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Dr. Maria Montessori leans closely next to a young girl

Equity and Inclusion in the Montessori Classroom

Though the relatively new acronym DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) never appears in Dr. Montessori’s writings, it is the very foundation of her philosophy of peace education.  The Classroom In a Montessori environment, children are not forced to learn in a specific way or denied the opportunity to be their authentic…
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A young boy in a blue shirt kneels on a wooden floor. He is touching a string of gold beads laid out on a gray mat.

Reap the Return on Your Investment: the Kindergarten Year in Montessori

As kindergarten approaches, many Montessori Academy parents will consider whether it’s time to switch to public school. Finances play a central role in this decision, but there are other, less obvious factors to consider – ones that impact your child’s best long-term interest. Read on to learn more about the…
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a child's feet dangle from a white toilet

Toilet Learning, Not Potty Training

Potty training: Just mention this phrase, and toddler parents cringe! Numerous books have been written about the subject–and parents and educators hotly debate the right time and approach for children to transition out of diapers and to learn to use the toilet. At Evergreen Academy, we apply Montessori principles to…
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boy in rocking chair reading picture book

Five Montessori Secrets for Literacy

  Today’s parents are bombarded with educational toys, intended to help their children learn to read. There are toy computers that talk about letters and pull-along toys with a leg for each letter. There are workbooks, early readers, and, of course, the trusted alphabet song. Many agencies, from NAEYC to not-for-profits like Ready-to-Read, offer in-depth advice on early reading.  …
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Holiday Gifts They’ll Love

The holidays are a great opportunity to come together as a family. In many families, they also are a time to express our appreciation with thoughtful gifts that align with our values, and that put big smiles on the faces of our precious children. We recommend gifts that foster the…
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