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  1. Why do you have mixed-age classes?

    The philosophy behind mixed-aged groups is so children can learn the skills to be a leader.  Older children mentor younger children and the younger children have someone older to emulate.  Additionally, children who are an only child learn how it feels to have siblings.  Children learn to be warm and supportive communities. It also teaches them to be… Continue Reading »
  2. What are you doing in terms of COVID?

    Our top priority is safety.  To that end, we require anyone entering our school to answer a self-check questionnaire.  Temperature checks are taken at the door.  All adults are required to wear masks while in the school at all times – this includes teachers, staff, and parents.  We also have a very rigorous disinfecting and sanitizing protocol using EPA-approved… Continue Reading »
  3. Villa Montessori Columbus Uses Electrostatic Sprayer to Neutralize Germs and Keep Staff and Children Safe

    At Villa Montessori Columbus, educating children using the unique, hands-on methods pioneered by our founder, Maria Montessori is our specialty. And providing this nurturing, immersive environment, while also keeping our students and faculty healthy and safe, is top priority.  Even before COVID-19, our school engaged in an aggressive daily cleaning policy using hospital-grade disinfectant that… Continue Reading »
  4. Building Preschool Writing Skills, the Montessori Way

    Many parents don’t know where to start when it comes to the education of their pre-school aged children. Learning early writing skills is often not at the top of the list of things to teach, but is a fundamental skill that is best started early. Montessori educators are great at helping children be their best,… Continue Reading »
  5. Life of a Montessori Teacher

    If you have an interest in becoming an educator, then you might consider teaching at a Montessori School. Montessori style learning is much different than other forms of education. The environment is more child-centered, and each child is given individualized attention. A typical day for a Montessori teacher is also very different when compared to… Continue Reading »
  6. How to Help Your Toddler Communicate

    It’s hard being a toddler. During these precious months, your little one is in full-swing, learning, growing, and gaining some independence. You’ve probably heard that children learn the most during their first three years of life. We call that extraordinary period of time the phase of “the absorbent mind.” The Montessori method of education takes… Continue Reading »
  7. How The Montessori School Changed My Perspective of Education

    Like most parents, I wanted the best for my child’s education and future. As I visited countless websites and took many on-site tours of schools and programs, my concerns began to grow. The time out chairs and rigorous setting made me rethink the social structures our current educational system holds. I found information online about… Continue Reading »
  8. The Reggio Emilia Philosophy

    Reggio Emilia is a city in Italy that is world renowned for its early education philosophy. This unique approach to learning was created by psychologist Loris Malaguzzi after the end of World War II. It was believed that children needed a new way of learning after the war ended. This style of teaching is based… Continue Reading »
  9. Traditional Preschool vs Montessori Preschool

    Raising children can be hard. It is a constant struggle of worrying that you have made the right or wrong decision. One of the biggest decisions is childcare and education. Do you homeschool, enroll your child in public school, or look for alternatives that work for your child’s unique needs? If your child is preschool… Continue Reading »