foundational Literacy Practices for the 3-6 Classroom

Emese Szanyi

Use your home environment to prevent and deal with tantrums

Heather Pratt White

The Power of Storytelling

Kiran Paek

Meeting the needs of neurodivergent children with a strategic individualized lesson plan

Katherine Sullivan

Cribs and Floor Beds: Looking at Early Sleep Environments through a Montessori Lens

Madhuri Prasad

Routine around mealtime

Miriam Magre Loren

The Magic of Reading in a Montessori Setting

Aleta Ledendecker

Using Puppets to Enhance Grace and Courtesy

Wednesday 31 January, 2024

The Prepared Adult

Understand the critical role of adults in the Montessori setting. Engage in introspective discussions about personal growth, continuous education, and self-care. Discover strategies for self-reflection and well-being that not only enhance your effectiveness as an educator or parent but also enrich your personal journey. This day is a reminder that the journey of teaching is also a journey of self-discovery and personal development.

Live Lecture + Q&A 5pm CET

Laurent Lavollay-Porter

A 360-Degree Approach to Working With and Raising Young Children

Amy Williams

Help! My Students Are Losing it (and So Am I)! How We Get in Our Own Way

Julia Volkman

Stress, Resilience, and Learning

Luz Casquejo Johnson

Transformation of the Parent: Montessori Ideals at Home

Paula Zhou

The prepared adult: A different kind of observation

Cristina Sanz Ferrero M.A.

Cristina Sanz Ferrero

Knowing yourself and what you need to meet the child’s real needs with Adlerian self-knowledge

Eder Cuevas Iturralde

The adult that the adolescent needs

Gabriela Trejo

The development process that parents experience in a Montessori school

Charlotte Awdry

Embodied Parenting - Understanding of self

Katelynn Chittenden Johnson

10 Steps to effective parent education - a guide for teachers and administrators of parent-child programs  and schools

Laura Froyen

Preparing the Adult through Inner Child Work

Thursday 1 February, 2024

Communication and Discipline

This day emphasizes the importance of social-emotional development, offering fresh perspectives on positive discipline and strategies to strengthen the child-adult connection. Delve into practical approaches for addressing challenging behaviors, and learn how to foster an environment of mutual respect and understanding. This day is crucial for anyone looking to enhance their communication skills and develop a more harmonious and effective relationship with children.

Live Lecture + Q&A 8pm CET

Jeanne-Marie Paynel

Family Meetings Made Simple: Building Peaceful Homes Together

Chip DeLorenzo

Reclaiming Self-Regulation in the Montessori Classroom

Dona Matthews

How to Build a Relationship with Your Child to Weather Any Storm 

Flora McCormick

5 Ways to Avoid Power Struggles with strong-willed children.

Shamiemah Jassiem

Rewards & Punishments: Why there is no place for it in a Montessori Classroom

Michelle Tovar

Less Yelling, More Connecting - 5 Shifts to Transform your Parenting

Letty Rising

Language of Reverence: Exploring the Power of Language 

Séverine Schlayen

Why and how cultivating autonomy and independence upholds a child's dignity

Amorette French

Montessori and Autism: Answering Your Questions

Elizabeth Slade

Language of Reverence: Exploring the Power of Language 

Shruti Kumar

Compassionate Discipline

Gabrielle Kotkov

Frequently Asked Questions About Multilingualism

Sinem Degerli

Positive discipline in a Montessori Classroom

Iñaki Llamas

Focus on What's Strong & Not What's Wrong

Kit Malvar Llamas

Focus on What's Strong & Not What's Wrong

Friday 2 February, 2024

Empowering Communities and Looking Forward

Explore the dynamics of team collaboration in classrooms and schools, and discover innovative strategies for effective parent-teacher partnerships. This day also casts an eye to the future, discussing innovations and future trajectories in Montessori education. It's a day of inspiration and forward-thinking, perfect for those committed to shaping a better, more connected educational world for our children.

Live Q&A Session:
8pm CET

Charlotte Snyder

Ask me anything:
Live Q&A Session with your questions! 

