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If you feel that a Montessori education is ideal for your child, look for these key qualities to ensure you choose an authentic Montessori school.
  • Sep 21, 2022
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What Qualities Make A Montessori School Authentic?

Qualities of An Authentic Montessori School Mixed Age Classroom Instead of the traditional approach of grouping students together by age and grade, an authentic Montessori school embraces the value of a mixed-age classroom. This strategy helps. . .

How To Help Your Child Make Friends In Preschool | Montessori Calgary
  • Sep 06, 2022
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How To Help Your Child Make Friends In Preschool

Finding Friendship In A Preschool Classroom As parents, it can be hard to find a balance between helping our kids accomplish certain tasks (just doing it for them), and giving them the space to navigate tricky situations (letting them build. . .

Exploring Fall The Montessori Way | Montessori Preschool Calgary
  • Aug 31, 2022
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Exploring Fall The Montessori Way

Celebrate Fall With These Montessori-Inspired Activities Play With Pumpkins Is it really fall if you don’t partake in some kind of pumpkin-related activity? Pumpkins and gourds are abundant this time of year. Gather some of your favourite. . .

How Does The IPC® Complement The Montessori C
  • Aug 08, 2022
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How Does The IPC® Complement The Montessori Curriculum?

What Is The Montessori Curriculum? The Montessori curriculum is an educational approach developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. This method focuses on several key concepts including: Using hands-on learning techniques Incorporating movement. . .

Does My Child Really Need To Attend Preschool?
  • Aug 01, 2022
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Does My Child Really Need To Attend Preschool?

Why Preschool Is Important A child’s brain is developing rapidly between the ages of 2 and 5. It is important to provide children with opportunities to grow and explore with age-appropriate, enriching activities during this critical time. . . .

What Is The Parents' Role In Montessori Education?
  • Jul 19, 2022
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What Is The Parents' Role In Montessori Education?

How Parents Can Support The Montessori Method A Montessori program is not a particular curriculum or educational discipline, but rather a philosophy and an approach to child development. As such, we hope that the ideas, principles, and techniques. . .

How Kindergarten Students Benefit From A Montessori Mixed-Age Classroom
  • Jul 10, 2022
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How Kindergarten Students Benefit From A Montessori Mixed-Age Classroom

Mixed-Age Classrooms Are Excellent For Kindergarten Students  Mixed-age classrooms provide more space for children to progress and succeed at their own pace; one of the cornerstones of a Montessori education. Here are just some of the. . .

  • Jul 01, 2022
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How To Prepare Your Child For Montessori Preschool This Fall

6 Tips To Prepare Your Child For Preschool Living in the moment is very important, and you don’t need to dampen the lazy, hazy ways of summer with a stringent schedule of school preparation. But by implementing some very simple strategies this. . .

How To Have A Montessori-Inspired Summer Vacation | Montessori Calgary
  • Jun 28, 2022
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How To Have A Montessori-Inspired Summer Vacation

Plan Your Vacation The Montessori Way Include The Whole Family In Planning One of the best ways to get buy-in from parents and kids of every age is to include everyone in planning the ideal family holiday. Older children can help choose a. . .

Grey Matter Montessori Summer Camps Calgary Spanish Camp
  • Jun 06, 2022
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Grey Matter Montessori Summer Camps Calgary: Spanish Camp

  “Excelente”  Facts About The Spanish Language And Culture To Share With Your Child Over 559 million people around the world speak Spanish. Spanish is the official language of 20 countries across Europe, South America, North. . .

Grey Matter Montessori Summer Camps Calgary Chess Camp
  • May 31, 2022
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Grey Matter Montessori Summer Camps Calgary: Chess Camp

  Some Amazing Facts About Chess To Share With Your Child Chess was developed in India in the 500s A. D. making it one of the oldest games still played today. A chessboard has 64 squares, eight on each side. Each player starts with 16. . .

Keep a Montessori Frame Of Mind All Summer Long
  • May 23, 2022
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Keep a Montessori Frame Of Mind All Summer Long

Follow These Three Montessori Values This Summer Create Opportunities To Learn Some of the key ideas in a Montessori education are: Preparing the environment to suit individual children’s needs. Using hands-on learning. . .

Grey Matter Montessori How To Help Your Child Prepare For The End Of The School Year
  • May 14, 2022
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How To Help Your Child Prepare For The End Of The School Year

As The School Year Comes To An End Preschool is such a brief moment of time in a child’s life, but it is often their very first exposure to the classroom environment and fundamental to their first experience of formal learning. Hopefully it is. . .

