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Montessori’s Youngest Students: Infants & Toddlers

Montessori’s Youngest Students: Infants & Toddlers

hirty-plus years ago, at the age of two, my son was the youngest child at his Montessori school. Now, many Montessori schools have Infant/Toddler programs for children as young as 18 months. These schools usually keep a couple of spaces available in their Early Childhood classrooms to enable toddlers (who are ready) to “move-up” if […]

The Bridge between Happy Families and Healthy Communities

The Bridge between Happy Families and Healthy Communities

We have been able to implement a number of strategies already into our school, including yoga, sensory-integration techniques, emotional expression through art, and creative relaxation through breathing and visualization. aria Montessori advocated the critical importance of early childhood development. We recognize this in the structure of her philosophy in classrooms and in life outside school […]

Toileting The Montessori Way

Toileting The Montessori Way

Editor’s Note: Several years ago, a Montessori parent wrote to us with concerns about the right way to help toddlers learn to use the toilet. She was quite frustrated and so was her child. We turned to our dear friend and toddler expert Susan Tracy, and we are...
When Toddlers Say No!

When Toddlers Say No!

ost parents of toddlers have heard somewhere that their child is interested in being independent, or that developing a strong sense of autonomy is an important part of development for children between the ages of fifteen months and three. However, when your child is saying “NO!” to dressing, toileting, leaving an event, or anything else […]

Fade and Observe

was observing in a primary classroom the other day when I saw an utterly enthralled four-year-old boy doing the hand-washing work. His hands were in the beautiful blue and white basin, and he was smiling as he turned the water over and under each hand. Soon, he let out a sigh, which apparently meant he […]