Montessori Initiatives, LLC

Helping Parents and Montessori Schools realize their childcare goals through 1:1 coaching, workshops, and consulting engagements


“Free the child’s potential, and you will transform them into the world.”
Maria Montessori

“Where did we ever get the crazy idea that in order to make children do better, first we have to make them feel worse?”
Jane Nelson



Resources for Parents:
  • Parent Consulting and Montessori Consulting for the Home Environment:
    • Providing Parent Coaching to employ Montessori’s positive childcare techniques for children aged infant to toddler
    • Employing Montessori Consulting methods to help parents of young children to design their home, and or, use resources and toys, that are consistent with Montessori philosophies
  • Positive Discipline: Certified coach in the Positive Discipline™ philosophy which is aimed at setting both “kind” and “firm” boundaries for children. Skilled in coaching parents to implement the Positive Discipline™ approach with children aged infant through middle school
    Note: Services can be delivered in person, by phone or via Skype.

Resources for Schools:
  • Montessori Consulting: Employing Montessori Consulting methods with both new and existing Montessori Schools to design authentic Montessori Infant/Toddler programs that follow the AMS guidelines. Services include training for both administration and staff in both practical and philosophical applications of the Montessori method.
  • Positive Discipline: Certified coach in Positive Discipline™ methods. Will deliver Positive Discipline™ workshops and strategies for educators and parents on how to use discipline in a way that encourages children to do better and feel better about themselves. Professional Development Hours are available for Positive Discipline™ Workshops.


Kathy Chrzan is the Principal Consultant for Montessori Initiatives LLC. She has over 30 years of experience serving as a Lead Teacher for infant, toddler, and 1st grade programs at schools including the Princeton Montessori School and the Princeton Charter School. Kathy has also been a Montessori instructor, mentor and consultant at the Princeton Center for Teacher Education in Princeton, N.J. She is a member of the American Montessori Society and is certified in Montessori Infant and Toddler teaching. Kathy is also a member of the Positive Discipline Association™ and is a Positive Discipline™ certified instructor. Her current focus is providing Montessori consulting to schools, helping to design and implement authentic Infant and Toddler programs. In addition, she coaches parents and educators on issues that may arise with children between the ages of birth to middle school, using Positive Discipline Strategies developed by Jane Nelson.

She has a husband and two grown children. She is also familiar with learning disabilities and special education.

Positive Discipline Association


Contact Us

Kathy Chrzan

Montessori Initiatives, LLC

P.O. Box 54

Skillman, N.J. 08558

Phone: 609-439-7559

Montessoriinitiatives@gmail.com

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