Grey Matter Montessori - Blog - Learning About Our World The Montessori Way
  • May 04, 2022
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World Environment Day: Learning About Our World The Montessori Way

Celebrating The Wonders Of Nature The Montessori Way Our preschool and pre-kindergarten students are just beginning to explore, understand, and make sense of the world around them. Messaging about the climate crisis, global warming, and. . .

Grey Matter Montessori - Blog - How To Talk To Your Preschooler About Mental Health
  • Apr 27, 2022
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National Child And Youth Mental Health Day: How To Talk To Your Preschooler About Mental Health

Starting The Conversation Children’s mental health can be most easily characterized as the way that they think and feel about their world and themselves. Good mental health means that they have the tools to identify their feelings, navigate. . .

Grey Matter Montessori - Blog - The Importance Of Movement In The Montessori Classroom
  • Apr 13, 2022
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The Importance Of Movement In The Montessori Classroom

The Connection Between Movement And Learning Learning Is Linked To Movement  Maria Montessori believed that the ability to absorb and retain information is optimized when a child’s body is in motion. Studies also show that combining language. . .

Grey Matter Montessori - Blog - How A Montessori Preschool Prepares Your Child For A Traditional Kindergarten Program
  • Apr 05, 2022
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How A Montessori Preschool Prepares Your Child For A Traditional Kindergarten Program

The Benefits Of A Montessori Preschool Education The answer, quite simply, is yes. Any child, even those who go on to attend a more traditional education stream, can benefit from even one year in a Montessori preschool program. Here is. . .

Grey Matter Montessori - Blog - How A Mixed Age Preschool Classroom Can Benefit Your Child
  • Mar 26, 2022
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How A Mixed Age Preschool Classroom Can Benefit Your Child

The Main Benefits Of Mixed Age Classrooms Observation Younger children learn by watching older children and adults. When students are in a mixed-age classroom, the younger children can see the older children performing more complex lessons and. . .

Grey Matter Montessori - Blog - Talking To Your Child About Major World News Events
  • Mar 24, 2022
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Talking To Your Child About Major World News Events

Talking With Your Preschooler About Major News Events The Best Place To Start When everyone seems caught up in a major news event, the best place to begin a conversation is by asking your child what they have heard or seen. Encourage your child. . .

Grey Matter Montessori - Blog - Exploring Spring The Montessori Way
  • Mar 11, 2022
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Exploring Spring The Montessori Way

Spring Themed Activities The Montessori Way Plants Some Seeds Spring is synonymous with rebirth and growth. Explore the idea that spring brings new things by helping your little one observe blossoming life right before their eyes. Buy some peat. . .

Here Are Some Of Our Favourite Montessori-Inspired Crafts
  • Mar 04, 2022
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It's National Craft Month! Here Are Some Of Our Favourite Montessori-Inspired Crafts!

Montessori-Inspired Crafts Modelling Beeswax. Working with modeling beeswax is a great way to develop strength in the hands and fingers while allowing children to work on their 3D spatial awareness. For the wax to be pliable, it must be warmed up. . .

Grey Matter Montessori - Blog - How To Empower Your Preschooler Against Bullying
  • Feb 25, 2022
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Pink Shirt Day 2022: How To Empower Your Preschooler Against Bullying

Empowered Against Bullies These skills and strategies will help your child have the confidence and know-how to stand up to a bully at school or in their community. BUILD SELF-CONFIDENCE AND SELF-ACCEPTANCE: Bullies will often seek to increase. . .

Strategies To Help Your Preschool Child Handle Bullying
  • Feb 18, 2022
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Pink Shirt Day 2022: Strategies To Help Your Preschool Child Handle Bullying

Strategies For Your Child To Address Bullying Ignore It: If the bullying your child is experiencing is verbal teasing or taunting, or name calling the best first step might be simply to ignore it and walk away. Many bullies are seeking attention. . .

Grey Matter Montessori - Blog - How To Talk To Your Preschooler About Bullying
  • Feb 04, 2022
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Pink Shirt Day 2022: How To Talk To Your Preschooler About Bullying

Understanding Bullying And Explaining It To A Preschooler What Is Bullying? Bullying is when someone repeatedly and deliberately makes another person feel bad either through words, actions, or exclusion. Bullying can be physical harassment,. . .

Grey Matter Montessori - Blog - Montessori Inspired Winter Play Activities
  • Jan 21, 2022
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Montessori-Inspired Winter Play Activities

6 Montessori-Inspired Winter Play Activities Winter Sensory Basket. For a winter sensory basket, try to use materials that are all shades of white but that have different soft textures, such as pompoms, cotton balls, and feathers. This will. . .

