Happy Holidays–All of Them!

There are dozens of holidays observed between Halloween and New Year: Diwali, Thanksgiving, St. Nicholas Day, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Ramadan, Solstice, Christmas, New Year’s Eve. The glittering gold and silver or the season go all the way back to Nordic, Celtic, and Roman festivities. Early Christians absorbed the pagan traditions of lighting candles, decorating trees, and giving presents. The holiday season …

Sugar Mill Montessori Halloween Book Character Parade

Halloween is coming! It is a fun and exciting day for Sugar Mill Montessori students! Most children love dressing up. However, keep in mind that we have a wide age range of children at our school, and some costumes can be frightening for our little ones. For this holiday to be fun and non-threatening, and so all our children can …

The Importance of Mindful, Screen-Free Interaction with Your Child

Is your distracted phone use interfering with significant face-time with your child? A recent Atlantic article discusses the importance of being fully engaged when interacting with children. This kind of mindful interaction is crucial for childhood brain development. Paying only half-attention to a child while they are chatting about their day can cause a parent to miss critical cues and …

The Montessori Model for Success

An article recently published by INC. discusses how social and emotional skills developed at a young age foster success in later life. The article focuses on a study published in 2015 by the American Journal of Public Health. The study finds that developing social and emotional skills before kindergarten may be more important than focusing on developing academic skills at that age. …

This is How Montessori Creates Leaders

We believe that the children of today will be the leaders of tomorrow. In the words of Lady Bird Johnson, Former First Lady of the United States, “Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.” A Montessori education builds leadership skills in students. Developing Leaders in the Multi-Age Classroom Older children in the multi-age classes become …

Sugar Mill Montessori Prepares Kids for Life

The curriculum at the Sugar Mill Montessori School is designed to prepare the very youngest learners for success in life. It is based on the research of Dr. Maria Montessori in which she concluded that the years from birth to age six are the years of the “absorbent mind.” At this time in life, the ability to learn and assimilate the …

Student Enrollment at Sugar Mill Montessori

Documents Needed for Student Enrollment at Sugar Mill Montessori Our Montessori school has been providing early childhood education to children from 3 months old to kindergarten age since 1994. In that time, we have galvanized the fact that we have become a home away from home for both students and parents alike. We achieved this standard through our use of learning …

Is a Montessori Education Right for My Child?

The Montessori philosophy for teaching and learning derives from the works of Dr. Maria Montessori. She perceived that there was a tremendous need for education reform in the early 1900s and launched a campaign to train educators to teach children with more than just academics (what she referred to as the “whole child”). Dr. Maria Montessori’s philosophy was based on three …

Parent-Teacher Conference Month

This is a friendly reminder that November is Parent-Teacher Conference Month! Witness Your Child’s Montessori Education We ask all parents to sign up on the conference schedule inside your child’s classroom. Our teachers are looking forward to talking with each of you and sharing information about the work your child is doing. For more information regarding events at Sugar Mill …

Sugar Mill Montessori Celebrates World Peace Day

World Peace Day, otherwise known as the International Day of Peace, is observed annually on September 21st, and this year we gathered our lovely Montessori private school in together to sing Light a Candle for Peace. What is World Peace Day? World Peace Da, is a day that’s dedicated to celebrating world peace, often via peace education, which is the …