Toddler Student - Teacher Ratio in Montessori

Jul 20, 2017 5:00:00 PM / by Tiffany Cavegn posted in Toddler

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If you’ve spent much time around a group of children at this curious, exploratory, emotional and perceptive age, you might think that high staff-to-toddler ratios are designed to reign in all that energy.

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When Is The Best Time To Enroll In Montessori?

Jul 18, 2017 4:47:00 PM / by Tiffany Cavegn posted in Admissions

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Potty Training in Montessori Toddler Classrooms

Jun 29, 2017 5:24:00 PM / by Tiffany Cavegn posted in Toddler, Toilet Training

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One of the biggest challenges parents have with Toddlers is teaching them to use the toilet. Some children take to it right away, others are still working on it when they arrive in preschool. No matter where your child is on the spectrum, the Montessori curriculum for Toddlers is heavily geared towards independent toileting.

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Let me show you something special

Mar 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Marnie posted in child development, toddler, preschool, elementary, white bear montessori

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On a regular basis, most often in preparation for our Wednesday Weekly, I sneak into all our classrooms to snap a few candid photos of each environment. I will start downstairs in Toddler, move up to Children's House and end with Elementary. The impression of this "walk" can be very impactful and I realize what a unique honor it is to have this perspective.  How valuable it would be for all parents to get to walk through the school this way! So please join me in this virtual walk through the school and let me show you some very special things. 

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Children's House Guide Reflects On Cycle of Presentations

Apr 15, 2016 4:50:55 PM / by Lucy posted in Montessori Materials, Presentations, Relationships

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As I was planning my presentations for the day, I realized that I had reached the last page of my notebook. At first I just though, "Oh, looks like I need to buy myself a new notebook," but then the meaning of that moment dawned on me. When I looked back to the first page of my notebook, I noticed the date and that I had been using this notebook for 3 years now! I then took some time to look through some of the pages, and it filled me with a sense of nostalgia.

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Montessori Education: When Different Equals Better

Mar 15, 2016 4:30:00 PM / by Tiffany Cavegn

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If you could, would you send your children to the same school you attended as a child? I did not want to. Some of my earliest school memories are of feeling out of sync with what my teacher and the other kids wanted me to do during the school day. I didn’t like to sit still in my desk – I wanted to get up and move around. I learned things more quickly than some of my classmates, so I felt bored when the teacher repeatedly reviewed the same material for those kids that didn’t get it the first time.

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Montessori Education Week

Mar 4, 2016 9:34:34 PM / by Lucy posted in Montessori Method, work, Benefits of Montessori, Community, Friendship, Helping, Confidence, Curiosity, love of learning

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This week is Montessori Education Week, and so I thought I would take the opportunity to write about a few of my favorite things about Montessori!

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Celebrating Montessori Education Week

Mar 4, 2016 9:24:48 AM / by Lucy posted in independence, respect, love of learning, mix-ages, Montessori education, montessori education week

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This week is Montessori Education Week, and so I thought I would take the opportunity to write about a few of my favorite things about Montessori!

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Building A Foundation Of Creative Writing Through Storytelling In Montessori

May 5, 2015 4:30:00 PM / by Lucy posted in Parent Education, language

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Each one of us is a storyteller (whether we choose to believe it or not is another matter). We all have a plethora of unique and interesting stories to tell. Any time you pass along information about something that happened, and it has a beginning, a middle and an end, then that’s a story. This is the message I am continually conveying to the children I get to spend time with every day in Children's House. I like to remind them that even though some of us are more dramatic (so telling a story feels easy and natural), and some of us are more reserved (so telling a story feels a bit more uncomfortable), we are ALL still storytellers are heart!

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The Importance of Quality Early Education: Why Childcare Costs So Much

May 5, 2015 4:30:00 PM / by Tiffany Cavegn posted in Cost

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Last year I wrote a blog post comparing the cost of Montessori to traditional preschools and daycare. A lot of readers clicked on that blog, so I figured the topic of childcare costs was worth revisiting. When I went to update my statistics from ChildCare Aware of America, I ended up reading the entire 2014 Parents and the High Cost of Child Care Report because of the wealth of information it included. You can download the full report but if you’re like me and feel like there’s never enough time to read all the things you want to, I’m going to summarize a few of the main points that spoke to me.

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