1. INFANT PROGRAM: PARENT AND TEACHER COMMUNICATION

    WE VALUE OUR COMMUNICATION WITH YOU It is our priority to have close parent communication because we are all partners in caring for your child.When your child begins in our Infant program, we will ask parents for detailed information on your baby’s sleep preferences (e.g. pacifier use), routine, f…Read More

  2. INFANT PROGRAM: REST AND SLEEPING

    YOUR CHILD'S UNIQUE SLEEPING PATTERN IS IMPORTANT TO US   Our nap area provides each child a dedicated crib in a designated, peaceful area where noise is minimized and tranquility is heightened. We work with parents to replicate techniques that work best at home for your child’s sleep pattern…Read More

  3. WHO IS MARIA MONTESSORI?

    Who is Maria Montessori? The greatest sign of success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."  - Maria Montessori   Maria Montessori was born in Italy on August 31, 1870. She was born to a well-respected family and was expected to grow up t…Read More

  4. TOP 5 REASONS WHY MONTESSORI WORKS!

    Why Montessori School? We love this post written by Ann Pilzner, advocate for Montessori and Montessori parent, and wanted to share with you her top five reasons why Montessori works - five reasons of many! Source: http://montessorirocks.org/top-5-reasons-why-montessori-works/ As a Montessori paren…Read More

  5. TURNING A NEW LEAF: 1ST DAY AT A NEW SCHOOL

    Relationship Building For The New Children at School As adults, we sometimes forget how difficult it is for a child to go to a new school. They have to go by themselves to a new school, a new classroom, and to have to try to form a whole new group of friends. For many children there is a lot of anxi…Read More

  6. HOW WE MONTESSORI: INFANT

    The Prepared Environment A child’s early years are a time of great sensitivity to bonding in order to establish trust in the world; as well as language, order, sensorial impressions, and development of coordinated movement, both fine- and gross-motor. Each of our Infant rooms supports the child’…Read More

  7. SKILLS & UNDERSTANDING: BY AGE 6

    Examples of what our typical 6-year-old can do after 3 years at PVMA (i.e., at the end of Kindergarten)   Social, motor & practical life skills  Has acquired strong social skills – can interact gracefully with other children and adults; uses language to communicate her needs and feeling…Read More

  8. PVMA: OUR STORY

    The Story Peaceful Valley Montessori Academy And It's Founding Partners Looking around PVMA today, a young child is crying in frustration because they are unable to zip up their puffy winter jacket. Feeble attempts at expressing a need for help pour out into trickling little tears. An older child no…Read More

  9. INFANT PROGRAM: FEEDING

    WE WANT TO PARTNER WITH YOU IN THE FEEDING OF YOUR CHILD WHILE IN OUR CARE We are your partners in guiding and supporting you during the many changes in feeding routines that you will experience as your child grows. All bottles and food for infants are supplied from home. With fridges, freezers and…Read More