The Common Core Dilemma

Does your child bring home math worksheets that make you feel like you couldn’t pass third grade? Common Core Standards were developed to help students develop critical thinking skills. Instead students are often stuck doing work that is not age appropriate and parents don’t know how to help. Come learn about the Montessori approach to kindergarten and elementary education. See how we develop independence and creativity alongside critical thinking, all while nurturing a child’s passions

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Toilet Training Talk

Is your child showing signs that they are ready to use the toilet?  Are you not sure how to read them and how to respond? Learn how to support your child through this process. In this free workshop you will discuss these questions and learn about a Montessori approach to toilet learning. Dinner and childcare will be offered for $25 per family. Dinner will be 5:30-6:00 pm; Free workshop will be 6:00-7:30pm. January 23,

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Children’s Tree Montessori School Holds Open House for Toddler – 6th Grade

The Children’s Tree Montessori School, 96 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, will hold Open Houses on January 25, February 1 & 8 and March 7 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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Parent-Child Classes

The Children’s Tree Montessori School in Old Saybrook offers parent-child classes on Friday mornings from 8:30am-10am In the class caregivers learn how to observe their child’s development and choose activities that optimally support development of language and movement.  The weekly series will provide experiences that stimulate the senses, enrich children’s vocabulary and understanding of language, while helping your child to gain a sense of self-esteem, self-worth and self-confidence. Parents will have the opportunity to develop

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Smart, Budget-Friendly Tips for Better Sleep

Image via Pexels When people have more things to do on their schedule than 24 hours can handle, the first thing they sacrifice is sleep. However, missing out on sleep can have negative consequences on both the young and old. Quality sleep is essential for your family’s health. During this extended time of rest, the body and brain get to calm down and reset so they are fresh and ready for the day. When kids

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Halloween Party

Friday, October 25 4:30-7pm $25 per child, $10 each additional sibling includes pizza dinner, games, prizes and more! come in costume and bring your friends! be prepared for outside play and tons of not-so-spooky fun! register online or call 860-388-3536 The Children’s Tree Montessori School 96 Essex Rd., Old Saybrook, CT 06475

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Family Fall Festival

Our Family Fall Festival is not to be missed! Saturday, October 19th at The Children’s Tree Montessori School. 12:00pm-2:00pm Rain Date: October 20th Games – Prizes – Face Painting – Refreshments & More This fun event will feature fall activities for families!

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Montessori in Your Home Workshop for Parents

Montessori in Your Home Workshop for Parents to be held October 24, 5:30-7:30pm. Learn some practical ways to prepare a nurturing home. Topics will include: age appropriate chores, following your child, and how to nurture inner motivation. A variety of developmentally appropriate toys, materials, furniture, and practical life activities will be presented. Dinner and childcare will be offered for $25 per family. Dinner will be 5:30-6:00 pm; Free workshop will be 6:00-7:30pm. Register online: http://childrenstree.org/parented/

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Children’s Tree Montessori School Holds Open Houses for Toddler – 6th Grade

The Children’s Tree Montessori School, 96 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, will hold Open Houses on October 19 & 26 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 Montessori education from toddler all

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Curriculum Night & The Importance of Practical Life Activities Within the Montessori Method

Ever wonder why Montessori children spend time practicing pouring and cleaning? Find out how practical life lessons will carry your kids through college and beyond in this free workshop open to the public.   Each year, our certified teachers take you on a tour through the Montessori curriculum from toddler through 6th grade. This year, we will focus on practical life. The two main areas are care of self, such as pulling pants up, or

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