Building the Foundation For Math

Practical Life and Sensorial Activities in a Montessori 3-6 Classroom Are Foundational for Math. Math is an abstract concept. The ability to count, compute and use numerical relationships are hugely significant human achievements. The number system is an abstract invention that has been created over thousands of years. In primitive societies, the counting went “one,…

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Ideas for a Fun Spring Break

With Spring Break coming up, you may be thinking of arranging some fun family outings or play-dates to enjoy some quality time together exploring what our community has to offer. Here are a variety of options for every kind of weather spring break may bring. We’ve compiled the following list of day trip ideas we hope you will…

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Why Montessori Kindergarten?

Montessori kindergarten

The Importance of the 3-Year Montessori Cycle & the Montessori Kindergarten Year: The primary Montessori program is designed as a three-year cycle. Ideally children from 3 – 6 years old stay with the same teacher right through their kindergarten year. The third year, or Montessori kindergarten year, is when all the learning that has taken…

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8 Principles of Montessori Education

In her analysis of Montessori education, University of Virginia Professor, Angeline S. Lillard, Ph.D. notes eight fundamental ideas central to Montessori education that in her words, help provide students with superior educational outcomes: Movement and cognition are closely intertwined; physical movement can enhance thinking and learning. Choice and perceived-control promote children’s concentration and contentment in…

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Resources About Montessori, Brain Research & How Children Learn

If you are interested in learning more about Montessori education, you may wish to check out one or more of the following books: Montessori’s Own Handbook by Dr. Maria Montessori The Child in the Family by Dr. Maria Montessori The Absorbent Mind by Dr. Maria Montessori The Science Behind the Genius by Angeline Stoll Lillard Montessori: A…

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Ideas for Fun Summer Days

With summer right around the corner and beautiful blue skies tempting us out you may be thinking of exploring what our community has to offer.  There are plenty of fun adventures just waiting to be had right in our area.  No formal vacation plans required! We’ve compiled the following list of day trip ideas we hope you…

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