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Albemarle Montessori: Mindfulness

Welcome, One of the hot topics now is “mindfulness”. It is the development of a consciousness of everything around you, an awareness. People think it is trendy and new, but it has been a long-held notion that was inherent in the more slow-paced life of several generations […]

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Albemarle Montessori: Understanding a Montessori Classroom

Albemarle Montessori: Understanding a Montessori Classroom

What’s harder to find in a Montessori classroom – a rare frog or a bored child? Scientists recently discovered a Blue Leopard Frog in Massachusetts – one of three known to exist in the world. Leading child psychologists and child development experts have discovered that Montessori education […]

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AMCC: Montessori in Charlottesville Virginia – How we are a different Daycare

Hello,   We are excited to celebrate our first anniversary at Albemarle Montessori Children’s Community! We have enjoyed providing the highest quality Montessori education to the Charlottesville, Albemarle, Greene, and Orange communities, and we have been recognized by the Association Montessori Internationale for attaining the highest standards […]

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Tip of the Day – Developing Independence in Your Young Child

Every week or two, we will bring a tip for catering to your child’s desire for independence through a Montessori lens. These ideas are not just “Montessori ideas,” however; as Maria Montessori herself said, “this is the child’s method, not the Montessori method.” These ideas are based […]

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Albemarle Montessori Children’s Community 2015 Enrollment Open!

We are pleased to announce that 2015 Enrolment for Albemarle Montessori Children’s Community (AMCC) is now officially open! If you’re currently deciding what route to pursue for your child’s early development. AMCC asks you this: “What do the founders of Google, Amazon, and Wikipedia all have in […]

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Creativity in Our Playground

When you look at the playground at Albemarle Montessori or Culpeper Montessori Children’s Communities, you’ll see lots of grass, some bushes, and trees. It is a natural environment. What we want to offer is a blank canvas to our children when they spend time outside at recess […]

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The REAL Story about Different-Colored Socks

The REAL Story about Different-Colored Socks

There is a long-told story in many Montessori parent newsletters about letting your young child go to school with different colored socks. The points they make are good ones: (1) you allow your child to be independent, and (2) by not correcting the mismatched colors, you help […]

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What is an Absorbent Mind?

Is there a time in our lives when we take in everything around us, when we’re not distracted by the pressures of our daily lives and commitments? YES! Your young child (up to the age of six years) takes in the totality of the world around him […]

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Discipline: A Balance Between Freedom and Responsibility

Discipline in a Montessori classroom is so much different from the discipline imposed on children in a conventional school setting (which most of us experienced when we were growing up).  First, let me tell you what it is not: it is not the adult controlling the child’s […]

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Lessons of an Abandoned Grocery Cart

Lessons of an Abandoned Grocery Cart

It’s amazing how we can make life lessons for our children from the smallest things – life lessons for the positive… or not. When I was walking across a grocery store parking lot the other day, I saw the mother of a five year old who was […]

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