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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Ages 3-8 Summer Programs: Animals & Habitats Around the World

Travel the world by safari in 30 days without ever leaving Old Saybrook Each week we will focus our studies on a different continent, exploring the unique animals and habitats of each. • Learn About Animals and Habitats • Cook Authentic Recipes • Try New Games • Create Art & Crafts All summer programs will be running, but are limited to 10 per class. There will be intensified cleaning and disinfecting procedures, as well as

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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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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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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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