Gavin McCormack

Trust in Education: Empowering the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs Through Montessori Principles

Dr. Joyce Pickering 

Never Too Soon: Early Identification of Learning Differences

Ashley Causey-Golden

Beyond the Shelf: Creating Peace Education for the Whole Child

Barbara Murphy

The Joy of Montessori: Exploring Happiness through Meaningful Connections

Amy Cushner

Never Too Soon: Early Identification of Learning Differences

Rodrigo Núñez

Understanding dementia under Montessori’s approach

Alejandra Rosas

Fostering your child’s cognitive development 

Kayla Tychsen

Montessori for the Marginalized

Katie Brown

What Families Need to Know about Public Montessori

Teri Canaday Freeman

Discovering Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Kasia Ustowska-Gmerek

Dancing Towards Peace: The Montessori Perspective

Kei Ikeda

Dancing Towards Peace: The Montessori Perspective

Hi, I’m Lucie.

I'm your Host at the Childhood Potential Conference. As a founder of, mother of three and stepmom of two, my journey has been deeply rooted in the Montessori philosophy. My passion has led me from opening schools in Kenya and Guinea to creating the online Childhood Potential Club, all with the mission to make Montessori education accessible, affordable, and impactful for parents and educators everywhere.

Grab your ticket and join me and all the amazing experts for a one-of-a-kind event that will help you unlock the unlimited potential of your child. I can’t wait to see you there!

What our attendees say

I am always amazed by the diversity in opinions and practices under the Montessori approach presented at your conferences. At this time I think your work has the greatest impact on the Montessori community as a whole. I thank you for your absolutely amazing work that has such a great impact on spreading Maria Montessori's message. Thank you for working so hard to include so many different voices.
100% recommended for everyone. This goes beyond being a parent, and teachers. All families should embrace the Montessori way of life. I am very glad I was mentally ready to absorb all the great talks and it was a life changing experience. I am calmer, I know better, and it gives me a whole new perspective on how I see things and even how other people see me in a matter of 7 days. The vast experience and background of the speakers were hands down amazing! Montessori goes beyond all those pretty things on the shelves.
My overall experience was amazing. Thank you so much for organizing such an incredible event. It's sooo nice to be a part of such a community and understand what the speakers are talking about and learning something new and important. I would recommend this conference to anyone who is dealing or is going to deal with children: parents, teachers, caregivers, psychologists, neuropsychologists and so on. The speakers were giving immaculate lectures and sharing important experiences with the audience.
I am blown away by the quality of speakers gathered for this series. The topics presented were imperative to a truly successful Montessori upbringing and I could not be more thankful for all the knowledge and resources shared. I feel confident, prepared, and committed to be a safe Montessori at Home parent to my almost one year old daughter. Thank you so much!
Grecia USA
The conference was wonderful. There were many things that would help me in raising the children and I already started practicing some of them. I tell all my friends about the conference and how much it helped me solve some of my dilemmas.
MeriNorth Macedonia
It was great! I am looking forward to the future ones! Thank you so much for this. I will definitely recommend this to the Montessori school I used to work for. The nuggets of wisdom here are so inspiring! It will definitely benefit children at home and at school.👍🏼
I'm glad I attended, right away I noticed myself being more relaxed with my son and less caught up in what he should be doing. I'm enjoying him more, observing his curiosity and allowing him the opportunity to show me what he is capable of and interested in. It has led to greater cooperation and made the days smoother and more enjoyable. Well done!
I always get excited for these conferences. I know by the end I'm going to feel encouraged, challenged, and excited about raising my family with Montessori principles. I would tell a friend "Find a topic that interests you and listen, you won't be disappointed!"
I am a gestalt psychotherapist, and I have a two year old daughter. This conference was a real refreshment in my life. I received a lot of practical guidance for both private and professional life. Thank you for giving everyone the opportunity to attend, I believe that this also gave the power and great impact on the world level that this conference will have.

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  • Early Access 
  • One Year Access
  • Private podcast feed
  • Transcripts of all presentations
  • Notes from presentations
  • Speakers’ presentation slides in PDF
  • Certificate of attendance upon request
  • Discounts from our partners
  • Plus $1700 Worth of Premium Bonuses

Here's what you get with your Premium Pass ticket:

Early and one-year access to all recordings

Instead of waiting for the daily presentations to be released each day of the conference, get access to all 70+ presentations on the first day. You’ll also have one year access to the content to watch at your own pace and revisit whenever you want!

