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Benefits of the three-year cycle in the Apple Montessori classroom

Benefits of the three-year cycle in the Apple Montessori classroom

An essential feature of Apple Montessori Schools’ modern Montessori philosophy and approach is the “three-year cycle”. Based on the research and practical application with children over a century ago, Dr. Maria Montessori found that children’s development occurs in successive stages for physical, cognitive, social, and emotional maturity. In each “phase of development,” a child builds the foundation to move on to the next stage of growth.

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Apple Montessori Summer Camp: A Summer Your Child Won’t Forget!

Apple Montessori Summer Camp: A Summer Your Child Won’t Forget!

“Summer camp, rooted in the Montessori model, reinforces and builds upon the growth achieved during the academic year. The quality of instruction and care provided in Apple’s summer camp is top-notch. As a parent, I find it invaluable to know that my child is not only in great hands during the summer months but is also learning and having fun!” — Laurie D., an Apple Parent

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How to Inspire Children to Read and Write by Age Six

How to Inspire Children to Read and Write by Age Six

“The development of language is part of the development of the personality, for words are the natural means of expressing thoughts and establishing understanding between people.” – Dr. Maria Montessori

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Understanding the value of movement in Apple Montessori Schools’ infant and toddler classrooms

Understanding the value of movement in Apple Montessori Schools’ infant and toddler classrooms

There’s nothing more enjoyable and gratifying to watch than a young child absorbed in movement—reaching out with their hands and feet, rolling, crawling, walking, running, and dancing. After birth, a child’s actions indicate their natural need for independence by exploring, learning, and engaging in their environment, connecting both mind and body.

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Establishing Well-Rounded Brain Development at Apple Montessori

Establishing Well-Rounded Brain Development at Apple Montessori

A young child’s brain is incredible and has an immeasurable capacity for development and learning. Most of a child’s brain development happens in the first six years of their life. During these years, your child has what Dr. Maria Montessori referred to as an “absorbent” mind. Like a sponge, a child absorbs vast amounts of information quickly. Amazing, right?

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Celebrating the Gift of Giving All Year Round

Celebrating the Gift of Giving All Year Round

At Apple Montessori Schools, part of our mission is to nurture and develop the whole child as thoughtful, compassionate, and giving citizens. We believe in helping each child see that he or she has a gift to offer in making the world a better place. As we lead and teach by example, we are passionate about modeling the value of charitable actions and giving back to the communities we serve, so that our students learn valuable lessons about the art of giving and participating in charitable activities all year round.

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How Apple Montessori Helps Your Child Explore Their Passions

How Apple Montessori Helps Your Child Explore Their Passions

When we talk about education, we often focus on the core subject matter. We wonder about the best ways to teach math, reading, writing, and science. But sometimes, we forget the most important subject of all: the ones the students are truly passionate about.

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Why Apple Montessori Is the Best Place for Your Infant to Start Their Education

Why Apple Montessori Is the Best Place for Your Infant to Start Their Education

A child’s first year of school is one of the most critical ones. Students who learn a lot in preschool will have a strong start in kindergarten, and then an even stronger start in elementary school.

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“Wish You Were Here” at Apple Montessori Summer Camp

“Wish You Were Here” at Apple Montessori Summer Camp

While we are happily in back-to-school mode at Apple Montessori Schools, we want to share the highlights of our campers’ awesome adventures at Summer Camp.

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How to Ease the Back-to-School Jitters the Apple Montessori Way

How to Ease the Back-to-School Jitters the Apple Montessori Way

Whether it’s their first time going to school or they’re coming back after summer break, the first day of school can be a little difficult for children. As parents, we want to do whatever we can to alleviate their first day jitters.

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