August’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2017

~Montessori Room for Toddlers~ Creating a space that helps your toddler feel freedom to choose what he or she likes, encourages independence, and provides a space that makes learning fun is what a Montessori classroom is all about. Why not make your child’s bedroom the same way? Below are some … [Read more...]

June’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2017

~Learning Colors at Home~ Children start to learn colors between the ages of 18 months and 3 years, according to Michigan State University. First, they learn to match like colors, and then they learn to point to specific named colors. Finally, they can point to and name colors on their own. With … [Read more...]

May’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2017

~Gardening with your Little One~ Maria Montessori encouraged young children to be as independent as possible. This meant teaching them how to dress themselves, how to clean up spills, how to mop and dust, and even how to prepare food. In a Montessori classroom, the food preparation area is one of … [Read more...]

April’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2017

~Gardening with your Little One~ Creating a garden with your child is a fun way to get some fresh air while making a beautiful and safe place for your child to explore. Toddlers love to plant their own seeds and watch them grow! Making sure you pick out the right flowers to plant is the most … [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 inspire them to … [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...]

July’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2016

~Fun in the Sun~ Summer is the perfect time of year to get out of the house, soak up some vitamin D, and have a little water fun. Here is a round-up of 5 fun activities to keep your little one busy during the hot months of summer. Say no to bored and yes to fun! With a rain gutter or pvc pipe, … [Read more...]

Lifespan receives grant from KACCB!

Lifespan Montessori received a grant from Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful (KACCB) to install an outdoor observation bee for students to observe and use in lessons. The mission of our community partner, The Bee Cause, is to "stimulate curiosity in young people about the importance of honey bees … [Read more...]

November’s Montessori Principle in Action

~Montessori Themes at Home~ Living in the south typically means that autumn comes late for us. November is a time when we finally start to see the leaves change color and fall off the trees. Children love to play outside during this time of year. They collect fallen leaves, acorns and pinecones. … [Read more...]