Montessori Minute Archives

Apr 13

The Gift of Time in Montessori!

Child development is not a competition. It is a gradual unfolding of human potential.    

Mar 09

Developing Compassionate Leaders!

When you listen respectfully to your child, she learns that her voice matters. And, as she matures, she learns listening skills from your example!    

Feb 27

Why Accreditation Matters

Mixed-age classrooms

Because the term Montessori is not trademarked, anyone can open a school and call it “Montessori” without implementing an authentic accredited program. The American Montessori Society recognizes 5 components as critical to a full-scale implementation of the Montessori Method.

Feb 09

Social Development in Montessori!

At West Side Montessori, we firmly believe social success is equally as important as academic success.

Dec 08

Montessori Minute – Montessori Mixed-Age Classrooms

Montessori gives every child the gift of time — time to develop at their own pace as well as an opportunity to teach, help, and build relationships with their peers.

Nov 17

The Montessori Prepared Classroom!

The Montessori classrooms are designed to be beautiful and intentionally refrain from using elaborate decorations that can distract a child’s attention. The shelves within the thoughtfully prepared classroom are filled with all of the carefully organized activities that children call … Continue reading

Oct 20

Crossing the Midline in Montessori

As your child develops, her brain is rapidly forming. Children require lots of sleep to process the immense amount of information the brain has absorbed. The midline is an invisible line that begins between the two hemispheres of the brain. … Continue reading

Oct 06

Montessori Minute- The Outdoor Learning Environment!

Children learn through play. As such, the importance of the role of play in the life of a child is paramount. Even more so is the integral role that outdoor play in a natural environment plays in the life of … Continue reading

Sep 10

Montessori Minute – Handwashing in the Montessori Classroom

What is one of the first practical life skills children love to learn? Check out our latest video to learn more. See more Montessori Minute videos on our YouTube channel: