Partnering with Therapists in the Prepared Environment

Thursday, November 21, 7:00 – 8:30 PM (ET)


Presenter: Erin Mergil, Jessa Pelizari
Educators (Infant & Toddler, Early Childhood and Elementary I) and Administrators
CPD hours: 1.5
On Demand

As the need for early intervention among our young student population rises, so too do the interactions between educators, therapists, children, and parents. With so many varying approaches to therapy, it can be overwhelming and confusing to facilitate partnerships with service providers. In this webinar, you will learn how to maintain your fidelity to Montessori when collaborating with therapists whose methods may differ from yours. The presenters will offer strategies for preparing your environment to help link your students’ therapy needs to the Montessori materials and curriculum, and to ensure that you and their therapists are working in alignment with one another.

Learner Outcomes

  • You will learn how to support children in your Montessori environment who receive intervention services.
  • You will gain an understanding of specific accommodations you can make to your prepared environment to incorporate therapy recommendations while remaining true to the Method.
  • You will learn how to support therapists’ understanding of a Montessori classroom.

About the Presenters

Erin Mergil, MEd, is an Early Childhood lead teacher at Woodland Hill Montessori School in Rensselaer, NY. AMS-credentialed (Early Childhood).

Jessa Pelizari, MEd, is an Early Childhood assistant teacher at Woodland Hill Montessori School in Rensselaer, NY.


Individuals (Certificate of Continuing Professional Development for 1 person)
$45/AMS member *Free for all members (PLUS, Basic) members using complimentary PD vouchers

Organizations (Includes up to 15 attendees; each participant will receive their own login.)**
$175/AMS member organization
$235/nonmember organizations

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**If you are registering as a group, you will be prompted to add all of the attendees’ names during purchase (up to 15, including the person who is purchasing the session). 

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