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How teachers are trained

FAQ

The Montessori classroom looks a little bit different than what we typically think of as a traditional preschool environment. A question that often arises is, “How are the adults in the classroom trained? Are they trained differently than in conventional programs? What makes Montessori teachers so unique?” We’d love to take a minute to answer […]

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Tips for Parents

Other Good Things

We sat down with Mrs. Bauer, the leader of the Young Children’s Community at Baan Dek, and put together a few basic tips for parents, which we hope are helpful, on how best to inspire language and math development, at this formative age: To cultivate a language environment for the child, you can model using correct language and voice, […]

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Kindergarten Montessori

Thoughts & Reflections

At some point, all children at Baan Dek go on to have different adventures. As hard as it always is to see them go, we know they have amazing things to come. Since their earliest days with us, we have been working to meet your child’s needs in a way that leads to their greatest […]

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Our Expectations of Childhood

Thoughts & Reflections

We’ve been puzzling over a little bit of a paradox, one in which we occasionally find ourselves entangled. It goes something like this: As adults, why are we so surprised when a child accomplishes a task we didn’t think they could accomplish? Or, conversely, why are we so unsurprised when they fail at that exact […]

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Drop-off and Pick-up

News and Updates

Drop-off and pick-up are two of the most important times of the entire day. Here are a few insights that we’ve gathered over the years. We hope you find them useful. These are many of the same recommendations that you’ll find in Montessori parent handbooks throughout the world. Of course, we’ve made a few modifications, […]

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