Parent and Me

New session March 2nd -April 6th

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We offer classes where your child  (18 months and up)  will have the opportunity to work on age appropriate “jobs” in our open floor- outdoor environment, learn the basic ins-and–outs of our Mindful Montessori Classroom, make and serve snacks, have circle time, and socializing time for both the child and the parent. We meet for an hour and a half on a weekly basis.

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Discover the Montessori environment

Experience individual, child-led, hands-on learning

Witness Mindful education in this age group

Deepen the bond with your toddler

Get ideas of how to apply Montessori at home

Increase independence & confidence

Help ease the transition into preschool

The Child

Your child will joyfully discover our environment, explore Montessori jobs, make mindful connections with other children, and become a meaningful contributor to our micro-community.

The Parent

Join your child and be part of their first school interaction. Socialize with other parents, discover a support system among our community, and discuss topics on parenting and child development.


Wednesdays 3:00pm to 4:30pm


At Greenleaf Mindful Montessori


$350 for a 6-week session


Ms. Anissa

Spring sessions :
March 2nd -April 6th
April 20th - May 25th

Contact us for availability

About the Instructor


Being around children has been a part of my daily life since I was a small child. My Mother owned and operated a family daycare for approximately 35 years. Growing up my sisters and I began helping out around the daycare. Eventually I followed in my Mom’s footsteps and began my work with children. I have her to thank for introducing me to the Montessori method. One day she said to me “Anissa, I think you should look into the Montessori method, you will love it.” I did just that and she was right. I have been a Montessori teacher now for 15 years. What I love most about the Montessori method is the children’s ability to self correct with the materials. Oftentimes, we do so much for the children when they are truly capable and eager to do for themselves. As Maria Montessori once said “Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.”

My husband Patrick and I live in Sherman Oaks with our 4 year old daughter Cora. My parents were born and raised in Rosario, Argentina and came to the states 40 years ago. I have two sisters who also work in Education. Our home life was rich in culture and love for tradition and family.


Over the last year because of the pandemic, I have been running an Online Preschool program. During this time I also took an online yoga teacher training for adults and a course in Children’s yoga. I am currently enrolled in an RBT (Registered Behavioral Technician) program. Needless to say, I have a love of learning and feel honored to guide children on their journey as they find what they love. I am so excited to join the Greenleaf team as the Online Content Creator, Parent and Me Supervisor and Afternoon Pod Teacher; I have worked with Miss Vanessa in the past and am eager to share in all the mindful magic that is Greenleaf Montessori.


Anissa Merrifield

Covid Safety Protocols

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1 adult only per child

Adults and children over the age of 2 must wear masks on premises at all time

Adults must have proof of completed vaccination to participate

Families will have to fill pre-screening & have temperature taken before entering


Greenleaf Consulting

My Montessori Playroom

Our team will help you create the perfect

play space for your family.

Our service includes:

  • Initial meeting and consultation 

  • Measuring and mapping your playroom

  • Individualized design plan of materials and furniture 


We offer Montessori parenting workshops.

Group and private Zoom meeting


In-person meetings only in the Los Angeles area. 

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Meet our Educational Consultants


Hi, we're Sophie and Vanessa! 

We have worked together in early childhood education for over 15 years!

We are Montessori-trained preschool educators and we are passionate about creating peaceful environments for children where they can explore with purpose and joy.

We would be honored to have the opportunity to spark the Montessori wonder in your home.

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Bringing the Montessori philosophy to your home 

The Montessori environment is designed to engage children in an inviting, charming, and
inspirational way. 
It consists of a prepared space with age-appropriate materials we call "jobs." The space itself is designed to encourage children to explore so that they become more curious, resourceful, and learn a systematic way to figure things out.

“The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.” ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

Want to chat with us?

Schedule a meeting with your Greenleaf consulting team!

We are available for consultations locally (Los Angeles, California) or virtually for zoom consults and design. Contact us for more information here and sign-up for our newsletter to keep up with Greenleaf's offers below👇🏽!

“Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world” ~ Maria Montessori

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