Love of reading and strong reading skills are some of the most fundamental indicators of child’s future academic achievements and success. And the earlier you can get your child

Raise a Reader: How to Inspire Your Child to Read the Montessori Way

La Prima Casa Education

Love of reading and strong reading skills are some of the most fundamental indicators of child’s future academic achievements and success. And the earlier you can get your child to fall in love with reading, the better.  According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, it is crucial to build reading skills by the time the child turns 8 years old. …

Montessori Educational Philosophy

Always Learning: How to Bring the Montessori Educational Philosophy Home

La Prima Casa Education, Home Learning, Life Skills, Outdoor Learning, Physical Activities

At La Prima Casa Montessori, we are honored to be a partner in your child’s education and social development during their most formative years. And while our teachers instill important lessons and values throughout the day, many aspects of a Montessori education can be carried through to the home life. Parent involvement is essential throughout every child’s education. Studies show …

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A Lasting Legacy: Celebrating Dr. Montessori’s Vision of Peace

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“Peace is what every human being is craving for, and it can be brought about by humanity through the child.” – Dr. Maria Montessori Monday, September 21 was an international holiday that reflected the deepest beliefs of the educational philosophy of our founder. And though Dr. Maria Montessori never had the opportunity to celebrate International Peace Day herself, the principles …

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: Nutrition as Part of a Montessori Education

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: Nutrition as Part of a Montessori Education

La Prima Casa Education, Wellbeing

Dr. Maria Montessori’s education philosophy centers on guiding children to develop to their fullest potential. In her writings, she included proper nutrition as a key element on the student’s developmental path.  Food provides the energy to fuel a child’s development. At La Prima Casa Montessori, proper nutrition is an important part of the educational process. Each day, our students receive …

Back to School Miami 2020

How to Transition Back to School the Montessori Way

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Although it has not been a typical back-to-school time, we couldn’t be more grateful to have our Montessori family together again. Today, we are more committed than ever to making sure that our school remains the SAFE, JOYFUL and NURTURING place we all love to share. Safety First: Back to School COVID-19 Procedures The safety of your child and of …

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Celebrating Dr. Maria Montessori’s Education Legacy on Her 150th Birthday

La Prima Casa Celebrations, Education

This week has been very special, as we celebrated Dr. Maria Montessori’s 150th birthday! When Dr. Montessori was born on August 31, 1870, Italy had just become a united country and still held conservative values about women’s role. During that time, girls did not have access to public education. Instead, their families – and the Church – determined their education. …

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Five Simple Ways To Create a Montessori-Friendly Home For Your Child

La Prima Casa Home Learning

Parents of the Montessori children often wonder how to organize their homes to bring Montessori philosophy into their environment. The good news is that you don’t need to redesign your entire house to achieve that goal. Just a few simple adjustments can do the trick. 1. Safety first. While safety is – and always must be – a primary concern, children …

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How To Bring Montessori Philosophy Into Your Home: Care Of Pets

La Prima Casa Education, Pets

“Solicitous care for living things affords satisfaction to one of the most lively instincts of the child’s mind. Nothing is better calculated than this to awaken an attitude of foresight.” – Dr. Maria Montessori Care of the environment, including care of plants and animals, is part of the Practical Life curriculum and an important part of Montessori education. When observing …

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Montessori Summer Reading List for Curious Parents

La Prima Casa Education, Home Learning, Reading

What’s on your Summer Reading List? If you’d like to learn more about the Montessori Philosophy, understand the difference between a traditional and Montessori education, explore new Montessori at Home ideas, or better understand how to raise your child the Montessori way, we’ve put together a list of Montessori books that you are guaranteed to enjoy and benefit from. Have …

Montessori Language Development

Montessori at Home: Language Development In The Early Years

La Prima Casa Home Learning

Being able to communicate effectively is one of the most important life skills to learn. Communication is fundamental to children’s development. It is the foundation of relationships and is essential for learning, playing and social interaction. In the Montessori curriculum, language development is supported by a number of activities that stimulate communication skills and vocabulary development. According to Montessori philosophy, …