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February 4, 2022
Toddlers learning shapes and math at Preschool La Jolla

Are Montessori Children Led?

Most preschoolers are taught two ways: parent-to-child and teacher-to-child. But at La Jolla Montessori School, a toddler, primary and Kindergarten in La Jolla, a third form […]
January 26, 2022
Girl learning how to put words together in cursive in Primary Classroom at La Jolla Montessori school

The Benefits Of A Bilingual Brain

There are many benefits to a bilingual brain.  According to statistics, 40 percent of the world’s population are monolinguals, 43 percent are bilinguals, and the rest […]
January 25, 2022
Girl playing with bells in Primary Classroom at La Jolla Montessori school

Are Montessori Toys Educational Toys Or Learning Tools?

In the late 1800’s, Dr. Maria Montessori designed specific educational toys to help toddlers refine their five senses. These Montessori toys, intended to improve sight, sound, […]
November 17, 2021
Boy cleaning his desk in a multi-age classroom

The Benefits of Multi-Age Classrooms

When you enter La Jolla Montessori School (LJMS), an independent preschool and Kindergarten, you’ll see students who are younger and older but learning together in multi-age […]
November 17, 2021
Preschoolers learning name of fruit in Spanish and English

Dual Language Immersion Throughout Preschool

Learning TWO Languages Starting At Age Three? But, my baby can’t even read! Still, he’s learning both English AND Spanish at La Jolla Montessori Preschool! How! […]
September 21, 2021
Bilingualism Improves Brain Functioning

Bilingualism Improves Brain Functioning

Teachers see firsthand how bilingualism improves brain functioning as dual language immersion programs help students academically, socially and emotionally. Bolstered by research that has documented improvements […]
September 20, 2021
Toddler washing hands Preschool

The Montessori Baby: What’s Old is New, Now and Hipper Than Ever

Six generations later, Maria Montessori’s methodology is still the same…It’s America’s women who have improved the way we’ve raised kids. When Maria Montessori published her lifelong […]
September 20, 2021
Montessori classroom with teacher guiding primary students

What Are The Advantages of Montessori Schools?

One of the advantages of Montessori schools is early childhood education. At La Jolla Montessori School, an independent learning preschool – Kindergarten in La Jolla, toddlers […]
August 20, 2021
Is Montessori Education Effective?

Is Montessori Education Effective?

What are the criteria for an effective education—whether it’s Montessori, faith-based, traditional, private or at home learning? Is Montessori education effective? Here are the fundamental Year […]
July 21, 2021
Guiding toddler Preschool

Is Montessori Right for My Child?

When touring our independent learning school in La Jolla, moms ask, “Is Montessori right for my child? Of course it is, and here’s why: Montessori teaching […]
May 26, 2021
Child at La Jolla Montessori school learning to read and write in spanish

Raising a Bilingual Child

Raising a bilingual child is easy because toddlers, preschoolers and Kindergarten students all possess abilities to naturally learn language.  Children naturally communicate in the language they […]
April 21, 2021
Toddler learning Spanish at Montessori school in La Jolla

Why Being Bilingual Is a Skill

The reason why a three year-old learns English and Spanish together is simple: being bilingual is a skill. Students learn both languages as a tool to […]
April 21, 2021
Toddler Music In-Person Learning at La Jolla Montessori School

What Is The Best Age To Start Preschool?

One of the most important questions new parents ask us when touring our school is: “What is the best age to start preschool?”  Our answer is […]
February 24, 2021
Montessori Method of Teaching

The Montessori Method of Teaching Builds Students’ Skill Sets

Part II of II— The Montessori Environment and Tools Teachers Use Teachers are continually observing and evaluating how to build students’ overall academic, social and emotional […]
February 24, 2021
Toddler Cutting a Banana Independently at La Jolla Montessori School

What Is The Montessori Method of Teaching?

Part I of II—How the Montessori Method Benefits The Child The Montessori Method of teaching was founded by Maria Montessori, Italy’s first female doctor nearly 120 […]
February 2, 2021
Difference Between Montessori Preschool And Day Care

The Difference Between Montessori Preschool And Day Care

Day Care is Not Necessarily Preschool Often, when touring La Jolla Montessori School, parents ask our team the difference between Montessori preschool and day care. The […]
January 7, 2021
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A Montessori Resolution for 2021: New and Improved Normality!

As we enter the new year, here’s my resolution for 2021: a new and improved normality! That means adapting to a hybrid mix of old and […]
December 10, 2020
Boy painting outside

Holiday Tips While At Home With Family

It’s almost Holiday break at La Jolla Montessori School!  So, please continue doing what you’ve been doing since May while you’re at home with your family […]
December 10, 2020
Girl learning how to use a zipper independently

Let’s Keep The In-Person Learning Streak Alive!

As you know, millions of students across America have not set foot on school grounds since March. Yet, in-person learning at La Jolla Montessori School (LJMS) […]
December 10, 2020
Preschooler learning Mathematical concepts at La Jolla Montessori School

Montessori Versus Traditional Schools

Easily the most asked question by parents when touring La Jolla Montessori School (LJMS) is: “What are the main differences between Montessori versus traditional schools?”  By traditional […]
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