1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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