Elementary: The Montessori Advantage

Elementary: The Montessori Advantage We are grateful that you have chosen West Hills Montessori for your child’s Primary education. But have you thought about your child’s education BEYOND the Primary program? Our Montessori Elementary information night will provide you with an opportunity to learn about Maria Montessori’s guided & joyful approach to elementary education. Our […]

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Conscious, Mindful, Playful Parenting with Jean Wright, MEd, LMT, LPC

Attention Vermont Street and Lake Oswego families — you’re  invited to enroll  our Fall Parenting Series! Conscious, Mindful, Playful Parenting with Jean Wright This small group setting provides focused questions and explorations as well as plenty of time to share the real-life situations and issues that are arising for each of you. Each session will be […]

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The Nature of Childhood

By Delila Olsson During a peewee soccer game, one tiny player stared up into the sky, his eyes intently following the path of an orange butterfly. The coach and many spectators loudly called his name, but the ball rolled right past him without notice. His attention was elsewhere …in nature. Children innately love nature. They […]

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The Essential Partnership between Home and School

Parents are, unarguably, the first and most important educators of their children. We might envision the image of a triangle to describe the key aspects of a child’s school experience: the Child, the Environment and the Guide (teacher), and the parents or caregivers. These make up the three corners of the communication triangle. In our […]

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Toilet Learning

Toileting represents a huge step in independence for the young child and a big change in routine for parents. The process can be undertaken at any age, but the child’s interest and readiness should determine the timing. I’ve never heard a parent report success using one of those “toilet training in a day” programs, probably because […]

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