Preschooler completes independent schoolwork while practicing Montessori and social distancing

Montessori and Social Distancing: How MCS Will Make It Work

As a current or prospective Montessori parent, you know one of the special attractions of Montessori preschool is its unique, natural approach to social development. The ability to move around the classroom freely and interact with peers across a three-year age span, coupled with the teacher’s lively lessons in “Grace and Courtesy,” helps Montessori children…

Young preschooler and mom looking at tablet, repreesenting technology for preschoolers

Digital Technology for Preschoolers: A Montessori Approach

As families continue to stay home together, we’ve prepared some tips about technology for preschoolers. The Montessori approach, as you know, is based on connecting the young child with the real world. But real experiences are severely limited during this unprecedented time. So how can screen time for children support Montessori education? More importantly, how…

May at Home: Keeping Children Engaged with Stay-at-Home Montessori Activities

Are you running out of ideas to keep your preschooler happily and productively engaged in stay-at-home Montessori? As this quarantine period stretches longer, we’ve compiled some additional Montessori activities for stay-at-home (in case you missed it, we shared other Montessori at home activities in our previous article). Some of these experiences grow organically out of…

Children preparing food as part of Montessori at home

Montessori at Home: Learning in the Time of Coronavirus

As you’ve observed your child’s joyful work at Montessori Center School, you may have wished you could “bring Montessori home.” Now that virtually everyone is staying home to cope with this public health crisis, that wish has become much more urgent. You know your preschooler thrives on routines, but the familiar ones are in short…

Student practices self-directed learning in preschool

Why Self-Directed Learning in Preschool Matters

Things have been eerily quiet these past few days since the announcement of our school’s temporary closure due to COVID-19. We hope your family is finding solace in each other’s company and that everyone is staying safe and healthy. We’re here to share our Montessori resources and wisdom until we get to see you again…

Children at Montessori Center School enjoying nature-based learning

Nature-Based Learning at Montessori Center School

As families attempt to balance modern life with healthy habits, nature-based learning and education for young children has become a fast-growing trend. The number of nature preschools in the United States has grown exponentially in recent years in response to parents’ concerns about lack of exercise and too much screen time. Montessori Center School is…