We’re extremely pleased to announce that Charlotte Snyder will become Head of School at Baan Dek. Charlotte started her career as a lead guide at Baan Dek in 2011, after receiving her AMI training in Portland, and working in public Montessori in Milwaukee. Charlotte has assumed many important roles at Baan Dek in the past […]
Our founders, June and Bobby George, have written a series of Montessori-inspired children’s books. The latest, published with Phaidon, is called My First Book of Patterns. One of the great beauties of Montessori is how everything is pared down to its barest minimum, simplified, in order to make it accessible to children. When we un-complicate, children […]
110 years ago today, something transformative happened. Maria Montessori opened the doors to her first Casa dei Bambini, or Children’s House, in Italy. It is unclear if Maria knew how transformative this new system of learning, of teaching, of perceiving children and childhood, could be for those who participated in it, transformative even those who […]
As we head into a new school year, we wanted to take this opportunity to introduce you to the entire Baan Dek team. Well, we’re more than just a team. We like to consider ourselves a family: a community of educational-artisans, working to handcraft personalized learning experiences, in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment. While […]
We’re committed to the idea that learning doesn’t just happen inside a classroom. Learning takes place everywhere! Whether that’s at the zoo, or on a farm, or in an artisan’s bakery, the joy that accompanies new discoveries is pure magic. This Summer, we’ll head out doors, embrace the charms that only the summer can afford, […]
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