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7 Ways to Cultivate Children’s Independence

7 Ways to Cultivate Children’s Independence

Encouraging independence is a hallmark of Montessori education and parenting. The best way to teach our children to do things for themselves is to create opportunities where they can succeed independently. Here are seven opportunities you can try at home: 1. Allow... Read More
Supporting Children in Times of Transition

Supporting Children in Times of Transition

Children entering a Montessori classroom for the first time benefit from a gentle orientation to their new space. When they first arrive, the beautifully crafted materials are intentionally enticing to the children, and by their very nature, spark curiosity and... Read More
Alumni Spotlight: Erin McKay

Alumni Spotlight: Erin McKay

Making Montessori Education Accessible There are certain moments in time that change the trajectory of your life, for me there is one moment that comes immediately to mind. In 1986, when I was 3 years old, I started attending Arbor Montessori School. I think of my... Read More
Reflections on Gratitude and Giving

Reflections on Gratitude and Giving

Lower Elementary Students Visit with Residents of Arbor Terrace, a senior living community. This time of year inspires many of us to reflect on how fortunate we are, on all of the things for which we are grateful. As parents, we strive to teach our children a model of... Read More
Independence in the Young Child

Independence in the Young Child

“The child’s conquest of independence begins with his first introduction to life. While he is developing, he prefects himself and overcomes every obstacle that he finds in his path.” – Dr. Maria Montessori Independence and movement go hand in hand. The child’s every... Read More

by Becca Fernandez, Lower Elementary Teacher Glance into the woods around Arbor and you may glimpse a small group of children staring up at the canopy of leaves above them, working in teams to build primitive shelters, or sitting in a circle listening to stories of... Read More

Freedom and Discipline in the Montessori Classroom

by Cecilia Fernandez, Primary Teacher Freedom and discipline go hand in hand. This statement might seem counterintuitive and even contradictory at first glance. However, we know that if a child is to develop true internal discipline, having the liberty to practice... Read More

Independence in the Young Child

by Mamatha Chiruvella, Toddler Teacher “The child’s conquest of independence begins with his first introduction to life. While he is developing, he prefects himself and overcomes every obstacle that he finds in his path.” – Dr. Maria Montessori Independence and... Read More