Grey Matter Montessori - Blog - Is My Child Ready For Preschool
  • Jan 14, 2022
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Is My Child Ready For Preschool?

Remember that there are aspects they will learn from preschool like socialization skills, and that your child does not have to be a genius or a social butterfly before they enter the preschool program. Your child should have enough skills that they. . .

Setting New Year's Resolutions With Your Preschooler|Calgary Preschool
  • Jan 07, 2022
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Setting New Year's Resolutions With Your Preschooler

Resolutions aren’t only for personal improvement, they can enrich your family life, your children’s understanding of themselves, and they can even be fun! When you’re creating your goals with your children, try following these tips to make. . .

How To Inspire Your Preschooler's Creativity | Calgary Preschool
  • Dec 22, 2021
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Inspire Your Preschooler's Creativity With These Tips

6 Ways To Inspire Creativity In Your Preschooler Encourage Questions. Children are naturally inquisitive, sometimes so much so that it can be hard to get them to stop asking questions. Try not to discourage this natural curiosity. If you. . .

The Effects Of Colour On The Learning Environment | Calgary Preschool
  • Dec 10, 2021
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The Effects Of Colour On The Learning Environment

Colours should change depending on the age of the child, as they develop and learn. Unfortunately, there is no exact colour combination that will guarantee optimal learning, as each child is unique, but as will be explained below, there are ways to. . .

12 Christmas Activities For Your Preschooler | Calgary Montessori
  • Dec 03, 2021
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12 Days Of Montessori Christmas: Montessori Inspired Activities For Your Preschooler

Montessori Inspired Christmas Activities Christmas Sensory Bin. Put some red and green coloured dried pasta in a bin with some bells, fake candy canes, and other non-breakable ornaments and let your little one play around in it. This activity. . .

Montessori Inspired Christmas Gifts | Calgary Montessori Preschool
  • Nov 26, 2021
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Inspired Gifts For Your Preschooler’s Christmas List

You can feel good knowing that you are giving your child a gift they will enjoy and helping them develop important skills at the same time. Here, we look at gifts for preschool aged children that are inspired by the Montessori. . .

Grey Matter Montessori - Blog - Teach Your Preschooler These Healthy Habits
  • Nov 12, 2021
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Teach Your Preschooler These Healthy Habits

The more your child learns now, the healthier they’ll be when they get older. By then, not only will these habits be second nature, they will have grown up treating their bodies and minds well. 10 Healthy Habits Your Preschooler Can Learn. . .

Grey Matter Montessori - Blog - Why Children Have Tantrums And How Best To Respond
  • Nov 12, 2021
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Why Children Have Tantrums And How Best To Respond

Grey Matter Montessori is Calgary’s choice for child-led preschool learning. Call us to book a virtual or in-person tour and explore whether the Montessori way of learning is right for your child. What Is A Tantrum? A tantrum is an outburst. . .

Grey Matter Montessori - Blog - How You Can Teach Responsibility To Your Preschooler
  • Oct 27, 2021
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How You Can Teach Responsibility To Your Preschooler

Assign Your Child With Age Appropriate Tasks. In the busyness of life, it's easy to ask your child to ‘move out of the way’ as you quickly get things done. But what many parents do not realize is that allowing your child to help you complete. . .

Grey Matter Montessori - A Deep Dive into the IPC Core Content Areas
  • Oct 13, 2021
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A Deep Dive into the IPC Core Content Areas

IPC Core Content Areas The International Preschool Curriculum (IPC) is an internationally recognized association that works with teachers, schools, school owners, parents, and local governments to deliver a strong curriculum for Pre-Kindergarten. . .

  • Oct 06, 2021
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Setting Your Child Up for School Success with Extracurricular Activities

Whether you participated in extracurricular groups as a child or not, it is worth it to consider the benefits available for your child if they participate in these out-of-school activities. At Grey Matter Montessori we believe every child should. . .

Grey Matter Montessori - Montessori Community Partners
  • Sep 23, 2021
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Meet Grey Matter Montessori’s Community Partners

We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment of learning and growth with the Montessori curriculum and enhanced opportunities for engagement with programs such as yoga, dance, gymnastics, and community partnerships. Contact us for a school. . .

Grey Matter Montessori | Blog | Tips To Build a Strong Foundation for Early Learning
  • Sep 08, 2021
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Tips To Build a Strong Foundation for Early Learning

Grey Matter Montessori believes that no two children learn exactly the same way, which is why the Montessori program is designed to give your little one the opportunity to realize their own individual learning style and discover the joy such. . .

