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

Old Saybrook, Connecticut – The Children’s Tree Montessori School, 96 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, will hold an Open House on October 27th from 9:00am-12:00pm. The Children’s Tree is a non-profit school founded in 1995 to provide an alternative to traditional preschool programs, expanding to offer an independent elementary school in 2001, and a toddler classroom in 2014. As one of only three AMS accredited schools in our state, CTMS offers an authentic Montessori education, lead by

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Toddler News, June 2018

Dear Parents It’s amazing how fast the school year has gone! During the month of May, we made our Mother’s Day gifts, practiced our water painting skills outside, and even made popsicles out of watermelon. We have been loving the weather and were lucky enough to enjoy our snack on the picnic tables outside on the playground. We have been working on our primary and secondary colors as well as counting up to 10 and

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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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Toddler News, March 2018

Hello everyone, we are hopeful that later this March we will see more signs of spring! This past month we created a few works, such as exploring play dough and even making our own play dough from scratch and everyone got to take a piece home. We also created a beautiful Valentine’s Day gift, everyone loved helping kneading the dough before pressing their hand or foot prints, whichever they preferred. We have been introducing more primary

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Toddler News, February 2018

Dear Parents, This past month has gone by so fast! We are happy that all of the new children in the Maple Room community have adjusted nicely to their new classroom. Everyone has been getting along great. We were able to do so much in January, despite the inconvenient weather we’ve had, luckily, they were able to play outside some of the days. For this month of February, we are making something special to take

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Free Parenting Workshop: Toilet 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. January 25, 5:30-7:30pm Dinner and childcare offered for $10 per family Dinner: 5:30-6:00 Free workshop: 6:00-7:30 Register online: https://childrenstree.org/parented/ Presented by Caila Martindale and Yoonju Um at The Children’s Tree Montessori School 96 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, CT 860-388-3536

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