1. When You Feel Like Giving Up on Positive Discipline

      Does this sound familiar? It’s Saturday morning. You wake up with all sorts of hope and excitement about the day ahead of you. Walking into your toddler’s room, he gives you the sweetest hug as you get him out of bed. You make your coffee, maybe turn on the news and your child starts play…Read More

  2. What to Look for (and Pay!) for a Qualified Babysitter

    It’s time for a night out and you’re looking for a babysitter to watch your kiddos. Where do you start? What should you expect? And what in the world do you pay a babysitter nowadays? We polled some of our own Peaceful Valley team members who babysit on the side to get your answers. Here you go!…Read More

  3. New Year, New You. Join Our Montessori Team!

    The new year is upon us and with that, comes new resolutions. Some of us want to learn a new language, others aim to spend less time on our phones. Maybe it’s a goal to lose those few extra pounds or travel more. Whatever you are reaching to accomplish, one of the toughest things to do is to keep …Read More

  4. 5 Easy Tips to Create a Child-Friendly Kitchen

    Helping a child become independent in the kitchen can be an exciting and daunting task all at once, especially once you realize how capable your child is! Below you will find five simple tips that you can implement in your home today to help your toddler or preschooler understand how to contribute t…Read More

  5. Understanding Cold & Flu Season at School

    Freezing temperatures and weeks of rain? Where did fall go?! With mother nature thrusting us into the winter season more quickly than we would like, we thought it would be a great time to remind all of our PVMA parents how they can stay updated on illnesses this winter as we approach cold and flu se…Read More

  6. How to Have a Successful Morning Drop-off

    It's a Wednesday morning and the dog won't come in from the back yard, you just spilt coffee on your new work shirt and your child decided today was the day she was going to break out last year's halloween costume for the perfect school outfit. And all of this happens before you even get out the fro…Read More

  7. Countdown to Bloomington!

    September 4, 2018 marks a big day for the PVMA family. The day our third school opens it's doors to the newest members of the PVMA family in Bloomington! What started as a dream in a small, one classroom storefront in Golden Valley nine years ago has become more then we could have ever even imagined…Read More

  8. Montessori Lunch Time

    When your kiddos are at home, lunch can take a variety of forms. From picnics outside to eating at the kitchen table or in the living room, lunch is a great opportunity for our children to begin winding down before an afternoon nap. Often times you will notice at daycares and schools the youngest ar…Read More

  9. Time for Summer Fun!

    June is right around the corner and with the warmer weather comes Peaceful Valley's incredible summer program! While we are a year round Montessori school, during the summer months we manage to squeeze in weekly water days, extra outdoor time and we love to incorporate summer themes to allow the chi…Read More