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Separation Anxiety Tips for Preschoolers, Toddlers, and Their Parents

sep-anxIt’s the night before your child’s first day of preschool, you have picked out their uniform, undergarments, socks, and shoes. You are getting ready to tuck them in, read them a bed time story and kiss them goodnight. You are going through the motions just like every other night, however tonight you have a knot in your stomach and your mind is going a million miles a second thinking, “I hope my baby doesn’t cry all day,” “I hope I don’t cry,” “I hope they have a good day,” “I hope they make lots of friends,” “I hope their teacher is nice,” and “I hope they know I will come back for them.” These thoughts are perfectly normal and educating yourself and your child will make a world of difference to ease your “parenting” mind.

Separation anxiety is often caused by the fear of the unknown. The first few weeks of a Montessori preschool are always a time of adjustment, not only for the child, but also, for the parents and teachers. Saying “Good-Bye” to your child can be heart wrenching for both of you. Children tend to feed off our anxieties. Try your best to be strong and positive. Montessori teachers and parents have come together to help us “New” Montessori parents out there with a few tips to help ease the transition into preschool for you and your child.

  • Make Your Good-Bye’s Prompt and Positive: As a parent, the best thing you can do is give your child a kiss and hug, say “I Love You” and assure them you will be back to pick them up.
  • Have a Good-Bye Routine: You should try to have a steady routine in the morning. Montessori parents who establish a consistent goodbye routine usually have better luck with successful goodbyes.
  • Make a “Comfort Bag”: A comfort bag consists of a few items from home that will remind your child of home and will offer comfort during anxious times. Some items to include would be family photos, a favorite book, a stuffed animal, a favorite small blanket, etc.
  • Trust Your Child’s Teacher: Montessori Preschool teachers have made it their priority and profession to teach. They love children and have a special place in their heart along with extensive training to help ease your child into the new classroom, as well as creative strategies specifically designed to help children with separation anxiety. It is very important to communicate with your child’s teacher. You can always ask your child’s Montessori teacher to step in to help with goodbye’s when you give them a sign that you are ready to go.
  • Acknowledge Your Child’s Feelings: It is so very important to understand and acknowledge your child’s feelings. Let them know that it’s okay to be sad when you leave but remind them they will have a GREAT DAY and you will be back soon to hear all about the fun things they did. Learning to cope with sadness is an important learning process for your child.
  • Always Be on Time (My personal favorite): Children tend to become more anxious when being rushed. Giving yourself extra time in the morning will put you, in a calmer state of mind as well as allow your child the ability to mentally establish a routine without chaos, and lessen the chances of separation anxiety. It is also so important to set a pick up time and stick to it. If you are late, it can cause your child even more anxiety which can make the days to come more difficult.

Separation anxiety is a phase, and though it may be the most difficult thing you and your child have to go through, it is perfectly normal and this too shall pass. Good Luck Parents! Try to get a good night’s sleep, because when you pick your child up they will be talking to you all night long about how much they loved their day at their New Montessori Preschool.

August 19th, 2016

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The Real Results of the Montessori Method

The Montessori method;  is an academic and social philosophy teaching through innovative structured educational materials, social skills, and personal development techniques. The Montessori learning environment cultivates achievement through independence; personal effort and character versus measurements of comparison.  The North American Montessori Teacher’s Association; ( NAMTA) estimates there are 4500 Montessori schools in the United States and over 22,000 worldwide. At the heart of the Montessori method is the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori who believed in developing the character of a child in addition to academically educating the child.

The Verdict

Since the inception of  Montessori, there have been observational studies and tests comparatively in the educational system as a whole.  The Montessori philosophy has  been studied and researched in depth among its educational peers; comparative teaching styles and methods.  In evaluating  the research; the first point that stood out is the students that were Montessori educated had a greater creative advantage that had been nourished and cultivated. Often times within traditional education, we see a race to the finish that does not allow for talents and skills to be optimized. The Montessori philosophy implements a nurturing;  thriving environment where these natural abilities are able to flourish.

The national statistics for ITBS and MAT testing have shown a significant percentage of students within Montessori schools to be ranked inside of the top percentiles in the nation. Scientific studies and statistics have increased awareness of the benefits of a Montessori learning environment. Several studies have indicated the development of  the student’s social graces and courtesies is optimal as the percentages rise with driven results.  Respect and a non-competitive environment is fostered in a Montessori classroom;  becoming a way of life.

Statistics show students who have a Montessori education have been proven to:

  • Achieve higher grades
  • Hold literary prominence
  • Thrive with creative endeavors
  • Have heightened social skills
  • Show minimal behavioral issues
  • Display increased awareness of surroundings
  • Demonstrate eighty percent higher academic achievement
  • Achieve eighty-nine percent increased chance of college entrance
  • Seventy percent (70%) more likely to achieve success in chosen career
  • Forty-five percent (45%) higher likelihood of recognition in creative endeavors

August 10th, 2016

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The Business of Making a Difference— Benefits of Starting a Montessori Preschool

If you’ve ever dreamed about owning your own business; have a respect for education, and want to do something that will make a huge difference in the lives of many,  consider opening a Montessori school.

Here are 5 Benefits of starting a Montessori school:

  1. Excellent Return on Investment

    – The initial investment that goes into starting a Montessori school will quickly yield a promising ROI and steady gains for many years to come.


  1. The Market is Promising

    – There will always be a need for education, and many are catching on to the unique, high-quality education that only a Montessori school can provide. Because of this, Montessori schools are in high demand.


  1. Your Employees are Specialty-Trained

    – You will be working with highly-skilled Montessori educators who feel passionate about their work.


  1. On-going Support

    – With decades of research, knowledge, and experience; corporate offers tools and guidance to ensure the success of your business. Meetings, training, seminars, and newsletters – all designed to help you succeed.


  1. You’ll Love What You Do

    – The financial returns can be great; however owning a Montessori school is a very gratifying business. Not only will you be shaping  the lives of children; you will be offering  high-quality education and jobs for educators.


Child care is an expense; a Montessori school is an investment in your child’s future: Click Here  for more information.

July 1st, 2016

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