Grey Matter Montessori | Blog | The Benefits of School Uniforms
  • Sep 01, 2021
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The Benefits of School Uniforms

Grey Matter Montessori is an educational center designed to provide an exclusive and comprehensive Montessori and International Preschool Curriculum program for children aged 3-6.   We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment of. . .

Grey Matter Montessori - Children Motivated Montessori
  • Sep 01, 2021
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4 Ways To Motivate Your Child To Learn

4 Strategies To Motivate Your Child To Learn What can you do when your child does not want to learn? The following tips will help your child find the motivation to discover the joy of learning.   Focus On Your Child's Interests Learning. . .

Grey Matter Montessori - Montessori Sensory Activities
  • Aug 11, 2021
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The Importance Of Sensory Play For Development

Sensorial learning is a foundational component of Montessori education. The sensorial materials developed by Dr. Montessori can help your preschooler explore, understand, process, and classify their environment and broaden their ability to. . .

Grey Matter Montessori - Parent Teacher Tour Montessori
  • Aug 04, 2021
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The Right Questions to Ask During a Montessori Tour

As you explore the options for preschool, it is important to understand your child; their personality, learning style, and their interests. This can help guide you as you seek out the best academic fit for your preschooler. As you investigate the. . .

Grey Matter Montessori - Prepare for preeschool
  • Jul 29, 2021
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23 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Preschool

Teaching Your Pre Kindergarten Child Life Skills Without a doubt, every parent wants the best for their child. Both structured and unstructured play will provide your child with a variety of important, lifelong skills and lessons such. . .

Grey Matter Montessori - Montessori Activities
  • Jul 14, 2021
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15 Montessori Activities for your Toddler and Preschooler

Benefits of Montessori Based Play Before we dive into some ways to incorporate practical life activities into play, let’s discuss some of the benefits that this type of learning gives to your child: These activities are calming for. . .

Grey Matter Montessori - Play with Children
  • Jul 07, 2021
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Fostering a Love for Learning Through Play

As you watch your child grow up you have every hope in the world for them to live, learn, laugh, and love. You do your best to ensure they absorb everything they can from the world around them, from math and science to art and spelling. Did you know. . .

Grey Matter Montessori - IPSL Preeschool
  • Jun 23, 2021
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4 Reasons To Enroll Your Child In An IPC® Preschool

Your child's early education has a profound and enduring effect on their social, physical, and emotional development. Your child's early years are the foundation for their future development, providing a strong base for lifelong. . .

Grey Matter Montessori - Choosing the right Preeschool
  • Jun 17, 2021
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6 Different Types Of Preschool Programs

It seems like only yesterday your little one was just learning how to walk and talk. Now it is time for them to enter the world of learning, and the first step is by enrolling them in a preschool program.   Preschool is designed to let your child. . .

Grey Matter Montessori - Kids Summer Camps
  • Jun 09, 2021
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How to Choose a Summer Camp for Kids

Finding the right summer camp for your child isn't always easy. There are hundreds of summer camps to choose from, including sports camps, academic programs, and traditional camps. Choosing the best summer camp depends on what type of experience. . .

Grey Matter Montessori - Blog - Certified School
  • May 24, 2021
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Consider An IPC-Certified School For Your Child This Fall

The Internal Preschool Curriculum (IPC) is a comprehensive preschool curriculum designed to develop foundational knowledge and skills while understanding and promoting diversity among individuals and cultures. The main objective of the IPC. . .

Grey Matter Montessori - Blog - Age difference
  • May 11, 2021
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5 Reasons Why Montessori Schools Have Mixed-age Classes

Rather than grouping early education students by the year they were born, Montessori schools group students based on developmental stages of learning. This means Montessori schools conduct their educational practices within mixed-aged. . .

Grey Matter Montessori - Blog - preparing for preschool
  • May 03, 2021
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How To Prepare Your Child For Preschool

For new parents and parents of young children, arranging your child’s preschool education can be an exciting but scary time. If your child is set to attend preschool for the first time this fall, you and your child may be experiencing a variety of. . .

Grey Matter_Why Montessori
  • Apr 20, 2021
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Why Choose Montessori For My Child?

The unique and progressive learning style of Montessori education values children’s individualized strengths, interests, and creativity allowing them to learn at their own pace and cultivate self-motivation. The concrete educational system differs. . .

GM_What Is Montessori Education
  • Apr 13, 2021
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What Is Montessori Education?

Montessori is a well-known form of education/teaching that combines theory and practice to help guide every child's unique educational journey. The preconceived notions of what traditional education looks like are not present in Montessori. . .

