Montessori Educator and Lead Guide
Jennifer Schwartz has over 20 years of experience teaching children of all ages. She holds a Master's in the Art of Teaching from National-Louis University and a Montessori certification from Midwest Montessori Teacher Training Center. She is truly passionate about the work she does with children and is consistently delighted in watching children grow and learn. Jennifer has worked in public schools and traditional preschools before finding her true calling, Montessori education. She loves working in the Children's House because she is committed to helping young children become independent and find joy in learning. She also has found deep satisfaction in helping other guides through Onward's Peer Mentor program. Jennifer enjoys camping, exploring the outdoors and taking city adventures with her husband and two children.
Building Relationships and Partnerships With Parents Through Open Communication
The two most influential forces in a young child's life are his parents and his educators. During this presentation, We will discuss the importance of a strong partnership between the parents and the Lead Guide. The audience will receive clear examples about how to build open and warm relationships so that there is trust between all involved when it comes to helping the child throughout his time in your classroom