Lifespan Montessori receives recognition for Outdoor Classroom

Lifespan Montessori received Honorable Mention for the 2014 Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA) Exemplary Outdoor Classroom on a Shoestring Budget Award. We are one of two schools in Georgia, and one of five schools in the southern United States to be named for this award. Lifespan will be … [Read more...]

Congratulations, Ms. Meredith!

We would like to congratulate our Primary Classroom's lead teacher, Mrs. Meredith, on being selected as Georgia’s 2013 Caregiver of the Year! Ms. Meredith will be honored at the annual Georgia Association on Young Children (GAYC) banquet on Friday, October 11th. … [Read more...]

Thank you, Lifespan families!

We are so honored to be mentioned in the Athens-Oconee Parent Magazine. In the 2013 Family Awards Survey, we were listed under the Favorite School category! Our hearts are warmed by the nomination. Thank you, Lifespan families! … [Read more...]

October’s Montessori Principle in Action

MONTESSORI THEMES AT HOME: APPLES Now that October is here, and the harvest season has begun, apples can be a lot of fun to work with to create new learning opportunities. Just like at school, you can create a theme of the month or theme of the week with your child at home. Apples can be a great … [Read more...]

Why Choose a NAEYC-Accredited School?

The National Association on the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the world’s largest organization of early childhood professionals. Parents can view this guide to help navigate through the NAEYC standards for high-quality programs. NAEYC set 10 rigorous standards for early childhood programs … [Read more...]

Weekly Lunch Menu (Sample)

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The NAEYC For Families Website

The NAEYC For Families website is designed to support family engagement efforts. This month, information is presented on developing a sense of self esteem and the types of foods that should be limited in a child's diet. Parents and teachers may also sign up to receive the NAEYC For Families … [Read more...]

Lifespan is Athens’ first Green Preschool!

We are so proud of our school for earning the much coveted Athens-Clarke County Green School status, a feat that could not have been accomplished without the help of our lovely teachers. Lifespan Montessori is the first preschool in Athens to earn this title. We are proud recyclers, composters and … [Read more...]

August’s Montessori Principle in Action

THEMED TREASURE BASKETS If you’re pregnant, have a baby, or are expecting a new grandchild, this is the perfect time to make something commonly found in Montessori infant-toddler programs – a treasure basket. A treasure basket is simple and inexpensive to create. It contains a number of items … [Read more...]

May’s Montessori Principle In Action

WALKING ON THE LINE Walking on the line is a traditional Montessori exercise for grace of movement. During the summer or in any nice weather, you could add extra interest to the activity by taking it outdoors. Why not have a line hunt for straight lines?! Let your child walk on each line he or … [Read more...]