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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
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
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
The Montessori Work Period

The Montessori Work Period

Montessori Basics: What is the Montessori work period? You may already know a bit about the Montessori work period, also known as the work cycle.  What exactly is it, and why is it so important? A Montessori work cycle is an uninterrupted block of time.... Read More