Parent Education

Montessori Basics: Sensitive Periods

 “A child learns to adjust himself and make acquisitions in his sensitive periods.  These are like a beam that lights interiorly or a battery that furnishes energy.  It is this sensibility which enables a child to come in contact with the external world... Read More
A Montessori Mini-Dictionary

A Montessori Mini-Dictionary

Dr. Maria Montessori created her methodology over a century ago, and those of us who study her work and practice her ideas know it really works for children, even all these years later.  Like any specialized approach or body of work, Montessori education... Read More
What is Grace and Courtesy?

What is Grace and Courtesy?

As you learn more about your child’s Montessori education, you will hear the phrase grace and courtesy commonly used.  You may be wondering what that means in a Montessori classroom, and why we go out of our way to identify it as something special. Simply put,... Read More
Chores: They’re Good for Your Kids!

Chores: They’re Good for Your Kids!

Do you remember doing chores when you were growing up?  For some of us, we remember them as a negative consequence.  For others, we never had them and it took us a while to learn how to do them as adults.  Still, others remember helping out around the... Read More