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Top 5 Gifts For Your Montessori Child!

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Gifts are an expression of love. We give gifts and are giddy with anticipation as the receiver is opening it. We are given gifts and feel deeply known and deeply loved. Babies and Children, especially, are given gifts. Not just …
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How to Nurture a Peaceful Child!

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Picture a peaceful nine-year-old child, kind and giving, passionate and joyful, and mostly in control of his or her emotions. Is this some alien species? Or is it possible to nurture peaceful children in our highly competitive, cynical and polarized …
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The Gift of Time!

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Child development is not a competition. It is a gradual unfolding of the human potential. Just as each child’s timetable for physical growth is unique, so is the timetable for emotional, social, and academic growth. Today, artificial measurements of success …
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Spotlight Post: Dawn Ballard

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Dawn Ballard has been working at West Side Montessori for 23 years.  Dawn is passionate about Montessori, childhood, and learning. Check out her spotlight post to find out what fuels her passion for Montessori education! Can you tell us a …
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Beth Ann Less (Class of 2009)

A junior studying mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan, Beth Ann was encouraged to pursue topics that interested her throughout her 13 years at West Side Montessori.

Christian Tylinski (Class of 2008)

Currently a senior in architecture at the University of Cincinnati, Christian's middle school internship experience while WSM set him on an amazing career path.

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