September’s Montessori Principle in Action: 2018

~Sign language with your infant~ Why should you teach your infant sign language? The definition of sign language says, “Any means of communication through bodily movements, especially of the hands and arms, rather than through speech...” (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sign%20language) … [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...]

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...]

Congratulations Ms. Ashley!

We would like to congratulate our Administrative Director and Green School Coordinator, Ms. Ashley, on being selected as the recipient of Georgia’s 2014 Fan Brooke Quality Service Award! Ms. Ashley will be honored at the annual Georgia Association on Young Children (GAYC) banquet on Friday, … [Read more...]

August’s Montessori for the Home

~Teaching by role playing~ One of the most favorite things for a child to do is play dress up. Whether it may be a police officer, a chef, or even a princess; you will always find children pretending to be someone else. This is why role-playing is such an easy way to teach your children about … [Read more...]

Lifespan receives a score of 3 stars from Georgia’s Quality Rated program

Lifespan received a score of 3 stars (the highest honor) from Georgia's Quality Rated program in early July. This voluntary process is similar to what we experienced with accreditation by the National Association on the Education of Young Children (or NAEYC), but is determined by our state's … [Read more...]

July’s Montessori for the Home

~May Peace Prevail on Earth~ Conflicts between parent/child, peers and siblings, are a daily occurrence. These disagreements are a natural part of the human experience. Finding a consistently peaceful way to resolve them is no easy task, especially for younger children. As parents, we find … [Read more...]