Tag Archives: Montessori Schools in Milpitas

Montessori Kindergarten: The Sequence of Early Child Development

The Sequence of Early Child DevelopmentSequence of Early Child Development  Every day during the first few years of life Montessori Guides witness the remarkable changes in a child’s development  as they begin to smile, laugh, sit, crawl, babble and talk. Children then begin to socialize and play cooperatively with other children. They next acquire important skills to […]

Food Preparation and Thanksgiving Feasts

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If you have taken the opportunity to check out our website, Facebook pages or twitter feeds, you have likely noticed that our children love food preparation in the classroom! Of course with Thanksgiving quickly approaching, we have been cooking even more with an emphasis on preparing a whole to share. The related skills the children […]

Welcome to our new blog!

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For those of you who are new to the Montessori School of Silicon Valley, double welcome! To those families who have been with us, thank you for entrusting us with your child for another year. This year has seen MSOSV grow to four beautiful campus locations.  This September we opened Cabrillo Montessori in Santa Clara […]

Is my child ready for Kindergarten/First Grade?

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Alignment of Common Core Standards?  Montessori is already there! Is my child ready for Kindergarten/First Grade? One of the most frequent questions teachers hear is “Is my child ready for Kindergarten?” Considering that Kindergarten teachers simply ask that a child can sit still at circle and write their first and last name with a capital letter […]

Lunch at The Montessori School of Silicon Valley

We know that children’s eating habits and their ability to make independent choices around food is an important conversation.  As parents you worry.  We are asked every day if a child has eaten their lunch and how to make them do that. Our classrooms offer the best opportunity to teach the children about nutrition, manners, […]

Hooray For Handwashing

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Young children may have charming characteristics, including curiosity, impulsiveness, and a desire to explore. As young children explore their surroundings, the likelihood of coming into contact with germs and infection, increases. Young children with disabilities and chronic illness may be especially vulnerable. The American Academy of Pediatrics has stated firmly that properly washing of hands […]

The Fundamental Choice

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“It is the child who makes the man, and no man exists who was not made by the child he once was.”—Dr. Maria Montessori  Last May, I had the opportunity to observe a kindergarten and first grade class at the local elementary school my then 5-year-old daughter would have attended in fall, if we went […]

Food for Focus

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Proper Nutrition, exercise and learning go hand in hand in nurturing the development of the young child. If lacking any one of these elements, the child cannot possibly develop to his/her fullest potential. By establishing a foundation of proper eating habits and regular physical exercise the child will be far more capable of completing a […]