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Toddler Summit

June 17th is the next meeting of OMA’s Infant/Toddler Summit for teachers and program administrators.

Time:  6:00 – 7:30pm

Location:  West Hills, Lake Oswego Campus, Melissa Wilcox’s Room

Drinks will be provided, but please bring a snack to share.

Notes from the group’s April 2014 Meeting:

In April 2014 a new Toddler Summit group convened at The Portland Montessori
Collaborative to come together in friendship to meet a discuss ideas and issues, triumphs and tribulations in the Infant and Toddler Environments. Teachers came from infant and toddler classes all around portland and even travelled up from Eugene. Five schools were

The topics at hand ranged from the age separations between infant and toddler, and the differing standards/expectations from CCD for each school. We talked about the importance of snack as a part of the work cycle; honoring it as a part of the child’s self care and socialization needs, and the varying ways and times it can be provided. Nap time difficulties and sensory processing issues and strategies were also discussed. The idea of weight blankets for a calming sensory processing space was loved, and a craft night will be held to construct them.

Most importantly, we established and re-established connections between individual communities, built comaradare, and enjoyed delicious food prepared by all!

If you would like to join the online discussion group, please email

Oregon Montessori Association

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