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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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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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What Montessori Training Really Is (or Should Be!)

Good quality Montessori training is a very deep study of childhood development; it is a spiritual transformation; it is an analysis of everything it takes to help the child. ~Mary Ellen Maunz, M.Ed., Founder, Program Director, Age of Montessori Training to become a Montessori educator is much more than learning a teaching method. To truly […]

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Faithful Observation & Humility

 I observed little children; I sensed their needs; I tried to fulfill them: they call that the Montessori Method. ~ Maria Montessori For all our discussions about the Montessori Method, here’s the paradox: Maria Montessori did not approve of the term “method.” Rather than the inventor of an educational method, Maria Montessori considered herself to […]

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