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Q&A’s: Should I Become a Montessori Teacher?

Why become a Montessori teacher? Choosing the right career path is one of the most important decisions we’ll make in our lives. There are many equally important factors to consider such as job satisfaction, training and credential requirements, personal fulfillment, job demand, advancement opportunities, and salary. Age of Montessori has answers to some of the […]

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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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Eight Great Picture Books for Valentine’s Day

Wondering how to celebrate the upcoming day of hearts and kisses with young children? By reading beautiful, fun, and kid-friendly picture books of course! Here is a list of eight great picture books for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy! Here Comes Valentine Cat by Deborah Underwood and Claudia Rueda   I am a huge fan of Deb Underwood and […]

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Holidays Around the World

8 Great Multicultural Holiday Picture Books

Exploring some of the many holidays celebrated around the world is a fun and interesting way to introduce children to different cultures.  And what better way to teach (and learn,) than to read beautifully written and illustrated picture books? Below is a collection of some favorite children’s books about the wonderful holidays and traditions celebrated around […]

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Seven Awesome Autumn Picture Books

Ahh, autumn! My favorite time of year. The vibrant colors and cooler temperatures tell me it’s time to grab a mug of spiced cider, cuddle up with the kids, and fall into some awesome autumn reading.  So here I’ve compiled a few of my personal picturebook favs. I hope you and your little ones enjoy them as much as […]

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Age of Montessori Graduates New Teachers AND Master Teachers!

June and July have been busy months for us! We have conducted two summer Residencies for early childhood this year, along with an Elementary 1 & 2 Residency. We have two more to go before summer is up! It fills our team with such joy to serve so many teachers to-be! It is a wonder […]

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Elementary I & II Course in Full Swing AND MACTE Evaluation is Behind Us!

Our Three Evaluator, Three-Day Onsite Inspection is Successfully Behind Us!   Things are moving right along at Grace Montessori Academy in Billings, Montana, where we are holding our first Elementary Residency. The elementary course for Elementary certification consists of a full academic year of online study of the philosophy, psychology and practical aspects of classroom […]

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Who is Elisabeth Caspari?

Drs. Maria Montessori and Elisabeth Caspari In 1939, Dr. Elisabeth Caspari, doctor of music and pedagogy and founder of an acclaimed music school in her home country of Switzerland, journeyed to India and Tibet. She traveled with her husband, Charles Caspari, and a select few friends on a mission to study foreign religions. Little did Elisabeth know that […]

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The Returns on Investing in Early Education

About Early Education, did you know…? The average annual cost of preschool in the U.S. ranges between $5000 and $14,000, per child. (National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA)) The average number of children per family in America is two. (U.S. Central Intelligence Agency) The average income per person, per year, is […]

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