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Summer

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It’s officially Summer! The days are long and warm, and many schedules are disrupted, for better or for worse, for these few months. Some look forward to adventures this season brings, others wonder how to fill the long days and weeks. We thought we’d put together a few of our favorite ideas, and we’d love […]

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Building an Inclusive Community

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We were transfixed by Donna Bryant Goertz’s book, Children Who are Not Yet Peaceful. Not only did it offer a reasonable engagement with the current state of traditional education, it also sought to ascertain the shape of another way forward, utilizing a treasure trove of Montessori values and principles, in clear, expository narratives. Donna Bryant Goertz, the […]

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New Identity and Website

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We have a new logo at Baan Dek! We’ve also taken this opportunity to refresh our website. We’d love to explain the reason for the changes and elaborate on some of the key new features. With the logo, we wanted an identity system that was more flexible, one that better reflected the personalized nature of […]

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A Day at Baan Dek

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Every day is the same, and every day is different. Very young children thrive on consistency and routine, so every time they walk into the classroom, the materials are in the same place, they know what to expect from their day. Children might start out with something meditative to ease into their day Or they […]

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What Makes Baan Dek Different?

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We like to think what we do here at Baan Dek is rather unique. We thought we’d outline some of those aspects here: We are the only first and only accredited Montessori school in the state of South Dakota. The Association Montessori Internationale is the only foundation established by Maria Montessori, and is based in […]

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