The Quest Montessori Day: Toddlers

September 20, 2019

Busy, Busy. The Toddlers are very busy from the time they walk in their classroom until the time they leave in the afternoon.  As your toddler enters the classroom they are learning to put their belongings in their cubbies and to change into their indoor shoes at the bench.  Now they are ready for their […]

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7 Ways to Promote Independence

September 9, 2019

You probably know that encouraging independence is a hallmark of Montessori education and parenting young children. The best way to teach our children to do things for themselves is to create supportive structures in which they can gradually depend on us less and less, particularly toddlers and preschool aged children. At Quest, this is an […]

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The Importance of Outdoor Play for Toddlers

May 23, 2019

Giving toddlers the opportunity to freely explore and play outdoors is more important now than ever before. There are so many benefits to allowing toddlers to play outside on a daily basis. Outdoor play impacts children’s development in more ways than we may recognize. Here are just some of the reasons why outdoor play everyday […]

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Grace & Courtesy: The Toddler Experience

April 4, 2019

“Grace & Courtesy” is an integral part of the Montessori curriculum, beginning in the early childhood classrooms and continuing through the elementary levels. The name is almost a misnomer because it gives the impression of being rooted in politeness (which certainly has a role) but is really about three key principles: respect for self,  respect […]

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Practical Life: What It’s All About

February 14, 2019

“…but I know happiness does not come with things. It can come from work and pride in what you do.” ~ Ghandi

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Water and the Montessori Toddler

January 10, 2019

Water is always of high interest in the Montessori Toddler Classroom. A toddler who is learning to wash their hands, how to pour water from a pitcher, or free playing with a variety of tools is also discovering comfort, excitement and ultimately, independence. While it may seem messy at times, the exploration of water is work […]

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