|Posted on February 11, 2019 at 5:40 PM||comments (2)|
The hardest part of starting a new school is the anticipation of waiting for the start. There are a lot of materials to gather, and hoops for the state licensing. But, remembering how much satisfaction there is in working with children makes it all worth while.
|Posted on February 4, 2019 at 5:40 PM||comments (0)|
Montessori encourages children to want to learn. A child that wants to learn or at least learns how to learn in the preschool years is a child that will very likely excel…in education, in confidence and in his or her life.
“Montessorians” believe in the principals of Dr. Maria Montessori. Dr. Montessori was the first woman medical doctor in Italy (1896). She was also well educated in biology, psychiatry and anthropology. This proved to be an exceptional com...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 24, 2019 at 4:35 PM||comments (0)|
Waiting until September feels like too long. But, we are a school and thus follow the school calendar. Currently the preschool is in our home, but if enrollment reaches six students by July, we will switch to another home in the city of Grand Coulee or Coulee Dam to be closer to the elementary school. We'll just see how thing go.
Until then, the classrooms are almost set up, and the playground is almost finished. There will be a "Meet and Greet" when all is prepared...hopefully by mid ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 15, 2019 at 12:10 AM||comments (0)|
Four decades of growth
The last fifteen years have witnessed a surge of interest in Montessori education. This interest is evident in a rise in research on Montessori, increased mainstream press, and the opening of new Montessori schools. This growth in Montessori programs is evident not just in the private but also in the public sector, where we estimate that over 300 new public Montessori programs have opened since 2000.
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|Posted on December 3, 2018 at 1:50 PM||comments (0)|
1. Montessori activities are child directed. We have low shelves, tables, chairs, a sink, and many small manipulatives and cards to use for learning.
2. Montessori activities have "control of error" for self, and are not teacher corrected. This leads to stronger self-sufficiency, and the joy that comes with independence.
3. Montessori activities involve the senses. The sensorial area has exercises that relate to more critical training for the five senses.
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|Posted on November 25, 2018 at 7:25 PM||comments (0)|
Certificate in “Montessori Early Childhood Education,” Montessori Teachers College NW
Washington State required Daycare License criteria followed: Merit Stars 30 hour, food handlers card, TB Test, bloodborne pathogens card, CPR First Aid, criminal background checks, business license, business insurance, emergency preparedness plan, health policies, and communication processes.
Internship: Discovery Montessori Schoo...Read Full Post »