Full frame of a Montessori classroom toward the front of the frame is a round wooden table at which three young children are seated. A young brown-skinned girl with black curly hair wearing a shirt-sleeved pink t-shirt toward the left part of the frame seated at the table which is child-sized, playing with a wooden block with graduated holes the smallest being toward the front of the frame getting increasingly larger as you go towards centerpoint. A light-skinned male child With light brown hair wearing a seafoam green short-sleeved T-shirt is facing the camera and playing with three pink blocks that he has stacked. Frame right is the back of a light-skinned boy whose left arm is extended across the table reaching for a pink block he is wearing a shirt-sleeved salmon colored T-shirt. In the back of the frame arethree children and an adult man seated at a rectangular child sized table. The adult male is hunched down leaning against the table using his elbows for support, next to him is a light skin boy with longish blonde hair wearing a button front shirt that is plaid mostly red white and blue. He is looking down at some thing the teacher is doing but is obscured by the head of the child wearing the green shirt. Across the table from the teacher and the blonde haired boy are two little girls whose backs are facing the camera the girl on the left is wearing a sundress that is primarily magenta with orange accents the girl on the right is wearing a navy and white striped dress. The background consists Of an L-shaped sofa with blue and pink pillows, Upper right frame and then the upper left frame an adult size desk with a Charles Eames chair. The chair is white.

5 Top Montessori Schools in San Diego

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When you’re looking for the top Montessori schools in San Diego, there are numerous options to choose from. Deciding on the right place for your child depends on a lot of factors including tuition and distance from your home.  San Diego has lots of excellent Montessori schools ranging from preschools to middle schools for grades […]

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A young girl is seated on a rug center frame the rug is striped with one large white stripe followed by an orangey brown stripe that is not as wide, and then a pink stripe followed by another orangey brown stripe. The pink stripe is a little bit wider than the orangey brown stripes but only about half as wide as the white stripe. The orangey brown stripes are about 1/3 the size of the white stripes. The pattern repeats four times on the small rug. The rug is on carpet that is tan and wheat colored. The young girl is looking down her focus is on her hands which are dropping some colorful manipulatives onto the small rug. They are red yellow blue and green. They are about the size of a quarter, but they are not round. The little girl has on a long sleeve gray shirt with white lace running the length of both sleeves. She is wearing indigo denim jeans. The little girl is the focus of the picture although there are other people in the frame they are out of focus. There are also other rugs visible in the frame. One behind the girl is striped with light blue and green with the light blue stripes being larger than the green ones. A woman with long blonde hair is partially visible on the right side of the frame.

How is Montessori Daycare Different Than Other Schools?

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How is Montessori daycare different than other schools? The answer depends on the type of preschool you’re referencing. In this article we will briefly discuss childcare around the world, the history of childcare in the U.S., and the different types of childcare/preschool available, including Montessori. Keep reading to learn more about the history of daycare […]

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Montessori vs. Waldorf Schools: How Do They Compare?

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Montessori vs. Waldorf schools: How do they compare? Beyond their reputations for being progressive/alternative schools that were conceived in the early part of the 20th century, they are very different. Though many folks confuse these two education models regularly, once you know more about them, you’ll see that they have very little in common. Keep […]

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A light-skinned child with honey-brown hair, bottom center/right frame, facing away from the camera is visible holding a piece of chalk in their right hand, up tho a chalkboard as if finishing writing the word HOMESCHOOLING. HOMESCHOOLING is written on a blackboard which also serves as the background. The letters in HOMESCHOOLING are written in different colors - H,S, the third O, and I are pink, The first O, C, and L are blue. The E, the second O, and the N are light green/white, and the M,H, G are yellow.

Montessori vs. Homeschooling: How Do They Compare?

