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Montessori Mindfulness

Montessori Mindfulness

Parents, do you sometimes find yourself wondering what you did during the day, beyond managing tantrums or cleaning up messes? Many adults go through their day not really very present (mentally or emotionally) as they interact with their children. This makes it easy for the brain to get stuck feeling stressed. Not only is stress unhealthy for […]

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In View of Recent Events in Charlottesville

 We at Age of Montessori are grateful to hear from MACTE, our accrediting group with offices in Charlottesville, and join with them in the absolute determination that as we help our children live in peace and respect for all, we can and will change our world. — Mary Ellen Maunz MACTE’s Reflections on Recent Events […]

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AOM’s Teacher Education Program Stands Apart

What makes Age of Montessori’s Teacher Education program stand apart from so many others? From my perspective, it is difficult to describe in just a few words the high level of professionalism, individualized attention, depth of content and study that I received from my courses at Age of Montessori. I have attended graduate school and […]

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Homework: Essential or Excessive?

Is homework an essential tool for a quality education, or an infringement on important family time? In the webinar titled, “The Great Controversy: Homework,” Age of Montessori’s founder and Program Director, Mary Ellen Maunz, and elementary teacher at  Middle Creek Montessori, Kristen Nowak, discuss the pros and cons of homework and reveal several helpful strategies […]

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6 Perfect Picture Books for Mother’s Day

What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than to snuggle up and read beautifully written and illustrated books with your children? If your little ones are still small enough for story time–rejoice! They really DO grow up so fast. Don’t miss this chance to spend some special time together; slow down, reconnect and just enjoy […]

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10 Things that Make a Preschool Great

As parents, we’ve all heard the doom and gloom messages about the quality of early education these days. But here’s the good news: preschools everywhere are getting better all the time. Admittedly, if we at Age of Montessori could have our way, we’d probably make every preschool on earth a Montessori school (an authentic Montessori […]

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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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Pros and Cons of a Montessori Education

Over the years, I’ve had countless conversations with parents regarding the pros and cons of a Montessori education. As parents, we have many different factors to take into consideration when it comes to choosing the right school for our children, factors such as location, cost, hours of operation and, of course, educational approach. Many would rank the […]

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