Montessori Basics

The Difference Between Montessori and Daycare

Weighing up child care options? Learn about the differences between Montessori schools and daycare centers, so that you can select the best arrangement for your family

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Fresh Off The Press

Preparing to read starts early.

Published on Jun 13th

Between birth and ~6 years old, young children are hardwired to easily learn and be fascinated by language. During these years, children are naturally inclined to learning about literacy. Here's how to make the most of this time so your child can learn to read effortlessly!

Montessori Basics

Checklist: What to look for in a Montessori School

Published on Apr 26th

2024 Total Solar Eclipse

Published on Mar 20th

On April 8, 2024, we have the opportunity to view a total solar eclipse! The Guidepost network is celebrating with special lessons, activities, and eclipse viewing opportunities for students and families.

At-home Montessori

Nurturing Gratitude the Montessori Way

Published on Nov 15th, 2023

At Guidepost Montessori, we recognize that cultivating a spirit of gratitude in young children is not always easy, but it is a profound gift that can shape their outlook on life. How can you nurture this essential virtue in your child at home? We offer 7 practical tips.

Event Spotlight

Celebrating Fall Across the Guidepost Network

Published on Nov 6th, 2023

At schools across the network, we've been celebrating the changing of the seasons in creative and spirited ways—from Día de los Muertos celebrations to fall festivals to spirit weeks and trunk or treats. It's a delight to see how our communities come together to connect, celebrate the season, and just have a good time!

Guide Excellence: How Ms. Natalie Adapts her Guidepost Toddler Classroom for Fall

Published on Oct 25th, 2023

When I first started adapting the environment for the various seasons and holidays, I started out small by swapping colors on my art shelf for each holiday. Fall is one of my favorite times of year to create this purposeful and fun work for the child. I am excited to share some of my examples with you.


Just Launched! Guidepost at Prosperity's Picco Program

Published on Oct 24th, 2023

Guidepost Montessori at Prosperity in Charlotte, North Carolina is thrilled to introduce the opening of its very first Picco classroom designed for infants and toddlers ages 10 weeks to 18 months. Located just 10 minutes from the Guidepost at Prosperity campus, our newest Picco location offers the same nurturing Montessori classroom experience that our on-campus children receive, but in a warm and enriching home environment.

School Spotlight

School Spotlight: Guidepost at Emeryville

Published on Oct 24th, 2023

Guidepost Montessori at Emeryville in Emeryville, California provides children from 12 weeks to 6 years old with an enriching Montessori education. Led by Stephanie Fu, a seasoned educator who has served in many roles at the school for over eight years, the school also offers an engaging Mandarin Immersion program.

Guidepost 101: Answers to Common Questions About Our Approach

Published on Oct 18th, 2023

At Guidepost, we join with parents on their mission to help their child grow and live well. Together, we design an education to empower each child to build the knowledge, skills, and confidence she needs to craft an independent, flourishing life.

Curriculum Deep-Dive

The Guidepost Approach to Developing a Child's Mathematical Mind

Published on Oct 12th, 2023

By the end of the capstone Kindergarten year of Children’s House, a Montessori child has advanced farther in math than most would believe possible. But even more importantly, she understands, from the ground up, why and how it all works.

our montessori philosophy.

The Montessori approach to human development is based on the belief in the potential of the child, and on the belief that it is only the child who can realize this potential. To grow up well is to grow up to be increasingly independent—to be increasingly capable, increasingly confident, increasingly secure.