Montessori Basics

Montessori Materials Explained

“Practice makes permanent.” “Nothing goes into the mind that does not first go through the hands.” – Dr. Maria Montessori On this #MontessoriMonday, we continue our discussion about our unique Montessori materials. Montessori Center School has been providing... Read More
Montessori Basics: Cosmic Education

Montessori Basics: Cosmic Education

When Dr. Montessori began developing the elementary curriculum, she knew it had to be vastly different from the work of younger children.  Not only were the academic skills to be more challenging, but the manner in which content was to be delivered shouldn’t be... 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
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