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Montessori Basics: The Language Curriculum

Montessori Basics: The Language Curriculum

Have you ever wondered how Montessori guides teach children about language? Parents are often astounded when they observe children learning to read at a young age in our schools. What’s the secret? There’s no secret – we’re happy to share our methods!  Read... Read More
A Peek Inside the Montessori Classroom

A Peek Inside the Montessori Classroom

You know Montessori classrooms are different than most. We can practically guarantee that once you step inside a classroom for yourself, sit quietly in a corner, and observe the children and adults at work, your impressions will be transformed.  We encourage... Read More
Setting Limits

Setting Limits

As parents today we are bombarded with advice, ideas, suggestions, and rules on how to be the best parents we can be for our children.  Some change is good; emerging research tells us more and more about human development and how our brains work, and making... Read More
Gift-Giving Montessori-Style!

Gift-Giving Montessori-Style!

The holiday season is in full swing and if you haven’t already started your shopping you’re probably thinking about it!  This week we take a look at gifts for children, whether they be your own kids, nieces and nephews, or friends.  Read on for a Montessori... Read More
Getting Hygge – Booklist

Getting Hygge – Booklist

If you haven’t already noticed the slight chill in the morning air, the changing seasons are likely creeping into your thoughts.  Winter is coming, as they say. This has us looking forward to cozy evenings curled up on the couch with our families.  In recent... Read More
The Magic of Montessori Math

The Magic of Montessori Math

Montessori math materials are nothing short of amazing.  While they look quite different than what we used growing up (pencil and paper?) there are intentional reasons for these methods.  Read on to learn more… The Basics Much of the Montessori... Read More
Montessori Basics: How We Teach Handwriting

Montessori Basics: How We Teach Handwriting

Handwriting or penmanship; no matter what you call it, was likely an important part of your early education. Pressured by time and content constraints, many schools have abandoned explicit handwriting instruction.  This is resulting in a generation of children... Read More
The Benefits of Multi-Age Grouping

The Benefits of Multi-Age Grouping

One hallmark of a Montessori education is the use of multi-age classrooms. Our Pre-Primary classrooms serve children ages 18 months to three years. Our Primary classrooms are for children ages 3-6, with preschool and kindergarten-aged children together. Our Lower... Read More
Montessori Basics – The Planes of Development

Montessori Basics – The Planes of Development

Maria Montessori based her entire educational philosophy on the idea that children developed through a series of four planes.  Each of these planes is easy to recognize and has clear, defining characteristics. If we study and understand these stages, we can... Read More
What’s In a Pumpkin?

What’s In a Pumpkin?

Halloween is right around the corner… If your family celebrates this holiday, your child is likely thinking about costumes and candy, while you’re probably thinking of ways to keep the evening fun without a total sugar overload.  Whether or not you participate in... Read More