Your Capable Child

Your Capable Child By Tamara Sevigny “Any child who is self-sufficient, who can tie his shoes, dress or undress himself, reflects in his joy and sense of achievement the image of human dignity, which is derived from a sense of independence.” –Dr. Maria Montessori, founder of the Montessori Method of Teaching Dr. Montessori recognized that understanding one’s place in the world, and being able to function as part of a community, is an important part

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Outdoor Exploration with a Montessori Twist

With summer upon us, make sure to get outside and enjoy the beauty around us.  Nature calms us, and has the ability to reconnect us with the earth. Over 100 years ago,  Dr. Montessori recognized  the importance of nature.   “ Let the children be free; encourage them; let them run outside when it is raining; let them remove their shoes when they find a puddle of water; and when the grass of the meadows is

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A Day in the Life of a Montessori Student

A Day In The Life a Montessori Student It is dark at 8:00 on this mid-winter’s morning when Teddy and Jennifer’s mom pulls in to the drop off circle at The Children’s Tree Montessori School. Her two children have been here since each was a toddler. She has made this trip so often over the years that The Children’s Tree Montessori School feels like her second home. She works in town and typically can’t leave work until after

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The Importance of Montessori for the Kindergarten year

Here are 20 reasons to keep your child in Montessori for the Kindergarten year complimentary of The Montessori Children’s Foundation. Kindergarten is not the start of schooling. By five, most Montessori children will begin to read, and many will be introduced to multiplication and division. The third (or Kindergarten) year is the time when many of the earlier lessons come together and be come permanent part of the young child’s understanding. An excellent example is the early

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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 January 30, February 13 and March 13 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, led by certified teachers.  In fact, it is the only school in the area to offer a Montessori education

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CTMS Online Auction November 11th-15th

You’re invited to join us for the 25th Year Anniversary Online Auction Wednesday, November 11th, 6:00pm through Sunday, November 15th, 6:00pm The auction will be held on biddingowl.com, click here to register and preview items. Items and photos will continue to be updated. 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,

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Great News! CTMS was Selected for the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program

We are so excited to share that The Children’s Tree has been selected to be a part of the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program, which is designed to make it easy for customers to contribute to their local community while supporting the environment. For the month of November 2020, each time a $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at the Stop & Shop in Old Saybrook, $1 will be donated to CTMS, unless otherwise

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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 24 and November 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, led by certified teachers.  In fact, it is the only school in the area to offer a Montessori education from toddler

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Updates for 2020-21 School Year

Dear Parents, As the first week of summer camp comes to an end we have been able to see how it feels to be back at school with the new regulations.  I have to share, it feels wonderful!  Having a smaller group on the playground is much easier to supervise and the children are really enjoying playing cooperatively with their friends.  When inside, the classroom feels normal, with the children excitedly learning while engaged in

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