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Sat, Jan 18


Waterdown Montessori School

The Work of the Hand - Toddler

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The Work of the Hand - Toddler
The Work of the Hand - Toddler

Time & Location

Jan 18, 2020, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Waterdown Montessori School, 1921 Snake Rd, Burlington, ON L7P 4Y2, Canada

About the Event

The importance of the hand is at the heart of Montessori education.  The use of hands helps the child construct himself. Dr. Maria Montessori felt strongly that the hand and brain must develop in harmony.

The hand reports to the brain; the brain guides the hand; the cycle continues, resulting in the development of the intellect.

More than a century later, neuroscience is filled with evidence of the strong connection between the hand and the brain.

Come, let’s explore the ‘Work of the Hand’ in a Toddler Montessori Community. This workshop is designed to help Toddler directresses plan new activities for their environments. We will look at different creative areas in the toddler environment and how we can better serve the toddler as he/she explores their surroundings using the senses, in particular, the hands. We request you to come with ideas that you use in your environments.

More about our presenter:


A passionate and true Montessori Educator and a loved directress, Nandita Agarwala has dedicated her life to the development of children. She completed her Diploma in Montessori Education in 1987. She subsequently completed the Toddler Montessori Training and Lower Elementary training in India and continues to teach and learn, all at the same time.

Nandita completed her MACTE certification (Casa) after she moved to Toronto in 2006.She has completed her Trainer of trainers’ Course from the Montessori Teachers College, Toronto in 2015 and also gives lectures at the college. She has completed the Montessori Dementia training and gives workshops to Montessori Educators and Caregivers in the application of the Montessori philosophy when working with people living with dementia.

Nandita is a Director at large of the Canadian Association of Montessori Teachers and is also associated with the Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators. She is the proud mother of two boys aged 32 and 29. Nandita has a CCMA accredited Montessori School in Pickering- Montessori Mantra that has Infants, Toddlers and Casa children. Other than Montessori Education, which is her first love, Nandita loves animals and has recently adopted 3 rescue dogs from Korea.


  • CAMT Member - Toddler

    This includes a $10 material fee.

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  • Non-Member - Toddler

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