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  1. I Want to Go Back: Second Plane Problems

    By: Maureen Clifford, Executive Director, NOVA Montessori   Maria Montessori described human development as a series of Four Planes: Infancy:  0-6 Childhood: 6-12 Adolescence: 12-18 Maturity: 18-24 She specifically saw them as planes, identifying commonalties to each, on which children can move around on different courses as opposed to linear paths that all children experience... Continue Reading »

  2. Age Three:  The First Montessori Year of Transition, Part Two

    Welcome back! Let’s take a look at how the Toddler House supports this transitional year. Most children will turn three during their final year in the Toddler House.   Many parents are eager for their children to move up to the Children’s House immediately upon turning three.  However, mid-year transitions are not common practice at The... Continue Reading »

  3. Age Three: The First Montessori Year of Transition, Part One

    Have you ever heard the term, “threenager?”  It pops up from time to time on the Internet and refers to the unique, sometimes challenging, aspects of a three-year-old.  We hear an awful lot about the “terrible twos.”  As parents, you brace yourself and expect resistance, tantrums, and other challenging behaviors at two.   However, many, many... Continue Reading »

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