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Two Common Misconceptions about a Montessori Classroom

Two Common Misconceptions about a Montessori Classroom by Sheri Papke   1) The classroom is too permissive, and the children do no productive work or; 2) The classroom is too strict, and the children are not able to play or use…

Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Krista

This month’s teacher spotlight is from our Corcoran School. Ms. Krista is a Children's House teacher and has been part of Step By Step for over 10 years. Her experience at Step By Step started when she was just 18 years old when she started…
Preschool children working on practical life
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Why Practical Life in a Montessori Preschool

THE ROLE OF THE PRACTICAL LIFE AREA IN A MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL AND THE IMPACT ON DEVELOPMENT OF 3 YEAR OLD Practical Life exercises very simply put are the exercises of everyday living. These exercises found in a Montessori preschool are those…
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5 Steps To Choosing Childcare, DayCare or PreSchool

Step 1: Start Early Start looking as far in advance as you can. No matter what type of care you are considering – a child care center or care in someone else’s home – finding the right child care option can take some time. Step 2:…

Why Montessori for Kindergarten

MONTESSORI KINDERGARTEN “Education should no longer be mostly imparting of knowledge, but must take a new path, seeking the release of human potentialities.” – Maria Montessori We hope the information included in this packet will be…

Google Founders Talk Montessori

Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Google ran one of its famous doodles on Friday in honor of Maria Montessori. No surprise, really. Both of the company's founders went to Montessori schools. Uploaded on Feb 10, 2010