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

How Prepared Montessorian Institute Prepares Guides for the Classroom from Day One

Published on Sep 15th

Becoming the kind of excellent guide who can create an environment that supports a child’s independence, and who can inspire a child to choose to apply effort, to learn deeply, and to gain mastery, requires a specialized set of knowledge and skills. To help our guides build these skills, Guidepost Montessori partners with a teacher-training institute, Prepared Montessorian Institute (PMI).

Curriculum Deep-Dive

A Snapshot of the Children's House Curriculum

Published on Sep 14th

Many of the materials, activities, and even subject areas of Children's House are not found in any other kind of preschool classroom. All the learning materials and activities found in Children’s House can be understood by being organized into one of five areas of study: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Math, and Cultural.

Exchange Program

Introducing the ATI and Guidepost Exchange Program

Published on Sep 12th

We're excited to introduce the Academy of Thought and Industry (ATI) and Guidepost Exchange Program, a fantastic opportunity for eligible students in grades 4 through 12 to connect, learn and grow with other students in the ATI and Guidepost community.

Event Spotlight

Celebrating Grandparents Day at Guidepost Montessori

Published on Sep 11th

Last week, at schools across the Guidepost Montessori network, we celebrated intergenerational love and learning in honor of Grandparents Day, which was Sunday, September 10. Children eagerly welcomed their grandparents into the classrooms, creating heartwarming moments through a variety of fun and educational activities.

School Spotlight

School Spotlight: Guidepost Montessori at North Scottsdale

Published on Sep 8th

Described as “a vibrant and growing community” by parents, Guidepost Montessori and the Academy of Thought & Industry (ATI) at North Scottsdale are located on a sprawling 5 acre campus about 30 minutes outside of Phoenix, Arizona. The school is committed to nurturing the holistic development of children ages 18 months to 14 years old.

Guide Spotlight

Guide Stories: 'I Chose Guidepost as a Parent and Now as a Toddler Guide'

Published on Aug 31st

When you respect the individual child in front of you and when your’e committed to guiding them, you have this wonderful experience where the child opens up and lets you guide them. They honor you with their trust and their respect. It’s that mutual respect and that bond which enables you to guide the child in their learning.

Nurturing Independence

I Am Capable! Nurturing Independence in Infants

Published on Aug 30th

Infants are interested in understanding and orienting themselves to their new environment and gaining mastery over their own bodies. When we observe closely, take note of the gradual skill development we see, and think creatively, we can invite the child to participate more and more in the tasks of living and growing up.

Back to School

Back to School: How to Build Your Child's Confidence, Independence, and Resilience

Published on Aug 24th

It’s a big change to adjust from long, low-pressure days of August to busy, rushed mornings in September, so it makes sense that you and your child feel hesitant or stressed. We're excited to host, Dr. Becky, to share some good news: there are small things we can do that have a big impact on this transition.

Nurturing Independence

I Am Capable! Nurturing Independence in Elementary Students

Published on Aug 17th

The elementary-age child is eager to use his newfound power of abstraction. He wants to learn consciously—to investigate questions, make plans, project future possibilities, evaluate the reasons for things, and actively pursue the knowledge he needs to achieve his goals.

Back to School

Back-to-School: 5 Tips to Prepare for a Smooth Transition

Published on Aug 16th

Starting a new school year, and certainly starting school for the very first time, are significant milestones in a child's life. At Guidepost Montessori, we understand the importance of providing a nurturing environment that supports both the children and their parents through these momentous transitions. Here, we share a few tips for making the back-to-school experience as smooth as possible for your family.

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 your child the keys to life

Guidepost Montessori offers a unique and holistic approach to education for children of all ages with over 120 brick & mortar schools, virtual and homeschool, and Spanish and Mandarin language immersion options.

Our curriculum fosters independence, creativity, and a love of learning. Book a school tour today and take the first step in giving your child the gift of a Montessori education.

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