Vista Montessori School, Inc.
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S. Vista Avenue
W Elder Street
W Targee Street
West Wright Street
W Cassia Street
W State Street, Garden City
S Latah Street
Camas Street Rectory Office
guiding the physical, social/emotional, and cognitive development of each child
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Children are washable!!!
Why Ages 2-7 Matter So Much for Brain Development Rich experiences—from play to the arts and relationships—fundamentally shape a young child’s development.
The message in this TED Talk is so important. Worth the watch! 💜
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Yes! 💡 Did you know…Crying can help reduce pain and promote a sense of well-being? Shedding tears releases oxytocin and endorphins, chemicals that promote physical and emotional well-being!
🌟 It’s critical to FEEL our feelings in order to HEAL our feelings…and set them free.
❤️ Kids should not stuff their feelings down because then they get stuck (they are still there) and come out eventually in negative ways now or in the future.
❤️ It’s important for parents to validate emotions and let kids know…It’s okay to cry.
🙏 And THANK YOU Mr. Rogers - a Pioneer of SEL (Social-Emotional Learning & Intelligence). He was discussing social and emotional development and skills, as well as growth mindset topics before they were a thing!
Have you always wanted to work with children? No experience necessary, we will train the right fit!!!
Vista Montessori School is seeking a compassionate, energetic, motivated, creative, organized, and dependable teacher to join our teaching team. Applicant must enjoy working with young children ages 6 weeks to 6 years of age and be flexible with working between classrooms.
We offer competitive pay, monthly wage enhancement, paid time off, medical insurance, voluntary dental and vision insurance, scholarships for trainings and annual incentives, flexible schedules, no weekends or evenings after 6 pm.
The following qualifications are required:
• Available to work Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., as the position requires
• Flexible and willing to work 30 to 40 hours per week
• Have a high school diploma or GED
• Must be CPR/First Aid certified and have a Boise city child care license (or be willing to obtain upon hire)
Daily tasks would include the following:
Assist in planning and implementing daily program under the direction of the teaching team
Creating and supervising projects and crafts
Clean up after meals, which includes, cleaning the children, tables, sweeping, and mopping floors etc.
Daily classroom cleaning
Diapering children as needed
Ability to move with ease from the ground to standing
Ability to lift children
Supervise all activities to ensure safety at all times
Communicating with parents
If you are the kind of person who delights in helping children grasp new concepts, acts and dresses professionally, works as a team member, enjoys learning and teaching, you will love working at Vista Montessori School.
Email Melissa @ [email protected] 😁
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The future is bright for the VMS Class of 2021!!! Congratulations Anson, Finnigan, and James!!! You are destined to do great things! Keep those dreams alive 💜
13 years ago VMS celebrated our first Kindergarten Graduation with the VMS Class of 2009. This year, those VMS Pioneers graduate highschool. We recently caught up with Amaya, Austin, Carsen, and Danika. They are all doing some pretty amazing things. Read below to find out what these remarkable humans are up to!!!
AMAYA will be moving up to Coeur d Alene Idaho in the fall to attend North Idaho College, and get a degree in business managment. She loves spending her time with family and friends, and is most likely at the race track cheering on her siblings or chasing the checkered flag.
AUSTIN has been working on improving his welding and mechanical skills in the last few years. He loves taking his truck 4 wheeling while listening to his favorite country music station. He has decided to join the United States Marine Corp. and should be shipping off in September.
CARSEN will major in film and television with a minor in theater at BSU in the fall. He is interested in drama and movies and art. He loves acting and creating.
DANIKA will major in biology at ISU in the fall. She is interested in becoming involved in the medical field. Danika played club soccer for 15 years and played for the timberline varsity team.
We wish them the best as they chase their dreams 💜 Congratulations
How Cleaning and Sweeping Prepare Children for Academic Success - Montessori Nature Learn about the importance of practical life activities from the perspective of the Montessori method when it comes to academic perfomance in future.
We spent the week celebrating our amazing teaching staff! Alex, Danica, Katie, Kirstin, Makayla, Rosemarie, we appreciate you and your dedication to VMS and the children and families we serve 💜
Join us at the Idaho Capitol 💜
Many child care centers to close on Monday to protest Idaho legislature The following report is via the Idaho Capital Sun. Child care centers across the Treasure Valley are scheduled to be closed Monday to call attention to $34 million in child care funding that the Idaho Legislature has not approved. Child care providers say the funds are the difference between staying...
The first Montessori school opened in January 6, 1907. Dr. Montessori was a visionary who saw a revolutionary potential in the young child 💜
In 1942, on 6 January Maria Montessori shared the story of San Lorenzo and the first Casa dei Bambini with her students:
“Today is the anniversary of the opening of the first Casa dei Bambini. Quite often people ask if this method is suitable for poor children, so let me share the miraculous way in which all of this came about.
Many years ago Rome was a capital that was rapidly developing, which manifested itself in frenzied building activities. Every small bit of space that could be found was built up for the growing population. One of the few spaces left was bordered on one side by old Roman walls and on the other side by a cemetery. This plot was the last to be built up, possibly because of the superstitions surrounding the dead, for fear of ghosts and also hygienic reasons. One building society decided to take the plunge and they built 5 apartment blocks. It turned out to have been too ambitious a project and the scheme fell through. So what stood were walls, a kind of skeleton buildings without plumbing. It became a hiding place for homeless people; and those who wished to hide found shelter within those walls; even the police was not keen to go into this area as the place became a breeding place for crime and infectious diseases.
This San Lorenzo Quarter was talked of with abhorrence and seen as the shame of Italy. At some stage another bold building society took on the challenge to renovate the buildings and allocated the flats to married couples. There were some 50 young children who lived unsupervised in these buildings, prone to mischief. The solution found was to gather them all in a room during the day and they looked for a gutsy person who would be willing to take on the social problems and work with the children.
I was approached as a medical officer of hygiene to take an interest in this work. Before I could agree I stipulated that certain conditions needed to be met in the way of hygiene, food and sanitation. It was quite fashionable among ladies in society to take an interest in efforts to elevate the people and some of these were prepared to support the project.
Although the lot of the poor was taken seriously, the children had been overlooked. There were no provisions for them, no toys, no teacher, nothing. I managed to find a woman of forty years whose help I asked, and who was willing to take charge of the children.
It was on the 6th January 1907 that this room was inaugurated.”
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Today we celebrate the start of our 15th school year! Thank you to the VMS teaching staff for decorating the school 💜
Happy Birthday Dr. Montessori 💜
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Congratulations to Axel, Cameron, and Kennedy, the VMS Kindergarten Class of 2020 💜
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The Boise Public Library is hosting virtual story time. Tune in every day at 10:30 a.m. for a new story with friends. You can listen to today's story - "The Book Hog," by Greg Pizzoli - here: www.boisepubliclibrary.org/virtualprograms
Here is a list Montessori-inspired indoor activities to keep your little ones engaged and learning throughout the day.
Practical life activities 1. Making clove apples or oranges: Provide your child with a small tray with a bowl of whole cloves and an apple or orange to poke them into. The small size of the cloves makes this great for fine motor development and your child will create something that smells beautiful to decorate the house of g...
"The influence of sacred and deep things..." Posted: 2020-04-06 “It requires the influence of sacred and deep things to move the spirit, and the new children of civilized humanity must be given a profound emotion and enthusiasm for the holy cause of humanity.” - Maria MontessoriA note on the history of Montessori: Dr. Montessori didn’t i...
American Montessori Society put together this list of 100 Activities for Montessori Early Childhood Students 💜
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