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  • Apr 05, 2021
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Benefits of Montessori Preschool Vs. Traditional Day Care

IF your child is between the ages of 3- 6 you might be considering whether daycare or preschool is a better option for your child and whether the Montessori method is right for your child's preschool experience if that is what you choose to do. . . .

Grey Matter Montessori | Private Montessori School
  • Mar 22, 2021
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The Most Substantial Benefits of a Private Montessori School

Is your child getting to the age when you should start thinking about their school? Want to learn more about private Montessori schools? Here are six advantages of them! The number of options of schools to send your child to can be pretty. . .

Montessori Preschool Calgary | Grey Matter Montessori
  • Mar 14, 2021
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4 Ways You Can Create a Montessori Friendly Home

The Montessori Method of learning is scientifically proven to be a more effective education method than typical public school education. Here is how you can incorporate Montessori principles into your home for the benefit of your child! If you. . .

Grey Matter Montessori | Montessori Daycare Calgary
  • Mar 03, 2021
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Choose The Best Preschool For Your Child By Following These 8 Tips

Choosing the right preschool can be quite a daunting task, especially if it’s your first time choosing a school. To help parents get the best education for their children, we have compiled 8 pieces of advice for how you can find the best preschool. . .

Grey Matter Montessori | Montessori Preschool Calgary
  • Feb 21, 2021
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8 Tips to Keep It Peaceful At Home While In Lockdown

Are you, your child, or your family struggling with your home dynamic? Was your home more serene before the lockdown happened? Here are some tips you can use to try and recreate that pre-pandemic peace. The continuation of the stay-at-home. . .

Montessori Preschool Calgary | Grey Matter Montessori
  • Feb 14, 2021
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8 Things To Look For When Searching For A Genuine Montessori School

Is it time to register your child into preschool, and you are searching for the right one? Are you thinking about Montessori education but want to learn about what to look for? Here are 8 things you will see at an authentic Montessori. . .

Best Preschool Calgary | Grey Matter Montessori
  • Feb 07, 2021
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7 Tips You Can Employ To Help Your Child Succeed At Online Learning

No matter whether your child is learning from home or has recently returned to their school, the threat of another lockdown continues to loom. If you need assistance with your kid’s e-learning or want to be prepared in the instance that a second. . .

How a Montessori Education Will Help Your Childs Development and Social Skills - Grey Matter Montessori NW Calgary
  • Jan 24, 2021
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5 Aspects of a Montessori Education That Focus on the Social and Emotional Growth of Your Child

Are you thinking about enrolling your child in a Montessori preschool? Do you want to learn more about the emotional and social development of the Montessori program? Here are 5 key aspects that are unique to the Montessori method of education. . .

Eight ways to boost your child's educational growth by getting involved at home - Grey Matter Montessori Calgary Preschool
  • Jan 17, 2021
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8 Ways You Can Be Involved in Your Child's Education While at Home

Are you a parent who wants to get more involved in your child's education? Here are some ways that you can boost your child’s learning at home so that they can improve in the classroom. The number one most important teacher in the life of. . .

Eight ways that you can make sure your child is living a healthy digital life - Montessori Daycare Calgary
  • Jan 10, 2021
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8 Methods to Ensure Healthy Screen Time for Your Child

Are you struggling to manage your child’s screen time? Do you want to teach your kid the positives and negatives of screen time but don’t know how to do it? Here is how you can ensure that you and your child are healthily managing their screen. . .

The Importance of Play In Your Child's Growth – NW Calgary Montessori Preschool
  • Dec 17, 2020
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The Importance of Structured and Unstructured Play In Your Child's Development

For a child, play is an integral part of how they learn, discover the world, and understand how their bodies work. Here is why you and your child's school must encourage them to play, and the benefits of different types of play. Playtime is. . .

8 Ways you Can Help Your Child Eat a Healthy Diet! - Grey Matter Montessori Preschool
  • Dec 10, 2020
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8 Ways You Can Help Your Child Eat a Healthy Diet!

Are you struggling to develop healthy eating habits in your child? Nutrition for your child doesn't need to be difficult. By following the tips, tricks, and strategies in this article, you will be well on your way to healthier living for you and. . .

6 Core Characteristics of a Montessori Education - Calgary Montessori Preschool
  • Dec 03, 2020
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6 Core Characteristics of a Montessori Education

Are you looking for the right preschool for your child? Have you heard about a Montessori education but aren't quite sure what it is? Maybe you are weighing the pros and cons of a Montessori education! Here are the 6 core characteristics of. . .

