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Why Choose Montessori School for Kindergarten & Elementary?

Montessori, a better way to learn January 25, 5:30-7:30pm In this free interactive workshop you will see how the Montessori method builds children’s independence, self-esteem and problem solving skills. Discover how Montessori uses hands-on materials to enhance children’s understanding and create a love of learning that lasts a lifetime. Register online: http://childrenstree.org/parented/ Dinner and childcare offered for $10 per family Dinner: 5:30-6:00 Free workshop: 6:00-7:30 at The Children’s Tree Montessori School 96 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, CT 860-388-3536 […]

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10 Benefits of a Montessori Preschool

Only you can know what kind of preschool is right for your child. The good news is that many programs, such as the Montessori Method, offer research and evidence supporting their techniques. If you’re considering Montessori for your child, read on to discover 10 benefits of their educational philosophy. 1. Focuses on Key Developmental Stages A Montessori curriculum focuses on key developmental milestones in children between the ages of three and five-years-old. Younger children focus […]

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Toddler News, January 2018

Hope everyone has managed to stay warm this chilly winter! December flew by. We want to thank everyone for coming to the Winter Celebration. The toddlers worked hard practicing the songs and some hand movements. We made tree ornaments and decorated a disc of the songs we sang at the Winter Celebration and sent those home with everyone. For January, we hope to have some days we can go outside. Be sure to bring in […]

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Montessori Elementary School Newsletter, January 2018

December was a busy month! The Elementary practiced and practiced the songs for the celebration on top of their regular work, which included research on a Native American tribe or civilization. In January, we’re looking to complete this research. They’re also going to begin learning more about meal planning and cooking. We have been learning about basic food prep, including food groups and shopping for food. We will be expanding lessons to learn more about […]

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Preschool News, January 2018

Dear CTMS Families, Happy New Year and welcome back! We hope that everyone enjoyed their holiday break. The Primary students had a busy December! In addition to classroom work and learning about Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, the Winter Solstice, and biomes of North America, the students worked very hard on preparing for this year’s Winter Celebration and Art Show at the American Legion. Thank you for joining us! Also, the Kindergartners along with the Elementary students […]

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Getting Ready for Toilet Training: Routines

Toileting Routines Present a Unique Opportunity The role of the adult in the toileting routines of a young baby is that of facilitator. After all, babies are not physically capable of changing themselves. However, that does not mean that your baby is not able to be a willing participant and cooperative partner in the process. Quite the contrary, even the youngest baby can respond to sensitive physical care routines, and can contribute to their care […]

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Five BIG Differences between Traditional and Montessori Elementary Education

Five BIG Differences between Traditional and Montessori Elementary Education Many people are familiar with Montessori at the preschool level. But more and more people are now discovering the benefits of Montessori for the elementary years. If you are new to Montessori elementary education, you might be wondering if Montessori is really that different from traditional elementary programs. The answer is that they are in fact radically different. While we acknowledge and applaud teachers in non-Montessori schools […]

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Children’s Tree Holds Open House

The Children’s Tree Montessori School, 96 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, will hold Open Houses on Saturday, January 27, February 3, 10 and March 10th from 9:00am-12:00pm. The Children’s Tree offers an independent elementary school as well as toddler and preschool classrooms. As one of only three AMS accredited schools in our state, CTMS offers an authentic Montessori education, lead by certified teachers.  In fact, it is the only school in the area to offer a […]

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Montessori School Holds Infant/Toddler Parent Classes

   Old Saybrook, Connecticut The Children’s Tree Montessori School in Old Saybrook offers support to new parents in Saturday morning infant/toddler-parent classes. Throughout this ten week course, you and your infant and/or toddler will explore our environment designed for their independence, and learn how you can create those areas within your own home. Our Montessori guide will offer information regarding development, observation, language, movement, positive discipline, toileting, feeding, and other topics that come up naturally […]

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Toddler Newsletter, December 2017

Happy December! This past month has been so fun and eventful. Everyone has been working on their cutting skills. We cut carrots, cheese, and apples getting ready for the Stone Soup Day. There has been a lot of hand projects this month too. We painted our hands to create a turkey and a poem, and handed them out on Grandparent’s Day. We also traced everyone’s hand prints and the Elementary classroom put together a big […]

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