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SPANISH IMMERSION - MONTESSORI - NATURE - COMMUNITY - DIVERSITY
The purpose of La Tribu is to provide child care in an environment that encourages all children to develop to their fullest potential. We provide high quality early education based on a Montessori inspired curriculum, a Spanish immersion program based on cultural exploration and a focus on interacting with nature and taking care of our environment. We are open between the hours of 7:00 am and 6:00 pm Monday through Friday, year-round (except noted holidays and vacations). Our facility is licensed to serve children ages from 18 months into school age.
BUILDING COMMUNITY: PARENTS ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
Community garden days, parent education classes, a Book Club, a PTA, are some of the ways that we bring our “Tribu” together.
La Tribu is proud to be the first and only Montessori Spanish Immersion preschool in Austin. As part of our mission, we want to provide tools and resources to educate and strengthen our community. This is why we created our Parent Enrichment Program (PEP), an only for parents space designed to learn and share important information about the main topics we work with at school: positive discipline, language acquisition, potty training, Montessori philosophy, and so forth.
The first edition of our PEP was on POSITIVE DISCIPLINE with Sandy Blackard, founder of Language of Listening. Sandy is a parenting coach and award-winning author. Her publications include SAY WHAT YOU SEE® for Parents and Teachers and a professional guidebook for play therapists, ChildParent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) Treatment Manual, co-written with Dr. Sue Bratton, Dr. Theresa Kellam, and her mentor, Dr. Garry Landreth. The session was an eye-opening introduction to her method, to gain insights and simple tools parents can use to change challenging moments with their children into rewarding ones.
On our second PEP edition we invited Donna Bryant Goertz to talk about "How Montessori can support your parenting: In the Community and at Home". Confident about the importance of having a consistent approach with children and creating a strong partnership between the school and home, we designed this session for all the parents to discover the benefits the MONTESSORI METHOD has to offer from the first years of life. Montessori pedagogy is not only a respectful parenting tool but is also a life philosophy. Donna Bryant Goertz is an eminence in the field, not only because she directs Austin's most prestigious Montessori school, which she herself founded almost 50 years ago, but also because she raised her own 5 children "the Montessori way". Coming into one of her classrooms is like entering a temple of peace and harmony, where each child is quietly focused on their work, and the spark of curiosity shines bright.
Stay tuned for more information about following PEP sessions