1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. How to Throw an Epic Kids’ Birthday Party- Montessorified

    We've all been there. Was it really only 364 days earlier when you were just wrapping up the last big party? Guests gone, presents unwrapped and a child beginning to come down from a crazy sugar rush, you were probably breathing a sigh of relief. But the earth has gone around the sun again, and that…Read More

  5. How To Raise Inclusive Leaders

    Just last week I was talking to my son's Lead Teacher and she mentioned that parents have asked her about how to incorporate Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) into their child’s development. While I’m no expert on the topic, I do spend a lot of time and energy focused on this particular aspec…Read More

  6. 8 Ways to Keep the Romance Alive After Having Kids

    Remember the early days of your relationship where you could sleep in, go to brunch and catch a movie the first day it opened? Or maybe it was meeting up with friends and checking out the newest restaurant that just popped up. As much as we love our kids they sure do change the relationship dynamic.…Read More

  7. The Importance of Gross Motor Development in Early Childhood

    In a Montessori classroom you will often hear about the immense importance of developing each child's fine motor skills. The topic of pencil grip, tracing and writing comes up frequently when parents and teachers chat, and why wouldn't it? It is an important skill to learn! What is spoken about less…Read More

  8. Happy New Year!

    Guest Post by Golden Valley Children's House 3 Lead Guide, Amanda. Happy New Years Eve! Today is always a bittersweet day in my life. It is a time to say goodbye to everything good that happened in the past year. A time to say goodbye to everything bad that happened too. It means my son will turn a …Read More

  9. 8 Family Friendly Winter Activities Around Minneapolis

    It's time to enjoy winter in Minnesota! Take a look at some great activities you can do around the Twin Cities this December. Experience the Holidazzle What used to be a parade has now turned into an entire village! Visit Loring Park from Thursdays thru Sundays, November 24-December 23 to meet San…Read More