At MKU Ashburn, we believe that learning is a journey. Our goal is to develop independent thinkers who thrive academically.
At Montessori Kids Universe Ashburn, we believe that learning is a journey. Our goal is to develop independent thinkers who embrace community responsibility, leadership, and thrive academically.
Many preschools offer academic or even "Montessori" programs. At Montessori Kids Universe Ashburn, we offer a classic Montessori education enhanced with a Reggio Emilia inspired art and science enrichment experience.
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Food preparation is extremely important to us here at MKU, you can see even our toddlers are learning to serve themselves and prepare their meals. This work is used to build children’s confidence and independence! #MKUASHBURN 571-365-0050
Playdough work helps students build the hand strength needed for writing. It also is great for helping them build up concentration skills. #MKUASHBURN 571-365-0050
In a Montessori classroom, one way children learn about personal space by the use of work mats. We teach the children how to respect others’ materials and wait their turn. These skills are taught from the beginning in our Nido Classroom. #MKUASHBURN 571-365-0050
Today is Columbus Day, a holiday which celebrates and remembers the arrival of the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus in the Americas on October 12, 1492. The United States has been celebrating Columbus day as early as 1792, when the Tammany Society and the Massachusetts Historical Society hosted celebrations for the 300th anniversary of Columbus's landing in the New World.
A new study suggests that parent who spend a lot of time talking with their toddlers are more likely to facilitate the development of language skills and higher IQ s in their children once their children become older. Conversation promotes rapid development and critical stimulation in the brain. Read more about the study and the importance of engaging in thoughtful conversations with your child here: http://ow.ly/TUhE30m6EN7
cbc.ca Attention exhausted parents: The next time your toddler starts making strange noises or babbling about Paw Patrol, try to strike up a conversation — it could make a big difference later, researchers say.
From the ages of 0-6, children undergo rapid brain development. One of the most important changes is the critical period, a period of growth during which new neurons and synapses rapidly grow and then slow down over time, allowing young children to quickly learn information. Read more about early child development here: http://ow.ly/a8Jk30m6EN6
adam-mila.com This comprehensive guide to the brain development of children from 0 to 6 years is packed with insightful tips and important facts every parent should know.
Color Sorting in our Pre-primary class! #MKUASHBURN 571-365-0050
Pre-Primary is a space where toddlers learn how to follow a routine, and begin refining their concentration skills. #MKUASHBURN 571-365-0050
One of the most important parts of the Montessori Kids Universe is its focus on art. This focus has only been further validated by a recent article from KQED that explains that when schools introduce art into their curriculums, the schools came alive and creativity and scholarship rapidly increased. Read more about this incredible story and the benefits of incorporating the arts into education here. http://ow.ly/OBFp30m6EN5
kqed.org Sir Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica explain how a school redistributed funds to bring back arts education and saw student behavior improve dramatically.
Our Primary Classroom is learning about apples and John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed). They have been exploring the parts of an apple by learning how to cut them and examine their seeds. The class also made their very own apple tree, and different types of art using apples to create their masterpieces. #MKUASHBURN 571-365-0050
On this day exactly one year ago we opened our doors to the Ashburn Community and it has been amazing! We want to thank all of our MKU Family and the Ashburn Community for making every day since then great. We look forward to many more great years within this community! Thank you for your support.
As part of our parent education series, here is an excellent and very detailed explanation of knobless cylinders material http://ow.ly/mAZd30m1OzJ
montessorifromtheheart.com Knobless cylinders is four sets of ten cylinders in each set, varying in height and/or diameter. Each set is in a separate wood box with a lid painted the same color as the cylinders: red, green, yellow and blue. Yellow cylinders vary in height and diameter. Green cylinders vary in...
Another case for allowing children to play. Our school has mandatory outside free play time http://ow.ly/uZgh30lXjef
latimes.com Imagine a drug that could enhance a child's creativity, critical thinking and resilience. Imagine that this drug were safe to take and could be had for free. This wonder drug is play, and the nation's leading pediatricians are urging doctors to prescribe it more liberally to children in their care.
An effort to improve education in our country through Montessori education. http://ow.ly/4RPt30lXjec
chalkbeat.org The latest effort to improve early childhood education for poor children comes from the richest man alive, Jeff Bezos. He'll use Montessori preschools.
Tonight starts the holiest day of the Jewish year - Yom Kippur. Following Rosh Hashanah - Jewish New Year, Jewish people observe the Ten Days of Repentance, an opportunity to reflect on their sins over the past 12 months. This period culminates with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, a 25-hour period of prayer and fasting undertaken as a gesture of penance.