Private podcast feed for all the presentations

Don’t have time to sit and watch the presentations? Listen to it podcast-style instead! When you upgrade your ticket, you’ll get access to a private podcast feed that you can easily upload to your favorite podcast player and listen to audio versions of the presentations on the go.

Transcript and notes of each presentation

Delve into the details with complete transcripts for every presentation. Perfect for reviewing key points and deepening your understanding of each topic at your leisure. The presentation notes will give you easy access to the main takeaways for a quick refresher anytime you need.

PDF Slides from speakers' presentations

Access the visual essence of each talk with PDF slides from our speakers. Ideal for a quick overview or a deeper dive into the presented materials.

Certificate of attendance upon request

Receive a formal certificate of attendance as a testament to your commitment and learning. A valuable addition to your professional or personal portfolio.

Discounts from our partners

Enjoy exclusive discounts from our network of over 40 partners. These special offers are tailored to enrich your Montessori journey and provide added value to your experience.

Plus $1700 Worth of Premium Bonuses – details below!

Memberships, Personal coaching, Lesson plans, Printables, Masterclasses and webinars, Courses, E-books and Journals. Only available in the Premium Pass. Find the full list bellow.

Thank you to our partners and sponsors

Frequently asked questions 

I registered, but have not received a confirmation email with information about how to access the conference. Is there a delay?

Sorry about that! Our system automatically generates a confirmation email and immediately sends it. There are a few common issues:

You use Gmail and the email has landed in your ‘Promotions’ tab. The email somehow landed in your Junk or Spam folder. You used a different email address.

You’ve marked one of our emails as Spam. When this happens, our system is forbidden from sending any email communications to you.

If you are still unable to find your confirmation email, please send us an email to

I missed the session and now it won’t let me view it. What’s the deal?

Sorry you missed it! Unfortunately, we must stick to our schedule since we have a lot to cover during a 7-Day period.

Another way to see any missed sessions (or to view those later in the week) is to purchase a Premium Pass, where you’ll get immediate access to all the expert sessions plus bonuses.

Will I get a certificate for attending the conference?

Yes. We will issue a certificate to those who will buy the Premium Pass. Unfortunately we are not able to issue certificate with the free access. We can not guarantee that our certificates will be accepted by any particular organisation. You have to fill in a form on your dashboard for the certificate after the conference is over. 

Can I ask questions to the speakers?  

Yes, but only with a Premium Pass. During the conference week you can ask any questions under each video. We will try to get our speakers to answer your questions as soon as possible. 

Can I purchase unique sessions separately?

Unfortunately not all of them. The conference package will always stay "a package". Only some of the videos will be sold separately and for a higher price than as part of the package.

I have a different question that wasn't answered

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How long will I have access to the presentations?

As a free attendee, you'll have access to each day's presentations for 24 hours. For extended access, you can upgrade to the Premium Pass, which grants you 1-year access to all presentations plus additional bonus content. This way, you can enjoy the talks at your leisure and dive deeper into the Montessori world.

Are the presentations live?

The presentations are a mix of live and pre-recorded sessions. Live presentations are planned at specific times which you can see in the conference schedule, allowing for real-time interaction on Zoom. Pre-recorded talks will be available for viewing at any time during the conference day, according to your ticket (Free/Premium).

You help us help!

We are committed to making a difference beyond the conference room. A portion of our profits from the conference and courses is dedicated to supporting Montessori schools in underserved regions around the world. It is with deep respect and love that we proudly share some of the remarkable projects we've had the honor of supporting:

  • Montessori Children’s House, Camp Verde, AZ, USA
  • Thomas Sankara School, Dubreka, Guinea
  • Noble Sprouts of Faith School, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Maha's Montessori mission, Nizip, Southern Turkey
  • Utu Centre of Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Montessori UA, Ukraine: Assisting three schools in Bucha, Kryvyi Rig, and Cherkasy amidst challenging times.

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