1. 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

  2. INFANT PROGRAM: TEACHER TO INFANT RATIO

    WE STRIVE TO PROVIDE INDIVIDUALIZED ATTENTION FOR YOUR LITTLE ONE PVMA Infant environments have a maximum of 12 infants and 4 adults (a 3:1 ratio), one of whom is also the Lead teacher. Though MN state licensing allows a 4:1 ratio for infants, we realize that a 3:1 ratio is better for your child bec…Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  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. 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