Greetings from the Pre-Primary Class

The Pre-Primary class had a blast this month exploring camping and the outdoors! We had the opportunity to learn about trees through our movement song, "Roots, Trunk, Branches, Leaves." We explored the idea that many trees bunched together make up a forest and we learned about the various animals … [Read more...]

Greetings from the Infant Class

These past two months were filled with so many fun lessons and circle time activities! We discussed the themes "Diversity" and "Camping" while also working on many practical life skills, such as using gentle hands with our friends, and drinking out of our brand new cups! We sang several songs in … [Read more...]

Greetings from the Primary Class

We have had an exciting two months! We enjoyed learning about the theme of Diversity and practicing new traditions. We also loved seeing how we are each so similar, yet so different. We learned about other traditions that are different from ours, and we made beautiful art to represent us! Camping … [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...]