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The Work Cycle

by Michele Shane
November 8, 2019
The Montessori work cycle happens in every prepared environment at The Children’s House. Depending on the age group, the work cycle can last from two to three hours in the morning more...

Four Calling Birds

by Britny Tollstam
October 24, 2019
That year, I was given the chance to do something I had longed for many times. In September of 2007, I took charge of the Nido program at The Children’s House, more...

Self Directed Play

by Steve Maas
October 4, 2019
Maria Montessori said, “Play is the work of the child.” One of my favorite topics is play. I define play as: activity for enjoyment or recreation rather than for serious or more...

Human Needs and Tendencies

by Megan Andrews
September 18, 2019
We know Dr. Montessori was a scientist, she observed children and made groundbreaking observations about the way they learn. Perhaps, more admirable is the way she connected childhood to being human. more...

Grace and Courtesy

by Michele Shane
September 4, 2019
The first days of a new school year usher the children in with the promise of extraordinary potential. As they settle back into the routine of classroom life with one another, more...

Celebrating Planes of Development

by Michele Shane
May 30, 2019
The end of the school year at The Children’s House brings celebrations, traditions, and endings. It is important to note the passage of time by honoring each developmental milestone. It helps more...

Strategic Planning: Looking Beyond 2020

by Michele Shane
April 18, 2019
In 2015, The Children’s House published a strategic planning document, Strategic Plan 2015,  that guided our decisions through the 2017-2018 school year. The plan was generated through a comprehensive phase of more...

Learn Something Every Day - For Life

by Michele Shane
March 26, 2019
As part of my morning routine, I read “The Management Tip Of The Day” from the Harvard Business Review. This recent entry (from February 25th)—which I think applies to business and more...

The Greatest Gift

by Michele Shane
January 21, 2019
Think back to a time when you were a child, passionate about learning something new.  Whether it was experimenting with new words, creating art, riding a bike, or how a science more...