Sunday, March 22, 2020

Are Montessori Preschool Expenses Tax Deductible?

Are Montessori Preschool Expenses Tax Deductible?

Montessori preschool expenses are eligible for a credit in California, and the Internal Revenue Service has provisions for credits on your federal returns under the Child and Dependent Care Credit. Combined, these two credits may save you up to $12,000 in preschool related costs as well as before and after school care as well.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Good Behavior Tips for Preschoolers

Good Behavior Tips for Preschoolers - Montessori Preschool Winnetka

Ethical behavior and social manners are essential life skills that will enhance the social, personal, and emotional development of your preschooler. Adopting good habits helps children get along with others and fit into society healthily and productively. One's behavior can determine their future success too! Therefore, as a parent, it's crucial to start modeling good habits in your kids at a young age. In Montessori Preschool Winnetka, your child will learn valuable social skills to help shape their behavior. However, beyond this, you need to enforce the same at home as well. With this in mind, here are five tips to help you promote positive behavior in your children!

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Try these Earth Day Activities for your Montessori Preschooler

Try these Earth Day Activities for your Montessori Preschooler

Maria Montessori believed that the natural world should be part of a Montessori preschool child’s education. Because Earth Day is an excellent opportunity to teach children about our environment and how to care for it. Earth Day activities use nature to make language, science, and math come to life for small children.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

St. Patrick's Day Activities for Your Montessori Preschooler

St Patrick Day - Montessori Preschool - Little Wonders Montessori One

How are you celebrating St Patrick's Day with your preschoolers this year? If you haven't planned, now would be a great time to start! On St Patrick's Day, everyone wears green, restaurants serve Irish foods, kids indulge in sweets, and adults enjoy pints of beer at their local pub. In the spirit of Montessori, this is an excellent time to engage in activities that help kids embrace the Irish culture while appreciating diversity in the classroom. With this in mind, here are the top seven fun and educative St Patrick's Day activities that your kid can engage in, both at home and in Montessori Preschool Winnetka!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Preparing your Montessori Preschooler for Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings Time - Montessori West

Switching to daylight savings time can be a traumatic experience for Montessori preschool children. They have had months to adjust to standard time and the sudden change can disrupt their circadian rhythms, leading to sleeplessness, increased stress, and other undesirable effects. These tips will help your child adjust to the change more gradually, making the time change easier to cope with.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Montessori Way: Instilling Values Early

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Instilling morals and values is one of the focuses of Montessori elementary school education. Children are guided towards appropriate responses to situations, proper social interaction and the importance of honesty and integrity. The process begins in preschool, but it is a continuous process that continues throughout elementary school.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Valentine Crafts for Montessori Preschoolers

Valentine craft - Hill Point Montessori

For Montessori preschool parents, Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to explore different crafting activities while also practicing multiple developmental skills. No matter the age of your preschooler, Valentine crafts are a fun way to practice hand-eye coordination, prewriting skills, and creativity - and you don’t need a lot of materials to create something beautiful.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Preschool Interview Questions - What to Ask and Look for when Choosing a Montessori Preschool

Montessori preschool - Montessori West

Before you choose a Montessori preschool for your children, it is a good idea to visit the school, talk with the staff, and observe how the classrooms work. Write down a list of your own questions to ask, including those listed here, and watch how the children and staff interact while you are at the school.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

The Montessori Theory on Sleep

Montessori Theory on Sleep - Montessori preschool - Montessori West

Montessori preschools have learned how important sleep is by experience. Children can become irritable or restless when they are tired, and research shows that well-rested children learn better. Even though Maria Montessori did not set guidelines for sleep, she made it clear that meeting the needs of young children is a priority for early education.