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Montessori at Home: Practical Strategies for Creating a Prepared Environment

Heather Pratt White


For parents and caregivers looking to implement Montessori in the home, one of the most popular questions is how to prepare the environment using Dr. Montessori’s principles. Although creating a Prepared Environment in your home may seem daunting and overwhelming, it doesn’t need to be so complicated. You don’t need all of the traditional Montessori materials or the picture-perfect Pinterest-style shelves. During this session, you will gain an understanding of how to create a Montessori Prepared Environment in your home, gaining practical tips for making minor adjustments that will allow you to start incorporating Montessori right away, encouraging your child to become capable, confident, and independent.


Heather Pratt White

Heather White, EdS, is a Montessori coach and consultant, blog writer and content creator for organizations such as the American Montessori Society, in-home teacher and nanny, Montessori educator for adult learners through the Center for Guided Montessori Studies, and a manager for Guide & Grow.

Formerly, she was a Montessori guide (Early Childhood 3-6 and Elementary I 6-9) and assistant (Elementary II 9-12) and Associate Head of School for Lake Mary Montessori Academy for more than 12 years. She also has experience as a School Psychologist intern.

She is AMS credentialed (Early Childhood, Elementary I), holds her National Certification of School Psychology (NCSP), and has also obtained a Masters in Education with a Concentration in Montessori Studies in addition to her School Psychology degree. Contact her at


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