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Summer Moments

Thoughts & Reflections

We’re about halfway into Summer, and starting to forget what it feels like to be cold. What is it about Summer? We look forward to it so intensely, even when nothing really changes. For many of us, the schedule doesn’t change dramatically like it did when we were in school, and three long empty months […]

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Why Do We Help?

Podcasts

It’s almost our job. Help. It’s a natural part of living in a family, of life in community, or classroom life — we depend on and assist one another. Adult-to-child, helping is one of the ways we express love and support for this small human, learning everything and growing daily. In infancy, they depend on […]

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Home Is Not A Classroom

Thoughts & Reflections

There are so many ways to support children, and education, and Montessori. Some are called to be educators, parents, advocates, and it takes all of us to be the Village. A child needs a village. Different people and environments, all supporting development. As children and families learn more about Montessori, or see their child being […]

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Spotlight The Prepared Nest

Spotlights

Julie Mitaro is a trained Montessori Educator and Parent, helping families bring Montessori home through her work at The Prepared Nest. A home is not like a classroom, and there are ways to incorporate a few Montessori principles into home life, without a complete overhaul. Julie makes this so accessible! After you’ve read her interview, […]

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Treasure Boxes

Thoughts & Reflections

Walk into a Montessori Classroom, and it’s immediately clear — something is different. Perhaps it takes a minute to put your finger on it, or perhaps you can identify the difference right away, but the sensation is there. We call the Classroom, the Prepared Environment. We get this space ready for children to learn, to […]

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