Montessori Origins

Core Principles  Here at Sugar Mill Montessori, we strive to implement practical learning outcomes that will propel your child well into the future. The focus of Montessori education goes beyond learning information to regurgitate later. We make sure to incorporate movement and mindfulness into our learning practices. This is a practice that we use to increase cognition in your child.  …

Things to do This Summer

Discover Fun Just because it is summertime, your child’s learning does not have to stop out of the classroom. Each moment of the day your child is processing information from their environment, so placing them in spaces that inspire their minds is important to do. Places like museums can enhance their desire to learn, foster parental engagement, and increase their …

Education Starts at Home

Provide Support Montessori education is more than schooling we focus on developing a set of values that will allow your child to grow into the best versions of themselves. Our approach to education emphasizes acceptance and being understood, that will resonate with your child outside of the classroom. You are your child’s first teacher, and we make sure you are …

Keep Your Child Reading this Summer

Now that summer has arrived, why not take advantage of the school-break to encourage your kids to pick up a book? After all, as our children’s first and foremost educators, we parents play an essential role in teaching our kids to read and to love reading. Here are a few strategies to help you encourage your children to read this …

Make the Most of the Summer Break

As a parent, you might be worried about your child’s ability to retain the knowledge gained throughout the school year during the summer break. You might even be tempted to have your child focus on academic work throughout the break. However, you should recognize that your child needs the balance offered through a summer of relaxation and reflection. Here are …

You Should Give Your Children Chores

Nobody wants to do chores. However, the way we present the concepts of chores makes all the difference.  Having kids pitch in isn’t just helpful for parents; it’s beneficial for them, too. In fact, children of all ages can do chores and benefit from them. Here, we explore the many important reasons to incorporate regular chores into your children’s routines …

More Ways Montessori is Different

In a previous post, we discussed a few ways in which Montessori school is different from traditional school. We compared and contrasted school and classroom design, multi-age classrooms, and student-directed learning. While these are some very key differences, there are still more ways in which the two differ. Subjects are Integrated The Montessori curriculum focuses on integrating diverse concepts across …

Spring Egg Hunt

Join us for our Spring Egg Hunt & Party on April 18, 2019! The party will take place in your child’s classroom from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. All Toddler and Early Childhood classes will have a Spring Egg Hunt & Party in place of lunch. Older infants will practice social and motor skills all while participating in the Egg …