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Whole Child Development Builds Beloved Community- A Montessori Perspective

Sunday, 15 January 2023 @ 3:30 PM EST - 4:30 PM EST


Parents, educators and community members will benefit from a rich conversation between Karen & Annie exploring the philosophies of whole child development. Children are born with all of their innate brilliance. We are here as a village, a beloved community, to foster children’s development with safety, unconditional love, curiosity and enthusiasm!

Dr. Maria Montessori an Italian physician and anthropologist who devoted her life to understanding how children develop wrote, “Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war – Of all things love is the most potent.”.

Annie Spade has been involved in Montessori education for over 40 years. In 1993, she co-founded a non-profit school in Austin, Texas – where she continues to direct and teach 2-6 year olds today. Recently, she launched the “Montessori Home Project – devoted to nurturing the young child’s inner life and relationships in nature, and is developing a live-action television program around these themes.She will share her insights and experiences to support whole child development.

Karen Trujillo loves to converse with child development enthusiasts. This Surfin’ Your Soul InnerView is intended to inform,  inspire and invite You to impact and support Your community and those who educate the children of Your community.

We are the village, and let’s face it, we must and we can do better for our children. Join us and become a catalyst to offer our best self in service of the the children who are our future and legacy.

Karen is a being of light and love who joyfully walks on this planet in the roles of mother, daughter, sibling, friend, family coach, early childhood educator, healing arts practitioner, HeartThread Trainer, writer and speaker. She is the founder of Surfin’ Your Soul Family Services and and is passionate about facilitating others to passionately live their divine soul’s purpose and magnificently shine their light.

Annie Spade is Founder-Director of Montessori School of The Epiphany in Austin, Texas. In addition to directing the non-profit since 1993, she also serves as lead classroom guide for the 2-6 year olds. The school setting on eight wild acres allows her and the children to foster wonderment and connection to our planet home.


Sunday, 15 January 2023
3:30 PM EST - 4:30 PM EST
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Karen Trujillo & Annie Spade
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