Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Employment Opportunities

If you enjoy working with children and are interested in joining a strong team of like-minded individuals who believe tomorrow's future is in the hands of today's children, apply today.  
Send a resume and cover letter explaining why you want to work at Little Genius Montessori.  Currently seeking infant, toddler and Primary teachers beginning as early as Fall.  E-mail resume & cover letter to director@thebestlittlegeniusmontessori.com.  

Successful candidates will be required to enroll in the Oregon Central Background Registry, have a current CPR/First Aid Card, current Oregon Food Handlers card, and Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect certificate. 

For more information, contact Little Genius Montessori directly at 503-492-8500.  

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Bubbles & Beautiful Weather

With all of the warm sunshine and nice weather, the children enjoy playing outside.  One of their favorite activities is making (and chasing) bubbles.  It's bubble-mania at Little Genius Montessori right now and even a dragonfly joined in on the fun in the sun!

If you know any children that love to play outside with friends and would benefit from our program, call 503-492-8500 to schedule a tour today!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Little Gloves & Lots of Homemade Holiday Love

It takes a village to raise a child and here at Little Genius Montessori our older children (primary and older toddlers) made holiday cookies for the younger children and all of their families, including baby gingerbread cookies!!   
If you are interested in enrolling your child (6 weeks to 6 years old) into a great program that continues to give, call 503-492-8500.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Giving From the Heart

Grace & Courtesy is one of the fundamental concepts of social structure for Montessori.  It helps the child develop order, vocabulary, actions and steps.  Our children have been practicing service through cracking peanuts and offering them to others in their classroom community.

 To provide service for others brings self joy and teaches awareness of self and community.  This aligns with our philosophy and vision at Little Genius Montessori.  One of our goals is for children to grow into productive citizens of society.  We are continually empowering our future to utilize the skills necessary to serve both individual interests and all of humanity, beginning in the classroom community.

For Thanksgiving, our children gave thanks to their families by making homemade apple pie and pumpkin pie.  They were able to measure, combine ingredients, mix, roll out crust, and put the finishing touches on each pie.  The finished products were not only delicious, but symbolized genuine giving from the heart.

 Now enrolling infants, toddlers, and primary preschoolers!  Contact us (503-492-8500) today to schedule a tour.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Building Blocks of the Future

"We believe that tomorrow’s future is in the hands of today’s children.  Establishing the right foundation at a young age guarantees little minds grow into little geniuses." - Little Genius Montessori's Mission

Montessori establishes the foundation of growth for absorbent young minds by providing fundamental building blocks through a prepared, child-size environment.  The five areas of particular focus are practical life, geography/cultural studies, sensorial, language and mathematics.  
Each "work" is designed to add a deeper understanding of individual layers, allowing for freedom within limits.  The child is first introduced to each work (it is called work because the children are working with their hands) by watching someone who has mastered it, then doing the work with minimal assistance and lastly, completing the work alone.  This process allows for the child to move from unconscious learning to conscious learning, it is seen by the child curiously asking questions during the process.  The prepared environment is set up for the child to continue building on the fundamental blocks of real life.

Schedule a tour to learn more about our philosophy & programs!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

If your child is growing like a weed, this is where you need to be!

Back-to-School Mix & Match clothing swap on Friday, August 23 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. for infants, toddlers & preschoolers up to size 14. Contact us for more details! 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Family Fun in the Sun event lived up to the name!

Our Family Fun in the Sun day was a success!  All of the children had fun building sandcastles under the sun at Best Burger & BBQ!

 After face painting, the children enjoyed the three-legged race, potato sack race and tug-of-war competitions!  

Schedule a tour today & to learn more about our community involvement and programs!