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A Mixed-Age Environment

Thoughts & Reflections

A mixed-age environment is fundamental to a Montessori classroom, and we see the benefits of it daily. We wanted to explore some of those benefits in greater detail, as well as hypothesizing some of the unique reasons it is so wonderful in a Montessori classroom. All Montessori classrooms have a mixed-age group, usually three years. […]

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A Letter From a Parent

FAQ

As a former university professor, Donoso Escobar reflects upon his experience with the traditional education system, what types of learners it breeds, and how it compares to what he has witnessed with Montessori. The tone is hopeful, the dispatch clear. There are no fingers to be pointed, except those that we point at ourselves. We hope you enjoy his […]

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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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