Upcoming Events

Euthenics Meeting

Gail Longo will be speaking at the October 28, 2021, Euthenics Meeting. Gail's Topic is 'Open all the Doors and Windows and Let the World Move Through You* : Celebrate Euthenics and the Visions of Early Leaders, Ellen Swallow Richards and Dr. Maria Montessori.' (*Theme song Lyrics by Billy Jonas)


Gail has become one of our best community cheerleaders for Family & Consumer Sciences, both in WA State and Nationally! She came to the realization that FACSE aligns perfectly with the Montessori philosophy and practice. Most recently, before Covid, at the Oct. 2018 WAFCS/FACSE Fall Conference she made a presentation on the related philosophies of FACS and Maria Montessori -- and the potential for expanded partnerships between our schools, community and organizations. She and Professor Emeritus, Sue McGregor (Nova Scotia, Canada), a well known researcher and contributor to American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) journal are collaborating on an article about FACSE, Montessori, and the High school model program benefits to Early Childhood Education. Gail contracted with a composer (Billy Jonas) to characterize these ideas in a singable form. The resulting song invites us to "Open all the Doors and Windows, and Let the World Move Through You!" Together we will Celebrate our Connections and 86 years of Euthenics in October.


About Billy Jonas: He is a composer and multi-instrumentalist, who is Bridging Divides -- using music to help heal divisions within ourselves, our families, our communities, and the world. www.BillyJonas.com



Past Events

Please join us for our FREE presentation on Positive Discipline

with Julietta Skoog from Sproutable!


     Date:   Thursday, March 1st, 2018
     Time:   5:00-6:00pm
     Location: Cinquegranelli Montessori

                   3316 NW 68th St. Seattle, WA 98117

     Cost:   FREE for Current Cinquegranelli Parents. Admission by Donation.


About this Event:

Learn to discipline with firmness and kindness, have fun as a parent, and set

the foundation for important social and life skills. Help your child feel a sense

of belonging and significance through mutual respect and encouragement.


Julietta Skoog, Early Childhood Expert
Julietta is a Certified Positive Discipline Advanced Trainer with an Ed.S Degree in School Psychology and a Masters Degree in School Counseling from Seattle University. As a school psychologist and counselor with Seattle Public Schools since 2005, her expertise includes early child development, autism, learning disabilities, anxiety, and behavior disorders, as well as leading friendship groups and classroom lessons and meetings based on Positive Discipline, Social Thinking and Mindfulness.


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Discussion on The Family Meal with Jane Clements

Please join us for our free presentation and discussion on The Family Meal with Jane Clements!


     Date: Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
     Time: 5:30pm
     Location: Cinquegranelli Montessori (3316 NW 68th St. Seattle, WA 98117)

     Cost: Free! (Donations are welcome!)

About Jane

Jane Clements, Montessori Teacher, Masters of Nutrition candidate and dietetic intern from Bastyr University will present materials and lead a discussion on creating a lifetime of healthy habits from the tradition of the family meal.


Topics we will cover include:

   - Division of responsibilities between parents and children

   - The definition of a healthy plate and how your child can create one

   - Why eat the rainbow

   - Super tasters

   - Sugar-- Villain? Reward? How to develop competence around all foods

   - Preserving and prioritizing the family meal with a hectic schedule

   - Looking forward to future growth and development-- faith that your child will return to and remember the

      health and warmth of the family meal


Space is limited, so please RSVP to: cinquegranelli.montessori@gmail.com if you would like to attend!

Healing the child in all of us: Creating resilience through relationships - 2017

The qualiy of our relationships are what drive learning and development, from birth to adulthood. How are these related in our schools, our communitites, and our lives?


Join us for this special event with Gina Lebdeva, PhD., CCC-SLP and Deborah Peterson.


On this interactive day, we will explore the intersections of modern neuroscience, classic human bonding, and the future of education around resilience.

Welcome: Childcare Providers, Community Members, Early Learning (Birth-8) educators, Family Services Professionals, Head Start/ECEAP staff, Child Development Instructors, Parents, Program Administrators, Faith-based organization members, Students, Youth Educators…









Date:      Saturday, March 18th, 2017
Time:     9:00am-3:30pm Program (8:30am Coffee Networking & Registration)

     Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

     14514 20th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98155
Cost:      $55 for credits // $45 General Admission // $35 Student/Senior // $15 Add lunch

Credits:   6 STARS Credits & 6 Clock Hours Available!


