Now Hiring – Substitute Teacher

Seeking a confident, friendly and organized substitute Montessori Teacher with a MACTE or other state-recognized Montessori ECE teaching credential who is able to collaborate effectively with colleagues, loves children and is able to multitask. Excellent verbal communication skills, flexibility and a calm, positive outlook a must.  Training and continuing education support provided. Beautiful school and…

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Helping Your Child to Play Nice!

It is fascinating and rewarding to watch your child grow and develop into the marvelous person they are meant to be.  During development it is very normal for a child to explore the themes of good and bad.   Most children like to be the good guys.  They act out being brave, being powerful and doing…

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How Montessori Education Encourages Independent Thinking

Learning to think is not the same thing as learning to memorize.  Thinking requires infinitely more effort and involves much more brain activity than reciting something back.  Thinking involves inquiry, innovation, creativity, analysis, synthesis, problem solving, persistence, self-confidence, self-motivation, independence and even courage.  That is why the emphasis in a Montessori classroom is on children…

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What is Process Art and Why Is It Important?

Young children love to draw and create, but often get frustrated by their inability to produce something that resembles the vision in their head.  Their art becomes representational – a line stands in for an animal, a winding trail across the page reflects the movements of their subject, as though the artwork is a story…

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The Importance of Music in Child Development

I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy;  but most music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning.   – Plato –   Ah, music! It can do so many things to us. It can inspire us, it can cause us to recall strong feelings or memories, and it can…

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