Why Choose Montessori School for Kindergarten & Elementary?

Montessori, a better way to learn January 25, 5:30-7:30pm In this free interactive workshop you will see how the Montessori method builds children’s independence, self-esteem and problem solving skills. Discover how Montessori uses hands-on materials to enhance children’s understanding and create a love of learning that lasts a lifetime. Register online: https://childrenstree.org/parented/ Dinner and childcare offered for $10 per family Dinner: 5:30-6:00 Free workshop: 6:00-7:30 at The Children’s Tree Montessori School 96 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, CT 860-388-3536

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10 Benefits of a Montessori Preschool

Only you can know what kind of preschool is right for your child. The good news is that many programs, such as the Montessori Method, offer research and evidence supporting their techniques. If you’re considering Montessori for your child, read on to discover 10 benefits of their educational philosophy. 1. Focuses on Key Developmental Stages A Montessori curriculum focuses on key developmental milestones in children between the ages of three and five-years-old. Younger children focus

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Toddler News, January 2018

Hope everyone has managed to stay warm this chilly winter! December flew by. We want to thank everyone for coming to the Winter Celebration. The toddlers worked hard practicing the songs and some hand movements. We made tree ornaments and decorated a disc of the songs we sang at the Winter Celebration and sent those home with everyone. For January, we hope to have some days we can go outside. Be sure to bring in

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Getting Ready for Toilet Training: Routines

Toileting Routines Present a Unique Opportunity The role of the adult in the toileting routines of a young baby is that of facilitator. After all, babies are not physically capable of changing themselves. However, that does not mean that your baby is not able to be a willing participant and cooperative partner in the process. Quite the contrary, even the youngest baby can respond to sensitive physical care routines, and can contribute to their care

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Toddler Newsletter, December 2017

Happy December! This past month has been so fun and eventful. Everyone has been working on their cutting skills. We cut carrots, cheese, and apples getting ready for the Stone Soup Day. There has been a lot of hand projects this month too. We painted our hands to create a turkey and a poem, and handed them out on Grandparent’s Day. We also traced everyone’s hand prints and the Elementary classroom put together a big

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CTMS to March in Torch Light Parade

The Children’s Tree Montessori School community is once again building a hand made float and marching in the Old Saybrook Torch Light Parade on December 9, 2017. We are hoping that you can join us! We will be marching this year for the second time and encourage participation from current families, alumni and their friends! Details: Time and Place: 5:30 meet at school to carpool or 6:00 meet at Denali on Main Street. What to wear:

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Toddler Newsletter, November 2017

       We can’t believe another month has gone by already! This past month we have made applesauce and muffins; we asked students to bring in pumpkins for many uses, we have been cleaning them and painting them. We have even been learning some yoga in the classroom. The weather is getting a little colder so please wear appropriate attire and on rainy days, we will be going outside so don’t forget your rain

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CTMS Frozen Holiday Pie Sale Has Begun!

Each year The Children’s Tree Montessori School offers frozen pies from Bishop’s Orchards in Guilford, CT. The pies are made fresh at Bishops and kept frozen until baked in your home, directions included.  As one of our biggest fundraisers, the pies are priced at a reasonable amount of $12-$16 and include your typical fruit pies as well as cream pies. The available options are apple, apple crumb, pumpkin, blueberry, fruits of the farm, strawberry rhubarb,

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Toddler Newsletter, October 2017

We welcome back all the returning families and our new families! This past month has been amazing, getting to know our new toddlers, also seeing the changes that have happened over the summer for our returning toddlers. Everyone has transitioned in beautifully, and we appreciate the confidence you’ve given your child during these transitions. So far, we have gone on one field trip to go apple picking, we had a few extra apples and made applesauce with the children, having

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Toddler Newsletter, June 2017

Dear Maple parents, It was really nice spending time with our Maple friends at the beach last Tuesday. Our friends had lots of fun digging in the sand and exploring the shallow bodies of water. The most exciting thing was our discovery of jellyfish, hermit crabs, and horseshoe crabs in some of the water pools. For those of you who missed the beach day, we missed you too. Our end-of-year ceremony will take place on

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