Category Archives: ACA Blog


Importance of Contributing to the Community with Hands-on Work


You rarely hear about a successful and connected community with a hands-off leader. Getting involved means working together with everyone to achieve goals. By collaborating directly with the people, you can contribute to the community in a way that makes everyone involved content. Out of all the ways that you can build a community, hands-on […]

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How Visioning Helps Children Develop Understanding of the Universe


Visioning is a task that helps children develop their understanding of the universe based on their experiences at home and school. As a child progresses from birth through the end of their elementary school years, their understanding of the cosmos grows. Helping children understand the interconnectedness of all things in the universe is the primary […]

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Recognizing Learning Styles in Children and Accommodating Them


If you think your child learns differently from other kids, you’re right! Studies prove that there are various learning styles in children. The VARK model identifies four very different learning styles in children, giving you the ability to determine how your child learns best and to accommodate their learning style to one (or more) of […]

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Understanding the Benefits of Mentoring in Mixed-age Classrooms


Teaching older children to mentor younger children opens a wide range of possibilities for teachable moments, growth, and friendships. Older children in a mixed-age classroom learn how to be leaders and care for others. Transitional Periods Mentoring between children makes for easier transitions when entering another stage of a child’s life. Older children learn to […]

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Importance of Encouraging Self-regulation in Toddlers


A core foundation in all human beings is self-regulation. Researchers define self-regulation in toddlers as managing feelings and thoughts to enable goals through action. Across our lifespans, self-regulation determines our social, emotional, and physical health and our educational and economic worth. An example of self-regulation in toddlers is coping with overwhelming feelings so their emotions […]

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Encouraging Children to Choose a Learning Focus


For some parents, getting their child to choose a learning focus can feel like a daunting task. It might take some effort at first, as you both get accustomed to a new way of doing things, but you’ll be happy to see your efforts rewarded. This article will highlight some of the benefits of encouraging […]

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How Visioning Helps Children Develop Understanding of the Universe


When children are first enrolled in school, they don’t have a sense of direction. A large part of Dr. Montessori’s academic philosophy was centered around teaching kids the right ways to engage with their studies so that they developed a strong curiosity and desire to keep learning more about the world in a productive way. […]

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Learning the Steps to Practicing the Montessori Method at Home


As the pandemic encourages more and more families to home school their children, the principles of the Montessori method have become more relevant than ever before. Follow these steps to turn your home into a cozy and educational Montessori environment. Preparing the Classroom One of the core features of a Montessori school is the curated […]

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Tips for Parents of Montessori Students that Support the Philosophy


Education is a joint effort between a child’s teachers and their parents. If you’ve enrolled your children in a Montessori school, there are plenty of things you can do at-home to support their education and entrench the Montessori philosophy in their lifestyle. Keep the Home Organized Montessori classrooms have been specially designed for children to […]

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Tips for Teaching Children Self-motivation


Self-motivation is an important skill that everyone needs to learn in order to function in the working world. In 2021, most families are educating their children at home due to the pandemic. As online classes and digital homework assignments pile up, many parents wonder how to help their child get everything done on time. These […]

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