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As part of our Parent Education Series, here are the core components of a true Montessori education
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amshq.org While there are many components that are integral to quality Montessori implementation, the American Montessori Society recognizes 5 core components as essential in Montessori schools—properly trained Montessori teachers, multi-age classrooms, use of Montessori materials, child-directed work, and ...
Today we start our celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15). We recognize contributions made by Hispanic and Latino Americans to our country and celebrate their heritage and culture.
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That's why a choice of a preschool is vitally important! Come tour our school and see why we are the right choice for your child!
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Our children at MKU get plenty of hugs http://ow.ly/4pzO30lEhot
en.newsner.com Much more important than we thought it was.
Another case for Play and Recess. It is mandatory in our school to have free play outside. http://ow.ly/2Y3j30lEhor
Happy Labor Day! Today we celebrate the social and economic achievements of American workers and their contributions to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
Happy Birthday to Maria Montessori, August 31, 1870.
Today we celebrate and appreciate the gift Maria Montessori gave to the world!
All MKU classrooms are modestly decorated with works of famous artists. We keep distractions to a minimum and here is why� http://ow.ly/W5fC30lAMWm
psychologicalscience.org Maps, number lines, shapes, artwork and other materials tend to cover elementary classroom walls. However, too much of a good thing may end up disrupting attention and learning in young children, according to research published …
Learn more about the benefits of working on a vertical surface and find some creative ways for kids to work in this position! http://ow.ly/bJlZ30lAMWi
theinspiredtreehouse.com The occupational therapists I work with frequently encourage kids to work on a vertical surface and here's why...
Back to school time can be stressful. Here are some great tips to make the transition a little easier http://ow.ly/KRCf30lAMWh
forbes.com The start of a new school year can become a whole family, whole house stress test, but it doesn't have to be.
Reading to children is very important. Here is a list of the New York Times best selling books for August 2018 to help all of us choose the best books for our children. http://ow.ly/Boss30lrXxj
nytimes.com Authoritatively ranked lists of books sold in the United States, sorted by format and genre.
As part of our parent education series we thought it would be interesting to show you a sample of a typical Montessori work cycle http://ow.ly/E5fe30lrXxi
A 3 hour Montessori work cycle. (C) Lindsay Palmer Photography: http://www.lindsaypalmer.ca More information on Montessori Evidence Based Education found her...
An interview with the popular educator Jesse McCarthy about Montessori education and how it helps children develop indepenence is definitely worth a read - a very interesting and clear explanation of a Montessori philosophy. http://ow.ly/O8w230lrXxh
theobjectivestandard.com Popular educator Jesse McCarthy discusses Montessori education and how it helps children to develop independence—both in school and at home.
"For centuries, cursive handwriting has been an art, but it's disappearing". Here, At MKU, we believe that cursive is very important. This excellent infographic explains why. http://ow.ly/rR8G30lkfxt
Following our parent education series, here is a great description of The Montessori Color Tablets. Introducing color through matching activities
Another interesting article on reading with your children. http://ow.ly/sZyD30lkfxq
offspring.lifehacker.com Reading with your kids is important. We all know this. If you’re like me, you dive into book after book with abandon.
Enjoying some fun in the sun!
Rock climbing fun!
"Does your child have a favorite book they want to read over and over again? " This interesting article explains why it is really good for children to read the same book over and over even if it's boring for the parents. http://ow.ly/ycoG30lkfxn
readbrightly.com Despite its annoyances for parents, repetitive reading offers a surprising number of benefits for new readers.
Why is Montessori Kids Universe school full of happy children, you wonder? Here is your answer! http://ow.ly/mOBZ30lkfxj
mother.ly In Dr. Montessori’s Own Handbook, Maria Montessori observed that children in her schools had a certain calmness and quiet joy. She concluded that this positive change in children’s disposition resulted from two things: organization of work and freedom.Organization of workThe ‘prepared environm...
Following our parent education series, here is a great introductory video to Reggio Emilia approach - an inspiriation to our DaVinci program. http://ow.ly/SNOD30lkfxe
A little animation about the Reggio Emilia Approach to early years education. Sorry about the very rushed animation, but I had to share this information (bec...
Students are painting the nose of their plane that we use to travel around the globe this summer!
Outdoor exploration and fun is so imperative to our student’s education. We encourage our classes to get outside with nature as often as possible.
Nido Classroom loves to explore the textured blocks during their morning work cycle.
We believe that it is vital to educate the parents on the methods of education used at our preschool so that they can understand what, how, and why their children are learning. Please look for our parent education series posts to learn more about your child's education here at MKU.
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