Category Archives: ACA Blog


Five Steps Parents Can Take to Protect Their Youngster from COVID


Parents face a unique struggle with COVID-19. It’s one thing to keep yourself clean and away from the virus, but it’s another thing to apply those measures to your energetic and innocent child. Try these tips to help your family weather this crisis safely and in good health. 1) Explain Why Hand Washing Works Kids […]

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Waldorf vs. Montessori Preschools


Every preschool promises to give your child an early-life advantage, and most schools are able to deliver on this promise. However, the type of educational philosophy that you choose for your child can have a major impact on the way that they perceive the rest of their academic career. The Waldorf education and the Montessori […]

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The Montessori Pedagogy


Pedagogy is an approach to teaching. A school’s pedagogy typically includes a theory of learning and a plan to incorporate that philosophy into lesson plans. Developed in the early 1900s, the Montessori method is one of the oldest pedagogies currently in use. Maria Montessori developed her pedagogy by observing students and looking for educational activities […]

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Montessori School Curriculum: The Basics


The Montessori method isn’t as complicated as you might think. This educational approach models real-life experiences and teaches a child the skills they will need to succeed in their daily adult life. Learning Through Experience Quite possibly the most important aspect of the Montessori philosophy is that children learn best through hands-on experiences. Instead of […]

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5 Benefits of a Montessori Education


The Montessori Method is founded on the idea that children love to learn. When you enroll your child in a Montessori school, you are providing a variety of advantages that apply to every aspect of their education. 1) Hands-On Learning When you step into a Montessori classroom, you’ll immediately notice the prevalence of Montessori designed […]

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10 Facts About Montessori Schools


How much do you know about the Montessori Method? Whether you’re new to the Montessori method or have enrolled your child in a Montessori school since they were very young, some of the facts on this list might surprise you. 1) The Montessori Method Is Over 100 Years Old Maria Montessori opened her first school […]

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What Your Child Does at Montessori School


When you think about their child’s education, you probably think about grades, academic programs, and faculty qualifications. But from the child’s point of view, an education is made up of individual activities and experiences. Take a quick peek at the most common Montessori activities to understand what your child’s average school day will look like. […]

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Why Montessori Kids Have a Head Start in Elementary School


The goal of early education is to provide a solid foundation for your child. Montessori preschools and kindergartens offer a unique educational environment that can give your child the tools they need to succeed in elementary school and across their entire academic career. Fundamental Concepts Montessori education places a strong focus on a child’s ability […]

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The Neurology of Montessori for Brain Development


Maria Montessori opened her first classroom in 1907. At the time, her educational theories were based on study and observation. Now, more than a century after her first day of class, scientific research has started to support many of Dr. Montessori’s original claims. The Hand and the Brain Dr. Montessori believed that “the hands are […]

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Daycare or Montessori?


For parents who have work or other obligations, childcare can become a necessity long before your child is old enough for a traditional school. The early developmental years are important, and choosing the right childcare organization can make a major difference in your child’s future. Luckily, it’s no secret that Montessori preschools offer everything your […]

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