Raising Responsible Happy Kids

Raising Responsible Happy Kids In a world where we are so busy trying to get from one activity to another and be super parents, we often question why children seem to be less respectful and resourceful than generations past.  Positive Discipline may be the answer you have been searching for.   Dr. Jane Nelsen developed the Positive Discipline program based on the work of Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs.  Positive Discipline is designed to teach young

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25th Anniversary & Silent Auction March 28

The Children’s Tree Montessori School was founded in 1995 by Head of School, Marci Martindale. In the beginning it was only open to twelve, 3-6-year-old children. Over the past 25 years, CTMS has expanded to provide quality education for ages 12 months to 12 years old, and a warm and loving community to over 500 families. The Children’s Tree mission is to nurture and empower a loving community of global thinkers who embrace and honor

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FREE Positive Discipline Parenting Workshops Offered at CTMS

FREE Positive Discipline Parenting Workshops Offered at CTMS Positive Discipline, founded by Dr. Jane Nelsen, is a parenting philosophy that focuses on building mutually respectful relationships with children. The Children’s Tree Montessori School is hosting 3 free Positive Discipline workshops on March 26, April 23 and May 21. The public is welcome to join to 1 or all 3, each covering different topics. During the workshops you will learn how to modify behaviors and motivate

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Raising Responsible Happy Kids

Raising Responsible Happy Kids In a world where we are so busy trying to get from one activity to another and be super parents, we often question why children seem to be less respectful and resourceful than generations past.  Positive Discipline may be the answer you have been searching for.   Dr. Jane Nelsen developed the Positive Discipline program based on the work of Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs.  Positive Discipline is designed to teach young

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Positive Discipline Parenting Workshops

Positive Discipline, founded by Dr. Jane Nelsen, is a parenting philosophy that focuses on building mutually respectful relationships with children. This workshop is one of 3 to be held during the 2018-19 school year. The public is welcome to join to 1 or all 3, each covering different topics. The workshops will be led by certified Positive Discipline trainer and Head of School, Marci Martindale. During the workshops you will learn how to modify behaviors

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Free Workshop: “Montessori Research & Outcomes: The Science Behind the Genius”

May 24: 5:30-7:30pm. Public welcome to free workshop: “Montessori Research & Outcomes: The Science Behind the Genius”. Learn about studies that show how children learn best, and why many traditional practices came up short. Find out the scientific basis for Montessori education, how they are applied in the Montessori classroom and why they work. The Children’s Tree Montessori School 96 Essex Road, Old Saybrook. Free workshop. Dinner & childcare available for $10 per family. 860-388-3536,

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Preschool News, April 2018

Greetings Families: Happy Spring! We’ve had a busy month of March. We have been learning about fascinating South American animals. The jaguar, red eyed tree frog, and poison dart frog are just some of the animals that have intrigued the students. We also worked hard on making the auction project, learned about crystals, eggs, birds, parts of a seed, rainbows, and color mixing. By using the primary colors: red, blue, and yellow, the children worked

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Toddler Class News, April 2018

Dear Maple Room Families, We can’t believe it’s already April! The school year flew by, this past month we have had a lot of sickness going around and missed school days because of storms, but we are hopeful the Spring weather will change all of that. All of the children were involved in creating the Maple Room’s auction item, thanks to everyone who was able to make it to our special night. We have been

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Elementary School Newsletter, April 2018

Dear Parents, March was hectic with all of the crazy weather, but we still managed to get a lot done! The Willow students have been excitedly studying different aspects of South America, from various animals to different cultures. They each want to make a display to showcase their research. We had a visit from a familiar friend for a couple of weeks. Lois Sancho is from Spain and has come to The Children’s Tree the

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Montessori in Your Home Workshop to be Held March 29

Montessori in Your Home Workshop for Parents is presented by Montessori Certified Teachers, Laura Salazar-Hardy and Yoonju Um. Learn some practical ways to create a nurturing home environment for children. Topics will include: separation anxiety, sleep and routine. A variety of developmentally appropriate toys, materials, furniture and practical life activities will be presented. Dinner and childcare will be offered for $10 per family. Thursday, March 29, 2018 Dinner will be 5:30-6:00 pm; Free workshop will

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