Building a foundation for success and joy

6th Virtual Montessori Conference

10–12 May, 2023

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Develop your child's lifelong

social-emotional skills

Do you want to raise a child who is not only successful but also happy and fulfilled?

  • Learn how to help your child develop not just academic skills but also social-emotional skills such as self-awareness, empathy, and resilience.
  • Learn proven strategies for managing tantrums, meltdowns, aggression and other difficult behaviors in a way that respects your child's emotional needs and promotes positive behavior change.

Maximize your child's learning potential through

thoughtful environment preparation

Do you want to inspire your children to become lifelong learners?

  • Get inspired how to create a rich and stimulating environment that fosters curiosity, exploration, and a love of learning.
  • Unlock your child's full potential by shifting your mindset as a parent or educator from one of control and authority to one of guidance and support.

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.

Program and speakers

Conference lectures will be streamed online over the course of three days, on 10–12 May, 2023, free to all attendees. Premium pass holders can have access to all conference lectures at any time during and after the conference.

Wednesday 10 May, 2023

The Child

Our first day will be focused on the heart of our work, the child. Join us to learn about how to support them in growing into kind, empathetic, and independent thinkers. You’ll gain knowledge and tips on managing emotions, supporting development, and more! 

Live Lecture + Q&A 6.00pm CET

Simone Davies

Your guide to being a Montessori adult from birth to age 24 - live session

Live Lecture + Q&A 8.00pm CET

Lorena Seidel

Joyful Family: From Breakdowns To breakthroughs In 4 Steps!

Live Lecture + Q&A 10pm CET

Gavin McCormack

How to align traditional classroom with the Montessori Approach?

Dr. Cara Goodwin

Understanding and Managing Aggressive Behavior in Young Children

Kayla Tychsen

Cultivating an Appreciation for Other Cultures


Raising conscious siblings

Pamela Shanks

Meeting the Needs of Children with Exceptionalities the Montessori Way

Joanne Kaya

Joanne Kaya

Why concentration is key!

Nicole Kavanaugh

Manners Matter: Five essential Grace and Courtesy Lessons for your home

Kim John Payne

Embracing Simplicity Parenting: Creating calmer, happier and more secure kids

Thursday 11 May, 2023

The Prepared Adult

To be a prepared parent is essential in raising a Montessori child. Navigating emotions, responding to behavior, and adopting a Montessori mindset will help you to foster proper development and growth in your child. We will be primarily focused on supporting the parents and adults who create the environments for children to thrive.

Live Lecture + Q&A 6.00pm CET

Mariana Bissonnette

Developing Healthy Self-Esteem with Montessori

Live Lecture + Q&A 8.00pm CET

Val Alino

A journey back to your heart: Connect with yourself, your children, your path, mission and dreams! 

Live Lecture + Q&A 10:00pm CET

Sylvia Arotin

Montessori on a Budget!

Eder Cuevas Iturralde

Applying Montessori principles into Parent Education

Kristin Mariella

Are you Fighting or Riding your child’s waves of emotions?’ 

Mary Ellen Maunz

Montessori in a South African Orphanage. 

Dominique Mouthon

Running a Lean School Administration

Amanda Diekman

Low Demand Parenting for radical acceptance and connection

Anniebelle Vergel de Dios

Mix & Match: Blending Parenting Styles with Montessori Principles

Sarah R. Moore

Why Peaceful Discipline is the Key to Lasting Connection and Cooperation (and Why It's Not What Many People Think It Is)

Friday 12 May, 2023

The Prepared Environment

One of the most important aspects of Montessori principles and practices is the prepared environment. Our third day together will be focused on how to best set up your environment to foster the growth and development of your child, including sessions about various activities.

Live Lecture + Q&A 5.00pm CET

Jeanne-Marie Paynel

Creating a Screen-Free Home

Sami Carrick

Building Early Literacy Skills

Ashley Yeh

Choosing Montessori-Friendly Books for Your Child (from Birth to Preschool)

Lynda Apostol

The importance of Practical Life work in a Montessori home

Romali Rosales Chavarría

Different models of implementation of second language programmes in Montessori schools

Heather Pratt White

Montessori at Home: Practical Strategies for Creating a Prepared Environment

Eowyn Crisfield

Multilingual mindset

Sinem Kurt

Preparing Inclusive Learning Environments

Barbara Isaacs

Children's connection to nature

Miriam Magre Loren, Elida Perez, Sara Harlan & Irene Lezaun Lazanedo.

Family Engagement through Home-Made Materials in Public Montessori Schools

Registration Details

Because we believe in the impact that a Montessori approach can make on the life of a child, our mission is to share this information world wide, to as many caregivers and educators of young children as possible.

In an effort to make this event accessible to anyone in the world who is interested, it is completely FREE to register for this conference.

Register below to gain access to all of the live lecture sessions during the conference!

Free registration includes 24-hour access to each of the three, live virtual conference days.

Premium Pass

To gain 1 year access to the lectures and conference content, register for the Premium Pass.

  • Will you need to access this invaluable content in the future?
  • Are you unable to attend the sessions live?
  • Do you want to be able to take a deeper dive into the content covered?

The Premium Pass is for you.

Our Premium Pass will make your conference experience even richer and last beyond the three days it’s streamed live! Premium pass holders have:

Unlimited one-year access to all recordings

Recordings of all live sessions

Downloadable MP3 audio of all the lectures

Certificate of attendance upon request

Bonuses from speakers and sponsors

Add comments and ask questions to lecturers

What our attendees say

I am thrilled and impressed with your very professional, uplifting and illuminating conference! Wow! Of course I’ve had to purchase it because there’s so much information to digest. The speakers I’ve listened to have been powerfully moving.
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.👍🏼
This was a fantastic resource with something for all Montessorians.I would highly recommend this to friends. High quality professional development for free or at a reasonable cost.
DawnNew Zealand
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!
Great way to dive into and learn more about the Montessori philosophy and practice, there is something for everyone to grow, learn and expand their knowledge.
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.

Register for free

Register here to gain access to all the talks during the conference for free! 

Free Pass includes 24-hour access to each day of conference lectures during the day when they are streamed.

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Premium Pass

Early Bird Price

€95 | $99

€119 | $129

One year access to all lectures

+ recordings of all live sessions
+ audio versions
of all lectures
+ bonuses from speakers and partners
+ certificate of attendance
+ full support of our work and our projects

Early bird price offer ends on 11 May, 2023.

With Premium Pass, you'll get bonuses from our partners!

Frequently asked questions 

I placed my order, but have not received a confirmation email with information about how to access my purchase. 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 than the one you registered with for the free pass when you placed your order, you’ll likely find it in that inbox.

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.

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. 

Where will I find the promised bonuses from speakers and partners?

After you buy your Premium Pass, you can find all the bonuses and videos in our membership site. Bonuses, as well as videos, will be available from November 7th.

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.

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You help us help!

We pledge to donate part of the profit from the conference and courses to help Montessori schools who take care of children in less advantaged parts of the world. With deep respect and love, we are proud to present to you several projects we have chosen to support!