8 Healthy Indoor Activities to Keep Your Child Active Through Winter - NW Calgary Grey Matter Montessori Preschool
  • Nov 23, 2020
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8 Healthy Indoor Activities to Keep Your Child Active Throughout Winter

As winter begins to creep up, many kids are getting stuck indoors and are looking for things to do in their free time. Here are some of the favorite activities from our Calgary Montessori Preschool to keep your child busy throughout the. . .

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  • Nov 16, 2020
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5 Reasons Why Learning a Second Language Will Help Your Child

Are you looking for a Calgary preschool where your child can learn advanced language skills? Do you want your little one to begin learning a second language from a young age? Continue reading to learn about how we provide language education to all. . .

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  • Nov 12, 2020
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4 Important Traits Your Child Will Gain from Early Education

If you are looking to give your child an early head start on their life and schooling, Grey Matter Montessori is an excellent option. Here are 4 desired traits that your child will gain from attending a Montessori preschool. When children are. . .

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  • Oct 27, 2020
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4 Ways That Montessori Schools Are Better Than Traditional Schooling

Are you trying to decide if a Montessori School in Calgary is right for you and your child? Are you wondering about the differences between a Montessori and traditional preschool? Here are four traits that set Montessori preschools apart from. . .

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  • Oct 14, 2020
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3 Tips for Keeping Your Child Motivated as the COVID-19 Pandemic Continues

As we all slowly get used to the new normal that has come about due to COVID-19, many of us are beginning to feel less motivated. To get the most out of their education, it is important for students to remain dedicated to continue their. . .

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  • Oct 06, 2020
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3 Challenges Families Face During COVID-19 and How to Overcome Them

As families grapple with an ever-changing normal, including virtual daycare and working from home, stress and anxiety can escalate. Here are three common challenges families might face during COVID-19 and how to overcome them. Parents play a. . .

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  • Sep 21, 2020
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4 Tips to Set Your Child Up for Virtual Learning Success

When it comes to your child’s education, COVID-19 has presented a number of challenges. However, by following these simple tips from our Calgary Montessori preschool, you can set your little one up for virtual learning success. When COVID-19. . .

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  • Sep 13, 2020
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5 Reasons to Enrol Your Child in a Montessori Preschool

Are you considering enrolling your child into a Montessori preschool in Calgary? While there are a variety of educational methods to choose from, here’s how your child can benefit from the Montessori method. As a parent in the process of. . .

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  • Sep 06, 2020
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How to Help Your Child Navigate Their Return to Learning During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a number of challenges for Canadian families, particularly when it comes to childrens’ education. Here are some tips to help your child successfully navigate their return to school during COVID-19. Since. . .

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  • Aug 25, 2020
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3 Back To School Safety Tips To Follow During The COVID-19 Pandemic

As the summer winds down, parents and children are preparing to return back to school, but you may be hesitant due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are five back to school safety tips to teach your child to keep their health and well-being. . .

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  • Aug 18, 2020
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3 Ways to Incorporate Montessori Principles at Home

Are you a parent who is considering implementing some Montessori principles at home? Here are some of the few changes you can make to your environment to encourage your child’s natural curiosity and ability to learn for years to. . .

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  • Jul 27, 2020
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6 Benefits of Summer Learning For Your Child

Are you worried that a summer completely free of learning may set your child back? Here are some top tips from our NW Calgary Montessori preschool to keep your child engaged during this time and six reasons why summer learning is so. . .

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  • Jul 15, 2020
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How to Support Your Child’s Learning This Summer During COVID-19

Are you wondering how you can help your child learn this summer during COVID-19? Here are some tips from our NW Calgary Montessori school that you can follow. This summer presents a unique challenge to parents. With untimely school closures due. . .

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  • Jul 08, 2020
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5 Surprising Aspects of Montessori Preschools You Might Not Know About

Are you thinking about enrolling your child in a Montessori school in Calgary? Here are five facts about the Montessori preschool education system that you might not know about and how it can benefit your little one’s social, emotional, and. . .

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  • Jun 14, 2020
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4 Benefits of Learning a Second Language at a Young Age

Are you thinking about enroling your child in a summer day camp? Our Calgary Montessori preschool is offering an immersive Spanish summer camp that will ignite your child’s creativity, empathy, and passion for learning! One of the main. . .

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  • May 28, 2020
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3 Simple Games to Teach Your Child About Object Permanence

Understanding the concept of object permanence is a major developmental milestone for your little one because it will help him/her understand the world better. Here are some tips from our Calgary Montessori school on how to teach your child about. . .

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  • May 11, 2020
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3 Benefits of Being Involved in Your Child's Early Education

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Calgary Montessori preschool has introduced a virtual daycare program to ensure your child’s learning and development continues during this difficult time. It also gives parents a great opportunity to become more. . .

