Celebrating 20 Years!

This April 2017 marks our 20th year anniversary as a Montessori preschool in the Bloomington-Normal area! We are so incredibly grateful to the families that made this possible and the wonderful children that blessed the rooms through these 20 years. We started small and have grown to three classrooms with 60 children total! In celebration…

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February Festivities

  “One test of correctness of the educational procedure is the happiness of the child.” -Maria Montessori (1870-1952) Celebration is an important component of the Montessori curriculum. During the month of February at Montessori Children’s Centre we had a lot to celebrate, including Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, and Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Celebrating is important to…

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Unity Day & Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

This past Friday was spent celebrating Unity Day at our montessori preschool. We spoke to the children about how important it is that we accept each other and celebrate the differences we all have. Montessori pedagogy provides a platform for students of all ages to explore and learn about diversity in the world in and outside of…

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Happy Holidays Recap & a Bright New Year!

Happy New Year from our MCC family to yours! At Montessori Children’s Centre we had an abundance of celebrations and special days filled with special guests, holiday parties, and crafts to celebrate this joyous time of the year. Every year the children of Montessori Children’s Centre begin practicing for our annual Holiday Program, which takes…

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Africa: Sister School

Since 2002, the Montessori Children’s Centre and Step-by-Step Montessori School in Ghana, West Africa have been sister schools. Step-by-Step is owned by the Kwainoe family and educates and cares for approximately 180 children from infants through Junior High School. The owners, K.T. Kwainoe and his wife, Beatrice, have visited the Montessori Children’s Centre on several…

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Google honors Dr. Maria Montessori

Google Honors Maria Montessori On Friday, August 31, Google will honor Maria Montessori on her 142nd birthday with a “Google Doodle.” What does this mean? The Google homepage will display the Google logo built from common Montessori classroom materials! In fact, as of this writing, the Google Doodle can be seen on Google homepages in other…

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