4 Ways Montessori Education Builds the Foundation for a Successful Future

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What do Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin have in common? Before launching some of America’s most successful businesses, a trio of high-tech entrepreneurs had a solid educational foundation upon which to build their enterprises and their careers: a Montessori education. In fact, Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, was so inspired by his Montessori education …

5 Ways Montessori Teachers are Different than Traditional Teachers

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“The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.’” – Dr. Maria Montessori One of the most special things about Montessori education is the relationship between the teacher and the student. Unlike traditional educators, Montessori teachers serve more of the role of an educational …

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How to Choose Montessori-Appropriate Toys for the Holiday Season

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With the holiday season upon us, the thoughts of parents turn to what presents to buy for their kids.  If you’re a parent of a Montessori student, finding a Montessori-appropriate toy can be a challenge. Dr. Maria Montessori didn’t design toys, so there is really no such thing as a “Montessori toy.”  The good news is there are toys you …

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6 Benefits of the Multi-Age Montessori Classroom

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The tradition of multi-age classrooms began with Dr. Maria Montessori’s first school, the Casa dei Bambini, which she opened in 1907 to serve the working parents of the San Lorenzo neighborhood in Rome. Grouping the children together gave Dr. Montessori the opportunity to take a scientific approach to education, where she implemented her educational theories and observed the results.   …

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Add it Up: The Montessori Method’s Unique Approach to Math

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From their earliest age, numbers are part of a child’s world. What child doesn’t love telling you how old they are?  One of the best features of a Montessori education is that it makes math fun and interactive for kids. Instead of just numbers on papers, Montessori brings math concepts to children through fun, interactive objects that demonstrate math through …

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

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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. …

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Always Learning: How to Bring the Montessori Educational Philosophy Home

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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

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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 …