Toddler Program

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

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

Reflections on Gratitude and Giving

By Cecilia Fernandez, Primary Teacher 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 generosity and empathy.  However, this can be a... Read More

The Zen of Toilet Training

The Zen of Toilet Training I recently had coffee with a friend and watched as she was near tears in describing her frustration with potty training her toddler. “My friends give me advice, I’ve watched YouTube videos, read books and Mommy blogs. I’ve been told to start... Read More

Making Space by Kari Ewert-Krocker, Primary Teacher

I come from a HUGE extended family. Growing up, my Mom, Brother Kevin, and I lived with my grandparents. There were thirteen of us in a house with one bathroom. On Sundays, all of my aunts and uncles who didn’t live at the house would come over with their kids, too.... Read More