Giving our Children the Gift of Ten Little Words

Santa Cruz Montessori Elementary

At this time of year as we think about gifts for our children, sometimes the most important gifts are intangible. Montessori teacher and author Maren Schmidt writes in a “Kids Talk” column: “Being savvy in the social graces is called emotional or social intelligence. Emotional awareness and interpersonal skills are seen as significant factors in … Continue reading Giving our Children the Gift of Ten Little Words

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