Education

Parenting the Montessori Way

The Montessori method and philosophy is well proven and scientific. It is process oriented and helps the child normalize in a prepared environment and utilize his/her fullest potential. This method has worked for 100 plus years and if used will lay a solid foundation for your childrens' lives. The aim of this on-going program is to provide parents the necessary tools to prepare their environment to suit the needs of their child, to set simple and workable ground rules and to help their child build his/her concentration, confidence, coordination, independence and order. The program's vision is to create a positive and joyful parenting experience that helps the child develop in all aspects of life. Parents may receive lesson plans from actual school environments to use or make at home. This program is presented by the staff from Banyan Montessori Academy.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Homework Help: NHS Tutors at CPL

NHS students are here to provide 3rd-12th graders free homework help. If you're interested in getting tutored:

  • You must be in 3rd through 12th grade
  • If you're under 12, your parent must remain in the library
  • You must bring the assignment and any other needed materials

Days and Times

  • Monday from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Children's Library
  • Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Children's Library
  • Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Children's Library

There will be no tutoring during breaks or school closures/snow days.

NHS tutoring sessions will begin the week of November 14. Those seeking tutoring will be helped on a first come first, served basis. They will be allowed a 30 minute maximum if there is a line.  

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, January 10 -
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Children's Library
Thursday, January 12 -
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Children's Library
Tuesday, January 17 -
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Children's Library
Thursday, January 19 -
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Children's Library
Monday, January 23 -
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Children's Library
Tuesday, January 24 -
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Children's Library
Thursday, January 26 -
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Children's Library
Monday, January 30 -
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Children's Library
Tuesday, January 31 -
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Children's Library
Thursday, February 2 -
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Children's Library

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Rocket Robotics Workshop

Rocket Robotics is a four day beginning robotics class targeted to kids aged 9-12 unfamiliar with EV3 robotics. The goal is to introduce young kids to the field of STEM and introduce them to the FIRST Lego League (FLL) program. This workshop will teach kids from a completely different point of view. Run by high schoolers, the students will have more of a peer connection with their instructors and ultimately learn more and have more fun! All six instructors have formerly participated in the popular robotics program for four or more years as well as competed internationally with the program. With this experience level they will offer a very comprehensive introduction to robotics, not only teaching mechanical design and programming but also teamwork, presentation skills, and the brainstorming process. In order to participate, students will need to bring their own laptop AND a lunch each day of the program. The workshop is cumulative. Please register ONLY if you are planning on attending all four sessions. Registration for the 4 day workshop begins on July 26.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Peace Education for Children

Canton Public Library and Banyan Montessori Academy welcomes Anita Adhikary.

Ms Adhikary has been a Montessori teacher for the past 17 years and will use that knowledge to discuss the importance of PEACE education at home and in the classroom. Ms Adhikary teaches at Adrian Montessori Teacher Education Institute, is a very informative speaker and also an author of children books such as Y is for Yoga, My Daughters are Smart, N is for Nepal. We invite ALL parents to attend this wonderful program.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

The Montessori method and philosophy is well proven and scientific. It is process oriented and helps the child normalize in a prepared environment and utilize his/her fullest potential. This method has worked for 100 plus years and if used will lay a solid foundation for your childrens' lives. The aim of this on-going program is to provide parents the necessary tools to prepare their environment to suit the needs of their child, to set simple and workable ground rules and to help their child build his/her concentration, confidence, coordination, independence and order. The program's vision is to create a positive and joyful parenting experience that helps the child develop in all aspects of life. Parents may receive lesson plans from actual school environments to use or make at home. This program is presented by the staff from Banyan Montessori Academy.

  • May 28, 2016, 2:00-4:00PM

We are welcoming back Sylvan Learning Center on Saturday, May 21, 9:30 AM-1:00 PM to administer a full length SAT practice test. This test  is open to teens aged 14-17.  Participants are to bring their own calculator and pencils. They must attend the entire session. Registration is required and although participants do not need to be Canton residents, they do need to have a valid library card entered in the CPL system to register. Registration begins April 26.

Please Note: Sylvan administers one form of the SAT diagnostic test. If you attend more than one of these sessions, you will be repeating the same test each time.  As a result, any improvements in SAT score from one Sylvan session to another may not accurately reflect how one might do on the actual SAT test.

Raja Yoga Meditation helps you reach a deeper understanding of yourself, your intrinsic positive qualities and your innate value. There is beauty in all of us and through meditation the inner beauty not only is revealed to the self, but also to the people around us. On Saturday, May 28 from 4:00-5:45PM, join practitioners from the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University to explore these universal concepts and encourage your inner spiritual development toward a fresh perspective on values such as justice, freedom, respect and love. Sessions will be interactive and experiential, where your tools for the inward journey will be explored and shared.

Starfish University: "Why Aren't my Child and I Clicking?"

During this free, new, 4-week series, Starfish University takes on the question, "Why aren't my child and I clicking?" by exploring Attachment Theory in parenting. 

Research says that parents and caregivers can have a greater impact on children’s outcomes than early childhood interventions.  Thus it is critical for Starfish to provide a wide range of robust programs to support parents (grandparents, caregivers, etc)  to build up their adult capacity and increase their effectiveness in supporting children.

Starfish University aims to help parents and caregivers develop a full range of skills and resources.  In doing so, the program supports all four SFS goals to ensure that parents have (1) Hope, confidence and motivation to grow and succeed, (2) A positive social / professional network, (3) Parenting knowledge skills and resources, and (4) Stability through access to resources in basic needs, economic opportunity, training and education. The "University" will be in session at multiple locations from May 2 - August 29 with topics ranging from Natural Hair Care to Scrapbooking to Friend of the Court Workshops. Please contact Jackee Brown to register for the CPL class.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Starfish Family Services Early Literacy Workshops

On the second Monday of each month, the highly trained staff from Starfish Family Services will present free, educational and selected Early Learning Community workshops for parents, caregivers and daycare providers. Contact Starfish to register. This summer's workshops are as follows:

  • June 13 - Planning and Recall for Kids: Learning the benefits of planning with children and creating planning props to help organize time in addition to learning strategies to recall information.
  • July 11 - Schedules and Routines: Discussing the benefits to keeping a daily routine and providing a predictable social frame.
  • August 8 - Let's Move: Discover the importance of movement activities and how to incorporate them into active learning.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

NHS students are here to provide 3rd-12th graders free homework help. If you're interested in getting tutored:

  • You must be in 3rd through 12th grade
  • If you're under 12, your parent must remain in the library
  • You must bring the assignment and any other needed materials

Days and Times

  • Monday from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Children's Library
  • Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Children's Library
  • Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Children's Library

There will be no tutoring during breaks or school closures/snow days, including April25.

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