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  • May 06, 2020
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How to Register For Our Virtual Calgary Montessori Program

At Grey Matter Montessori, we are now offering a virtual-in home learning program for our preschool students to help them stay on track with their academic, social, and personal development. Here’s how it works and how you can register your child. . .

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  • Apr 19, 2020
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Maintaining Academic Excellence Amid COVID-19

Maintaining Academic Excellence Amid COVID-19 As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Grey Matter Montessori is maintaining its commitment to academic excellence by supporting our students and families through an online learning program. This online. . .

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  • Apr 11, 2020
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7 Tips to Care For Your Child’s Mental Health During COVID-19

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents are wondering how this period of uncertainty and isolation will affect their children. To help your family cope, here are some top tips from our Calgary montessori preschool on how to care for your. . .

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  • Apr 05, 2020
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4 Simple Nutrition Tips to Keep Your Child Healthy During COVID-19

Preschoolers quickly grow and change physically, mentally, and socially, and they require healthy foods to meet their developmental needs. Here are some of the top nutrition tips from our Calgary Montessori school to keep your child healthy and. . .

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  • Mar 29, 2020
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4 Ways to Build Your Child’s Sense of Independence at Home

One of the core values of a Montessori preschool is assisting children advance on the way to independence, and since our Calgary Montessori school is temporarily closed due to COVID-19, here are a few tips for parents to help foster independence in. . .

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  • Mar 19, 2020
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4 Tips to Support Your Kids Through COVID-19

As preschools and workplaces in Calgary go remote to stop the spread of COVID-19, parents everywhere are wondering how to keep their children healthy and occupied. Here are some top tips from our NW Calgary Montessori preschool on how to support. . .

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  • Mar 10, 2020
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7 Tips to Keep Your Child Active During COVID-19

With schools and daycares in Calgary closed due to COVID-19, many kids are suddenly at home and looking for something to do. Here are some of the best tips from our Calgary Montessori school to help your kids - and you - navigate this uncertain. . .

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  • Feb 29, 2020
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7 Traits of an Authentic Montessori School

Are you looking for a Montessori preschool for your child in Calgary, but aren’t sure if you found the right one? Here are 7 traits of an authentic Montessori school you should watch out for. For parents who are looking for a Montessori. . .

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  • Feb 20, 2020
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5 Tips For Choosing a Summer Day Camp For Your Child

Are you considering sending your child to a summer day camp? Here are some of the top reasons why sending your kid to a summer camp could be the best thing for their educational and social development. Every year, as summer draws closer, many. . .

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  • Feb 04, 2020
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3 Tips For Finding the Best Montessori Preschool For Your Child

Are you considering sending your child to a Montessori preschool or daycare? Here are some of the top tips to help you find the best Montessori preschool in Calgary for your little one. For more than a century, the Montessori method of. . .

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  • Jan 31, 2020
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6 Reasons to Send Your Child to Summer Camp

Are you considering sending your kid to summer camp this year? Here are 6 reasons why going to summer camp could be the best thing for your child’s development. Summer is a magical time for young children. It is full of opportunities for fun,. . .

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  • Jan 15, 2020
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4 Critical Skills Your Child Will Develop in a Montessori Classroom

Are you wondering if sending your child to a Montessori preschool is best for their education and development? Here are 5 key things your child will learn in a Montessori preschool. Choosing the best preschool for your child is a tricky process. . .

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  • Jan 05, 2020
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7 Major Differences Between Montessori and Traditional Preschools

Are you wondering whether to send your child to a traditional preschool or a Montessori one? Here are 7 big differences between the two systems and how to decide which one is right for your little one. Montessori is a method of education that. . .

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  • Jul 23, 2019
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Why Montessori Education Could Be A Better Fit For Your Child!

When it comes to choosing your child's first experience of schooling there are many decisions to make.   One important decision when it comes to schooling is what teaching methods will best suit your child and their nature. So just what is the. . .

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  • Jul 06, 2019
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What is Included in the Montessori Curriculum

Montessori curriculum is different from traditional classroom curriculum that focuses on children learning the same thing, at the same time, in the same way. The Montessori curriculum emphasizes learning as a process that cannot be determined by a. . .

  • Jun 23, 2019
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Summer activities for your children using Montessori in Calgary

During the summer break, children will enjoy the leisurely time in which they can relish individual choices, uninterrupted play, ample rest and sleep, unhurried meals and unplugged screens.   Here are just a few ideas of how a child can fill their. . .

