The question often comes up to why we have three consecutive days for children who attend only three days per week in our toddler program. The answer is rather simple but needs context. Childhood experts agree that if a child attends a high-quality program it will help prepare them for kindergarten and beyond. The first six years of a child’s life are very important to their development. This generally-recognized principle is an important backdrop to the explanation...

The first time I saw a Montessori birthday celebration was in the Primary environment at our school many moons ago. I immediately fell in love with the idea. I loved the simplicity of it, along with the introduction to a bit of science and history. I witnessed several birthday celebrations while working and taking my Montessori training.

What is a Montessori birthday celebration? Each school has its own way and idea of it, but the toddler room in our school basically...

The Practical Life area of the Montessori environment has some basic goals. The activities found in this area of the classroom provide real life experiences for children. The exercises in Practical Life provide purposeful activity; develop motor control and coordination; and encourage independence, concentration, and a sense of responsibility. These activities involve both large and small muscle coordination and development, helping a child to have control over his...

Right before goal setting conferences in October, I send this letter out to all my parents:

“Partnerships are special.  Although no one is more important to your child than you—his or her parents—starting school means that someone else is sharing the job of providing care and early education to your toddler.

Everyone knows that involvement in the school will improve the quality of your child’s experience. Part of being involved is exchanging information with your chil...

Evan has started being quite the handy helper these days. He is showing interest in helping us by helping other children put lessons away and wanting to sweep the floor, and hey, who are we  to stop him? Granted, sometimes his help is more of a hindrance, but his excitement is hard to turn down. Plus, this is prime time to let him learn about pitching in for classroom cleanliness and get him used to understanding that this is his environment to keep clean.


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