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» About the Montessori Method
» About Parenting
» About the Kindergarten Year
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About the Montessori Method

"How Montessori Works - Montessori Madness" - Great video!
"Benefits of Montessori"
"Glossary of Montessori Terms"
"Being a Montessori Parent"
"Montessori Quick Bites - A blog about Montessori"
"Sticking with Montessori in Tough Times"
"Montessori in the Home"
"How Can Montessori Teachers Meet the Needs of So Many Different Children?"
Dr. Stephen Hughes Discusses Montessori, parts one, two, and three
Parent Resources from the American Montessori Society
Relationship between Art and Writing

Books About Montessori:

Montessori: A Modern Approach, by Paula Polk Lillard
The Hidden Hinge, by Rosa Covington Packard
The Absorbent Mind, by Maria Montessori
The Secret of Childhood, by Maria Montessori
The Discovery of the Child, by Maria Montessori

Books on Parenting:

Between Parent and Child, by Dr. Haim G. Ginott
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk, by A. Faber and E. Mazlish
Children: The Challenge, by Rudolf Dreikurs
Positive Discipline by Dr. Jane Nelson
Beyond Time-Out; From Chaos to Calm by Dr. Beth Grosshans
Mind in the Making: the Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs by Ellen Galinsky

About the Kindergarten Year

"Importance of a Montessori Kindergarten Year"
"Kindergarten at Fountainhead"

Other Articles

"What, No Briefcase?" (an article on what children bring home from school)
"Home Work" Options Ideas about things to do at home with your child
"The Case for Preschool"
"Avoiding Power Struggles with Children"
"Hooray for Handwashing"
Scientific Research on the Importance of Quality Child Care
The Long-Term Effects of Spanking
To Win Toddler Food Battles, Take A Softer Approach (video)
Land Art- Fun outside with your kids
Why we need to let kids be creative
Tips on setting up healthy eating behaviors

Useful Links

Never lose clothes or lunch boxes again!
For the little engineer in your family!
Information on the Flu Season

Observe a Class

By observing a class you will get a feel for the environment and curriculum. Feel free to observe multiple classrooms to make sure you have the best fit possible for your child.

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Goals of the Classroom

Our classrooms, which we call the prepared environment, will allow your child a great deal of independence within a defined structure.

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Choosing the Right Class

Our teachers can offer invaluable guidance. We want your child to be happy and successful at Fountainhead, just as you do.

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About Our Staff

Ninety percent of our head teachers have over 10 years of Montessori classroom experience. They are loving, creative, respectful, and supportive educators.

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Is Montessori right for my child?

Observe a class and see if Fountainhead is the best placement for your family. By observing a class you will get a feel for the environment and curriculum. Feel free to observe multiple classrooms to make sure you have the best fit possible for your child.