February’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2020

~Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?~ Many children go through their days sleep-deprived. When children do not get enough sleep their actions can be wrongly classified as “behavior problems.” Due to lack of sleep, they may have trouble controlling their emotions. This happens because the part of the … [Read more...]

January’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2020

~Indoor Play Activities~ “Toddlers thrive when they can run around outdoors and play. According to KidsHealth.org, toddlers between the ages of 12 and 36 months need a minimum of 30 minutes of structured physical activity and a minimum of 60 minutes of free play each day. When cold weather strikes, … [Read more...]

December’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2019

Montessori themes at home: Winter Conflicts Since the winter holidays are around the corner, children will be receiving a variety of gifts, candies and tokens from loved ones, such as teachers, family and friends. When there is more than one child involved, conflicts can … [Read more...]

Winter Greetings from the Pre-Primary Class

What a wonderful fall we’ve had together! Over the past few months we have accomplished so much. During September we studied the world with our “My Passport” theme. In October, we focused on “Plants and Harvest,” and in November we learned about “Community Helpers.” During our Community Helper … [Read more...]

Winter Greetings from the Infant Class

After a beautiful Autumn, we are looking forward to Winter’s arrival! We plan to explore the following monthly themes: December: Art Explorers January: Space February: Black History Month The weeks leading up to our Winter Break, we will have many circle time discussions about famous artists and … [Read more...]

Winter Greetings from the Primary Class

What an incredible autumn we’ve had together! I can’t wait to see what winter brings us. First, a huge thank you to those of you who participated in our month of learning about community helpers. It is so important to show our children heroes all around them and you all really showed up for us, so … [Read more...]

November’s Montessori Principle In Action: 2019

MONTESSORI THEMES AT HOME: Giving Thanks The holiday season is near. This is the time of year where our families get together to play, cook, and most importantly, eat! What a great time to teach your child grace and courtesy skills at the same time.  In the Montessori environment, teachers … [Read more...]

Lifespan receives a 2017 grant from KACCB!

Lifespan Montessori received a grant from Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful (KACCB) to install an outdoor bat house for students to observe and use in lessons. The mission of our community partner, The Organization for Bat Conservation, is to "to educate people about bats and … [Read more...]

Lifespan receives 5-year re-accreditation from NAEYC

Lifespan Montessori has been awarded NAEYC Accreditation for another 5 years. We are one of only two NAEYC accredited schools in Athens, and one of two NAEYC accredited Montessori schools in Georgia. This is a huge accomplishment and one that wouldn't have been possible without our amazing group of … [Read more...]

Lifespan earns Quality Rated Inclusion Endorsement

The "Quality Rated Inclusion Endorsement" is a program intended to improve inclusion practices in early childhood education. Our teachers and administration have been receiving technical assistance and training for this program since November 2015. Our classrooms were visited in June 2016 by a … [Read more...]