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Montessori vs. homeschooling, how do they compare? The answer will vary depending on which model of education you are using to homeschool. There are many choices available for homeschoolers, including Montessori homeschool programs, but that hasn’t always been the case. The earliest European immigrants in North America homeschooled their children, but by 1917 public education […]

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Ten clear glass jars filled with thick pieces of chalk from the top of the frame at 12 o’clock is red or pink and around the circle yellow, purple, orange, blue, light green, and dark green. In the middle of the circle is a red pink color. There are several pieces of chalk in each jar. The jar of light green chalk at 7o’clock has a bright pink ribbon tied around it.

Steiner vs. Montessori: What’s The Difference?

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Interested in the difference in Steiner vs. Montessori education methods? These educational models, conceived in the early 20th century as a response to traditional methods of education really don’t have many similarities. These differences reflect the differences between the two founders of the movements, Rudolf Steiner and Maria Montessori. Keep reading to learn about these […]

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A tablet of white paper s visible center to left Fram e, slanted, at a 40-45 degree angle on a wooden table. An ink pen is visible in the lower center frame tilted at an opposite angle from the paper. On the paper is hand written "Business Plan" with a thin black hand drawn rectangle frame, at the top of the page. Below it are six words in two rows of three, similarly outlined. The words are :"objectives," "methods," "Keys to Success," and "Strategy," 'Market Analysis," and "Products and Services." there are arrows between the word frames. A white ceramic handless coffee cup with black coffee is visible to the right of the paper pad.

How Do You Start A Montessori School?

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How do you start a Montessori school? Though the process might seem daunting at first, once you break it down into manageable steps, it’s quite possible. There are many reasons for starting your own Montessori school, from a lack of one in your community, to a desire to own your own business. Regardless of your […]

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Traditional classroom setting with teacher at the front of the room, and students seated at desks with their hands raised.All of the children, who look about 8 years old, and the teacher are all light- skinned. Many of the dozen or so children visible in the frame are wearing plaid shirts, though one is wearing stripes. The room is bright with sunlight from the windows, frame left. A white dry erase board and a green chalkboard are visible in the fan of the classroom, upper right to center frame.

Montessori vs. Public Schools: What’s The Difference?

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Montessori vs. public school: Are there differences between these two models of education? Yes. Plenty. Methods of education have been a subject of debate for thousands of years. Literally. Nowhere is this more evident than in the chasm that separates Eastern thought from Western thought. Confucius (551-479 B.C.) and Socrates (470 -399 B.C.) are two […]

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A brown-skinned smiling female presenting adult with long dark hair, wearing a white scooped-neck t-shirt and a beige sweater is visible crouching at a low round, wooden table with 4 children: a brown-skinned, male-presenting child wearing a coral-colored short-sleeved t-shirt with a white pocket on the left breast. He id =s to the teacher's left, but to her right in the frame. Next to that kid, is an olive-skinned male presenting child wearing an aqua sport sleeved t-shirt. Next to him, front left frame a female =presenting child is visible with her back toward the camera. She is light-skinned, her hair is light-brown and pulled up in an unremarkable elastic. A light=skinned, male presenting child sits next to her, upper left from. He is wearing a navy and white striped shirt. All of the people in the photo are focused on bright colored manipulatives small wood shapes used in math activities.

Montessori vs. Private Schools: How Do They Compare?

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Montessori vs. private schools: How do they compare? Though the majority of Montessori schools in the U.S. are private schools, for this comparison the private schools to which we will be comparing Montessori are ones that employ more traditional education models, with a focus on those that use the direct instruction approach. Private schools that […]

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A natural wooden box center frame top 2/3rd of frame. Twenty-one rectangular partitioned spaces are fully visible, while 7 more are partially visible at the very top of the frame. Each rectangular space holds a letter that is either red or blue. in the lower 1/3 of the frame the word Montessori is visible. The vowels are blue while the consonants are red. All of the letters are lowercase. The layout of the letters is not precise.

Why Are Montessori Schools Bad? What Are The Criticisms?

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Why are Montessori schools bad? Depending on who you ask you’re likely to get a variety of answers. You’re sure to get an earful from former Montessori moms, while former students (and teachers!) will have their own opinions. Even folks who have never set foot in a Montessori school love to expound on the criticisms […]

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