August/September Greetings from the Pre-Primary Class

June and July brought our class so much fun and engagement! In June, we learned about the desert. We discussed the hot temperatures in the desert and the animals that live there. We had such a wonderful time learning about the different animals. We enjoyed many different sensory activities using … [Read more...]

August/September Greetings from the Infant Class

Our class had so much fun in July! The teachers enjoyed coming back to Lifespan after the break to see how much each of our friends had grown! We feel so lucky to spend our days with such happy children who are eager to learn. The children showed us so much excitement when it was time for lessons to … [Read more...]

August/September Greetings from the Primary Class

The month of July was an exciting one! We recently completed our theme, “Pirates and Mermaids!” We learned fun facts about Blackbeard, the most feared Pirate of all time. We discussed the legends of different mermaids, and created a lot of artwork to accompany our theme. We had a blast with our … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Lifespan receives Georgia SHAPE Award

The Governor's Childhood Obesity Initiative, Georgia SHAPE, has officially recognized Lifespan as a "Model Early Care and Learning Program in Nutrition and Physical Activity." We were chosen for this award because of our outstanding nutrition policies, breastfeeding support and physical activity … [Read more...]