1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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