  • May 31, 2019
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The Benefits of Summer Preschool Day Camps In NW Calgary

The Benefits Of Summer Preschool Day Camps In Calgary !   Sending your beautiful little babies off to a summer day camp at preschool age may be considered to young, but there are actually numerous benefits to this especially if they will. . .

  • Jan 16, 2019
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6 Tips for Beating the Back-to-School Blues

Endless eggnog, big, beautiful presents, sleeping in every day– the winter holidays are the ultimate in relaxation. But as wonderful as they are, the holidays have a way of exploding our well-oiled routines, making it a challenge to get back into. . .

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  • Sep 01, 2018
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Art Activities for Preschoolers

Make your backyard an art studio this summer with some great outdoor art activities. Not only are these a great way to enjoy these last weeks of hot weather, but they’re perfect for making memories with your preschooler before they head off to. . .

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  • Aug 26, 2018
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DIY Outdoor Activities for Preschoolers

Ah, summertime. It brings to mind wonderful memories: tree fort battles with the neighbourhood kids; tea parties where all the stuffed animals (and their owners) are invited; and bike rides to the candy store under a blazing, summer sun. Some of our. . .

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  • Aug 22, 2018
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Summertime Science Experiments for Preschoolers

Get ready for some outrageous summertime science activities that will have your preschooler occupied for hours, and encourage an active, playful mind! Science experiments not only help to stimulate your child’s sensory play, but they also carry. . .

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  • Aug 05, 2018
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Fun in the Sun Math Activities for Preschoolers

Math is probably the last thing on your – and your preschooler’s – mind, it being summer and all. But, what if we told you math can be fun for your little one? Yes, we know you’ve heard that one before, but rest assured, we have math. . .

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  • Jul 29, 2018
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Summertime Activities Sensory Activities for Preschoolers

The sun’s out, and that means there’s a ton of extra space for some sensory activities to get your preschooler’s brain working. Other than taking your little one for a nature walk, there’s a number of activities you can create that will. . .

  • Apr 26, 2018
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The Benefits of Intergenerational Learning in the Montessori Classroom

The Benefits of Intergenerational Learning in the Montessori Classroom   At Grey Matter Montessori, we believe school is about more than just memorizing – it’s about gaining life-experiences that will equip children with the tools they. . .

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  • Mar 26, 2018
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Montessori Methodology: Why We Teach Writing Before Reading

“A child does not read until he receives ideas from the written word. ” – Maria Montessori,  Discovery of the Child, p. 229. It may seem counterintuitive, but the most effective way to teach a child to read actually begins with writing. . . .

  • Mar 02, 2018
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The Benefits of Mixed Age Groups in Montessori Classrooms

Life isn’t segregated by age; communities aren’t neatly divided into peer groups and we don’t just hang out with people our own age. So why do most school systems separate students based on their age? Contrary to popular belief, age does. . .

  • Dec 13, 2017
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Pitiful Habits of Eating

As early as the beginning of birth, all persons need to practice great eating habits in order to be the very best a person can be!  Who wouldn’t want to be the absolute best version of themselves?   Today, we are going to go over some techniques. . .

  • Apr 10, 2017
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How The Montessori Method Can Help Sibling Rivalries At Home

After a long day at work our only wish is to come home and enjoy some quality time with our children. As a parent we know this is easier said then done, especially families that have more than one child. All too often at home, we are forced to put. . .

  • Mar 06, 2017
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How Do Montessori Schools Help Young Children with Frequent Tantrums

Now let’s define what “frequent tantrums” really are. We all know that all children get upset. All children cry and some even have episodes of anger when they do not get their way. But it becomes a real problem when these tantrums are long,. . .

  • Feb 13, 2017
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Are We Subconsciously Harming Our Children?

In a changing and extremely competitive society we as parents do our VERY BEST to ensure our children stay above it all. What does this mean?   We send our children to the best schools, feed them nothing less than an all organic diet (or at least we. . .

  • Sep 17, 2016
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Financial Assistance For Eligible Families

Did you know you can use your child’s benefits towards a preschool/kindergarten education?   In today’s economy one of the biggest challenges is to pay for your child’s education.   Many parents want to start their child on a path of learning. . .

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  • May 18, 2016
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4 Differences Between Montessori and Traditional Teaching

“The greatness of the human personality begins at the hour of birth. ” - Maria Montessori In 1907, Italy’s first female physician turned educator, Maria Montessori, opened the Casa dei Bambini (Children’s House) in a low-income district. . .

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  • May 03, 2016
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Key Benefits of the International Preschool Curriculum

The importance of early childhood education can never be stressed enough. The emotional, social and physical development of your child will have a direct effect on their overall development and on the adult they will become. A recent study looking. . .

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