Monday, August 25, 2014

Water Sensory

When the temperature starts turning up, our Little Geniuses water sensory temperature turns down!  The toddler teachers add water to the outside touch table and to water bins.  Different items are put into them including funnels, scoops, buckets, boats and a rubber duck.  Sometimes soap or food coloring are added to the water for a different look or feel as we try to engage more senses.  The children are strengthening their coordination of movement and extension of concentration even when they are having fun!


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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

New Toddler Classroom Environment

A new toddler environment has been created to signify change of a new Montessori teacher!  The toddler 2 community is 24 months (2 years old) to 36 months (3 years old) and the main focuses are functional independence, movement and language.  


 Functional independence involves not only taking care of the child's individual needs (toileting, putting clothes off & on, wiping nose, etc.) but also, allowing the child to care for the indoor environment.  This includes setting their place for eating, serving themselves, sweeping the floor, crumbing the table and watering the plants.  



Toddlers are working on finding their place in the world and figuring out how their body works in various ways. They will climb, balance, run, jump, hop, etc. It’s important they have areas to explore their movement and have the opportunity every day to play outside!  Our outside environments have a sand box, play structures, gardens, and grass.  Which means all of our children have endless outdoor exploration possibilities!

Language is explosive at the toddler age.  The classroom hosts objects with cards, sorting, lock & latch box, and bring me games to further encourage language.  Also, engaging and stimulating conversations that usually involve rephrasing sentences, pronunciation of words and explaining "why?"  

If you know a Little Genius, read more about our programs and contact us to schedule a tour!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Do you have a Little Genius?


Now enrolling for Fall!  Limited space available.  Learn more about our programs and contact us to schedule a tour today.

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.