Healthy Landscapes, Healthy People - The World of Microbial Ecology - 2016

Join us for this special event with professor David R. Montgomery and biologist Anne Biklé. Learn how soil supports nature and how beneficial microbial health nourishes the earth for healthy landscapes and healthy people.


This invitation brings together people concerned about this important topic: scientists, Montessori educators, child development specialists, horticulturalists, nutritionists, health care practitioners, gardening enthusiasts, students and parents of young children, and the general public.

Presenters: David R. Montgomery, MacArthur Fellow and UW Professor of Earth and

Space Sciences; and Anne Biklé, Biologist and Environmental Consultant: Authors of

“The Hidden Half of Nature – The Microbial Roots of Life and Health”


Date: Sunday, May 15th, 2016

Time: 11am-3:45pm


    Chan Education Center at the Seattle Chinese Garden

    South Seattle College North Entrance Parking Area

    6000 16th Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98106

Cost: $65 General / $45 Teacher / $45 Student (lunch is included)

    Admission includes: discussion, book signing, lunch, Tai Chi demonstration and garden tour!

Credits: 4.75 STARS Credits ($45) -or- 5 Clock Hours ($50) Available


Tai Chi Demonstration by: Alex Zhang

Language to Literacy: Evidence-Based Strategies to Support Early Learners  Strengthening connections for a valued outcome - 2016

Speaker: Gina Lebedeva Ph.D CCC-SLP, Founding Director of the Outreach Division of the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences (I-LABS) at the University of Washington


- Why do speech therapists and Montessori teachers teach sound and letter recognition to early learners before introducing the names of letters in the alphabet?

- Is our culture on a path of decreasing literacy?

- Is spoken language with children more important than ever before?


Date:     Saturday, March 19th, 2016

Time:     9am-12:30pm
Cost:     $30 (Checks payable to: MMLCC)

Credits:  3 STARS/MERIT Hours Available!

Location: Cinquegranelli Montessori

     3316 NW 68th St.

     Seattle, WA 98117


Covered in this workshop:

- 5 key emergent literacy skills that strongly predict later conventional literacy skills

- Beginning 8, middle 8, and late 8 stages and the 3 point vowels


- Hierarchy within phonological and phonemic awareness

"Gina was amazing. She had my attention for the entire morning. It was wonderful to learn that her work validates mine as a Montessori teacher."


"The presentation and discussion added depth to our understanding of language development."


"The practical advice and supporting research on language and literacy increased my knowledge and is immediately useful."


"Thank you so much for spending a Saturday sharing your research and knowledge in support of early learning professionals, especially Montessorians."


"A series of classes with greater opportunity to demonstrate the use of aligned Montessori materials would be wonderful for Montessori teachers."

The Happiness Project on Social-Emotional Learning:
Feelings, Food, Family, and Friends  - 2015

Speakers: David Hartman, Counselor Educator and Researcher at Seattle Pacific University and

Matt Keen, Registered Dietician and Local Food Educator at 21 Acres Farm/Market/Education Center


   - What environmental conditions are necessary to improve student learning?

   - What does research show us about Social-Emotional Learning skills?

   - What part does the environment play in maintaining healthy social-emotional development

   - What are some ways to apply the tools of the Happiness Project in your environment? 


Date: May 2nd, 2015
Location: 21 Acres Farm/Market/Education Center

     13701 NE 171st Street
     Woodinville, WA 98072

Calming Ourselves - 2013

Speaker: Maryann Johnson, Ed.D

Emotions, Learning and the Child's Brain - 2011

Speaker: Dr. Al Sipols

Empathy and the Brain - 2010

Speakers: Dr. Jeff Ojemann, Maren Schmidt, Sarah Peyton, James Ha, and Patty Zeitlin.

MMLCC's First "Blue Ribbon Event" on Social-Emotional Learning: Marshall Rosenberg on Non-Violent Communication - 2005


In 2005, the MMLCC at Ballard High School hosted Marshall Rosenberg for its first "Blue Ribbon Event". The theme was: Non-violent Communication (attendance ~500 people).


Marshall Rosenberg, PhD is the creator of a method of communication called “nonviolent communication” and director of educational services for the Center for Nonviolent Communication, an international non-profit organization whose vision is a world where everyone’s needs are met peacefully. Rosenberg has developed training methods which help prevent and resolve conflicts in schools, businesses, health care centers, prisons, community groups and families and are in use world-wide.