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Freedom Within Limits

Freedom Within Limits

“To let the child do as he likes when he has not yet developed any powers of control is to betray the idea of freedom.”  -Maria Montessori One of the more common misconceptions about Montessori education is that we let the children run free to do what they please... Read More
Gardening With Kids

Gardening With Kids

The warm weather is finally upon us!  As we find ourselves solidly in spring many of us shift our thoughts to the outdoors and our gardens.  Whether you are new to gardening or have cared for plants for years, why not give it a try with your children? ... Read More
A Book List for Parents

A Book List for Parents

Each month we share a book list.  Typically it aims to give parents a list of books to share with their children based on a particular theme.  This month we take a short break from children’s books to provide parents with a list of their own. Whether you are... Read More
Spread the Word:  Why You Chose Montessori

Spread the Word: Why You Chose Montessori

You made the decision to enroll your child (or children) in a Montessori school and you couldn’t be happier.  You see the benefits, you relish in the joy your child has for learning, and you know you made the right choice.  But for whatever reason, you may... Read More
Montessori and the Exceptional Child

Montessori and the Exceptional Child

Any parent considering Montessori for their child is sure to have lots of questions.  Perhaps one of the most prominent is: “Is this the best setting for my child?”  Parents of exceptional children have specific learning needs to consider.  Montessori... Read More
What Your Child Will Really Get Out of Montessori

What Your Child Will Really Get Out of Montessori

Is it really worth it? I mean, why should you spend the time, effort and money to find an authentic Montessori program for your child? Wouldn’t it be easier just to find a good, basic preschool? For me, the answer is easy – enrolling my children in a Montessori... Read More
Why Encourage Self-Directed Play?

Why Encourage Self-Directed Play?

Perhaps you’ve heard about self-directed play, also known as open-ended play.  Maybe you haven’t.  It may seem like a recent trend, but the truth is the concept is nothing new.  Plus, the benefits are extensive. Once you understand the reasons for... Read More
A New Look at 529 Plans

A New Look at 529 Plans

As you likely know, our nation recently passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  One portion of the reform bill gives additional benefits to families with 529 plans.  What was once savings earmarked solely for college tuition can now be used for private school... Read More