January/February Greetings from the Pre-Primary Class

The Pre-Primary class has had a fun-filled month learning about the Arctic and the people and animals who live there! We wore furry clothes to see how the animals of the Arctic stay warm and had the chance to feel what it might be like to have blubber and swim in the freezing water. We worked … [Read more...]

January/February Greetings from the Infant Class

Happy New Year! January arrived as quickly as it is exiting, and we enjoyed so much of it! We discussed how to celebrate the New Year and we engaged in exciting lessons about  the Arctic. We also made progress on individual goals during our morning work cycles. Many of our lessons included … [Read more...]

January/February Greetings from the Primary Class

We hope everyone enjoyed the winter break. We are so happy to be back! The months leading up to the break were filled with many exciting lessons and group activities. We discussed the themes, “Friends and Neighbors” and “Seasons Greetings.” We learned what it means to be a genuine friend and had … [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...]