Learning and Development

Montessori Kindergarten vs. Traditional Kindergarten

The Montessori Children’s House is a foundational program that combines preschoolers and kindergartners in a multi-age space — but staying all three years is often underestimated! Learn why the kindergarten year is so vital for a Montessori child, and how it differs from conventional kindergarten.

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Montessori Basics

Work Means Play in Montessori

Published on Mar 21st

There is a growing sentiment among parents to "let kids be kids." What does this really mean? Within the Montessori approach, Maria Montessori believed that work was play for children.

Learning and Development

The Importance of Practical Life

Published on Mar 15th

Maria Montessori once observed that children are happiest when they are engaged in real-life, ordinary activities. They enjoy wiping down tables, sweeping floors or watering the plants at home. These tasks proved to be so important to a child’s development that Montessori added an area of the Montessori classroom devoted to these activities, and she called it Practical Life.

Montessori Basics

Get to Know Guidepost Montessori: Our Programs, Our Community, Our Pedagogy

Published on Mar 7th

New to Guidepost? Start here. In this guide, we’ll break down our top resources that share our commitment to exceptional Montessori learning at school, in-home, and around the world, from birth through adulthood.


Is Montessori Education the Solution to War?

Published on Mar 3rd

The founder of the Montessori Method was nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize and argued throughout her career that education is the only real way we can ensure lasting peace.


Montessori Education Explained

Published on Mar 2nd

Guidepost Montessori's VP of Pedagogy Matt Bateman joined Ben Chugg and Vaden Masrani, hosts of the podcast Increments, to discuss the history and characteristics of Montessori education.

At-home Montessori

Try These Age-Appropriate Chores

Published on Mar 1st

Children from a young age are willing and able to help with household chores. Our cultural norms may tell us otherwise, but with the tips below, your child can be helping with chores appropriate to their age and ability in no time!


To Reap the Benefits of Early Childhood Education, We Must Look at Teaching Methods

Published on Feb 15th

It’s time we took a closer look at the Montessori method as a meaningful path forward to solve for gaps in education.

Learning and Development

Preschool and Kindergarten: Is Montessori Better for My Child?

Published on Feb 11th

Watch our educators share a comprehensive overview of the Montessori Children's House. In this video, you’ll learn why the Montessori Method is so effective at empowering children to excel in their learning and social, emotional development, and what this foundational start looks like at the preschool and kindergarten level.

Learning and Development

Everything You Want to Know About Language Immersion

Published on Jan 28th

The most natural way to learn a language is to absorb it during daily experience as a component of general exploration of the world. Montessori lends itself beautifully to this kind of absorption!

Montessori Basics

Has another parent or childcare provider told you these Montessori myths?

Published on Jan 26th

Despite Montessori Education growing rapidly due to greater awareness of evidence-based approaches, there are pervasive misconceptions on how Montessori classrooms operate. At Guidepost, we commit to clear, jargon-free communication to demystify this path for newcomers of all backgrounds and experiences.

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.

Giving children the keys to life

Guidepost Montessori enables children to understand the world and choose their place within it.

With over 80 campuses across the US and Asia, and at-home and virtual learning programs serving more than 7,000 families worldwide, Guidepost is the world’s largest Montessori network.

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