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Sensitive Period

Early Childhood Development – Observing the Absorbent Mind

I could sit for hours watching my son (7 months), as he explores the world with curiosity and focus that Montessorians call the “Unconscious Absorbent Mind” (Age 0-3). It’s as though I can see the wheels turning in his head as he stares with a fixed soft gaze and mouth gaping, while he explores an […]

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The Absorbent Mind

The absorbent mind is one of the most important ideas in early childhood education. Maria Montessori presented this fundamental concept to the world more than a hundred years ago from her initial observations of children. The absorbent mind makes our adult lives possible. The absorbent mind is the sponge-like capacity to absorb from the environment […]

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Montessori infant toddler assistant course

Infant/Toddler Assistance – The Montessori Way!

  “The child’s development follows a path of successive stages of independence, and our knowledge of this must guide us in our behavior towards him.” — Maria Montessori   NEW! What You Learn in the new eCourse “Infant/Toddler Assistance — The Montessori Way!” Learn about the child’s developing brain and body Find practical ways to earn the […]

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Thank You for Taking Our Montessori Infant Toddler Assistant Course

Thank you! Your order for the Montessori  Infant Toddler Teaching Assistant Course has been successfully placed! You will receive an email from Age of Montessori with the information to access your course on the first day of class. If you do not receive it (check your spam filter!), please contact us! What You Learn in […]

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child development

Why Connect with Nature?

Nowadays, children are spending more and more time indoors…think of all the developmental opportunities they’re missing! What can your child learn from nature? As your child observes the way leaves move and sway in the wind, he is developing his vision. As your child hears the many layers of sound in nature, her hearing is […]

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Courage to Thrive

The first duty of an educator is to stir up life, but leave it free to develop.  –Maria Montessori I wear many hats for the Age of Montessori, including those first phone call meetings with adult learner candidates during the enrollment period, teaching summer Residencies, and supervising the Internship year that follows. From start to […]

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From the Heart of Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori, Italy’s first woman physician, noted educator and author spent nearly fifty years of her life investigating the child and the circumstances most favorable to child development. Those circumstances comprise what is generally known as “the Montessori method.” Montessori’s greatest contribution Yet in a very real sense, her greatest contribution is not really education […]

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