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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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About Accreditation for Montessori Teacher Education & MACTE

What does it mean when a Montessori teacher-training program says it is accredited by MACTE? So, you’re doing your due diligence and looking into your options for Montessori teacher- training programs. The possibilities are numerous, but then again so are your requirements. You want a quality education, an authentic Montessori philosophy, and highly qualified instructors. […]

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Dear Teacher, From Parent

Dear Teacher, Let me begin by saying “thank you.” Thank you for dedicating your time and energy to supporting my child. Thank you for caring enough to practice and perfect the art of instructing children at the (in this case) fifth grade level. Because of your knowledge and expertise, (not to mention your big heart,) you are an […]

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