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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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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Preschool News, April 2018

Greetings Families: Happy Spring! We’ve had a busy month of March. We have been learning about fascinating South American animals. The jaguar, red eyed tree frog, and poison dart frog are just some of the animals that have intrigued the students. We also worked hard on making the auction project, learned about crystals, eggs, birds, parts of a seed, rainbows, and color mixing. By using the primary colors: red, blue, and yellow, the children worked

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Preschool News, March 2018

Dear Families, Wow it is hard to believe that February has come to a close! We had a very busy month and lot of fun celebrating Valentine’s Day by sharing cards and preparing strawberries and cream to enjoy together. We also enjoyed learning about astronomy and the different constellations. We had an amazing educational visit from the dentist where we learned about healthy nutrition and how to care for our teeth. We especially loved celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday

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