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November 18, 2019

There are some parts of the Montessori classroom that seem to get all the attention: the beautiful Practical Life materials, the engaged constructions in the Sensorial area, the precise Math lessons or the carefully sequenced Language materials. But there's another are...

November 11, 2019

Just as the Montessori classroom allows ample practice for the physical skills children will need to master holding a pencil, we also offer practice for the discernment skills children will need to remember and replicate the shapes of letters. Throughout the classroom,...

November 6, 2019

The Math materials are an essential part of the Early Childhood classroom, designed to respond to what we understand about development at this age. Each lesson offers a single concept for the child to explore, presented concretely and elegantly, with self-correcting el...

November 4, 2019

Look familiar? They should. The Number Rods follow almost the same initial presentation as the Red Rods, a perennial favorite in the Montessori classroom. While the Red Rods demonstrate the concept of length, the Number Rods use that same structure to introduce the chi...

September 25, 2019

As infants and toddlers, children demonstrate initial kindness, especially toward people with whom they have a special bond. As they move into Early Childhood, children's natural empathy also expands. They are able both to understand that people's emotions have causes...

September 23, 2019

You'd be hard pressed to visit any Montessori early childhood classroom in the world and not find the Knobbed Cylinders on the shelf. From the first block that finds its way into the Toddler classrooms to the full complement of four cylinder blocks that the Early Child...

September 16, 2019

As we move past the transitional first days of school and the rhythms of the school year begin to be established, we will begin sending out more details about exactly how  Montessori environments work. Each week, you can expect to find a single Montessori material expl...

September 11, 2019

If you imagine a traditional preschool, you might think about children sitting together at circle time, singing songs all together, listening to stories all together, playing games all together, or exploring the outdoors all together. Indeed, search for "preschool" in...

September 4, 2019

For older children, who have a more developed sense of themselves separate from their parents and their ability to influence their environments, separation stress can take on a whole new intensity. Children who may have been transitioning between spaces with ease might...

August 20, 2019

As we move past the transitional first days of school and the rhythms of the school year begin to be established, we will begin sending out more details about exactly how  Montessori environments work. Each week, you can expect to find a single Montessori material expl...

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