Seeing the True Child

Santa Cruz Montessori Primary

How do we experience love coming to us from another?  Often people will say “this person truly sees me for who I am”.   One of the most important ways to “see” another is through listening and giving the other the gift of feeling heard.  We feel that this other person gets us, he “sees” us. … Continue reading Seeing the True Child

Normalization

Santa Cruz Montessori Elementary

“How do you get them to do that?” Every now and then our school receives an unannounced visit from our State Licensing Analyst. Our analyst completes an inspection to make sure that we are following all childcare licensing regulations – everything from the expiration dates on the food in the refrigerator to the sign-in sheets … Continue reading Normalization

Eyes Wide Open

Santa Cruz Montessori YCC

Being two years old is living with your eyes wide open! One of the delights of life (when you have the time) is taking a walk with the two year old in your life. You will discover many things you would otherwise miss: spider webs with drops of dew, a banana slug hidden beneath a … Continue reading Eyes Wide Open