Brighton Montessori's mission is to bring out the BEST in our students, families, and each other. Brighton Montessori has been serving the Brighton area as well as surrounding cities for over 30 years.
We pride ourselves on the authentic Montessori philosophy that our trained and certified Lead Teachers are committed to. Through our dedicated staff, your child will develop a love of learning through the use of Montessori designed materials, individualized lesson plans, and our core values of Partnership, Respect, Passion, Integrity, and Commitment.
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“We love Brighton Montessori! The staff and curriculum are amazing. Our kids are well cared for and very happy!” - Hayley R.
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Look what the classrooms are getting…..
A great deep clean and NEW BLINDS!!!!!
Starting this week prepping for summer camp.
Wow what a beautiful day to celebrate another successful school year. Thank you to all of our families, students and teachers who made our year full of memories, laughter and joy. Today was a great celebration and our hearts are full.
Look what is happening this morning.
We are busily preparing for our Moving Night tonight as we celebrate our preschoolers moving into kindergarten and our Kindergartener’s moving into first grade. As we bid farewell to our students our wish for them is that they go out and be good and do good. You are all capable of amazing things!
Closing on another school year and preparing for our summer campers. How is it the end of another academic year????
We hope everyone had all the feels of summer this past weekend. We all agree we waited months to smell like sunscreen, BBQ our favorites and enjoy the sweet treats that make us feel like a kid again.
Ending the school year with a BIG accomplishment! Who knew in kindergarten you could write, read and recite numbers from 1-1,000? Well our friend is here to share that he can and we are proud!
Summer camp 2022 is well underway with all the planning. First off the list is 750 popsicles bought for our campers to enjoy every Friday! We know it’s all about the summer memories and want to make sure our campers have their best one yet! ☀️
🤝What does it mean to let go of that little hand in the morning?
It means leaving your in someone else’s care.
And we know how hard that is for you as a .
🌻It also means letting your growing kiddo blossom and bloom.
Give your the freedom to explore, learn, and connect.
And they’ll come home excited about the discoveries and friends they’ve made.
🤩Watch as your baby’s eyes open to the world.
And we’ll keep their hearts open to wonder, adventure, happiness, excitement, and love.
We’ll make sure that every day is special.
Because that's preschool!
🤗And that’s what preschool teachers do.
“You need help, I got you. “
Our teachers are always their to help, support and guide their students. This is the Brighton Montessori difference. Want to also be someone’s mentor, apply today so your days can be fulfilled like ours!
The moment your classroom butterflies take flight into the world. 🦋
Parenting is hard. But science is here to help!
😡We get it: when you’ve asked your kiddo 15 times to tidy their toys, endured another , and found another cup of cold coffee undrunk, you start to feel your heart rate rising.
Try these science-backed for a smoother journey:
🧐𝐋𝐚𝐛𝐞𝐥 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧
Say it out loud: “I’m feeling upset.” “I’m feeling frustrated.”
This signals to the part of your brain in charge of stress responses (the amygdala) that you understand what’s going on; there’s no need to panic.
Plus, you separate yourself from the . It’s not that you 𝙖𝙧𝙚 frustrated. It’s just that you are 𝙛𝙚𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 frustrated.
😤𝐓𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐬
Breathe in for 3 seconds. Hold for 1 second. Breathe out for 6 seconds. Repeat 3 times.
Slowing down your breath lowers your heart rate and calms your stress response. You’ll be surprised how well this can work when you need it!
🤗𝐇𝐮𝐠 𝐢𝐭 𝐨𝐮𝐭
Cuddles and snuggles feel nice, help us reconnect to our loved ones, and diffuse tense moments. Studies show that a hug that lasts 6 seconds or longer gets mood-boosting brain chemicals oxytocin and serotonin flowing.
Throw on some tunes and Shake It Off! A family dance party puts everyone in a better mood thanks to the lovely boost of endorphins and reduction in cortisol that comes with movement.
Plus, moving to a rhythmic beat is great for cognitive development in little ones.
😴𝐓𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐚 𝐧𝐚𝐩
If you’re not getting 7 hours of sleep, grab a nap to give your body and brain a break. 20 mins is excellent for an energy boost. 90 mins is an entire sleep cycle, and you’ll feel miraculously revived.
👍𝟓 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬
Science shows that we need 5 positive interactions for every negative one to maintain a happy relationship. Say “I love you,” have a hug, share a smile, write a sweet note, read together or play a game to keep the magic balance in your household.
And remember, moms and dads, you have the most challenging, most important job in the world. And you’re doing great!
Thank you to Mr. Dave for coming to our school to talk about gardening and helping us start our school garden for the season. We can’t wait to see the fruits of our labor grow. 🍅
When it comes to navigating tricky situations, we have a secret weapon:
Your little one has so many new skills to master as they move through their years:
😤Identifying and regulating their emotions
🙋♂️Communicating what they want
👯Learning to share
And sometimes, they need help figuring it out.
Roleplay with a puppet to allow them to voice both sides of an equation; this will create a sense of separation between your kiddo and the situation they’re trying to manage to see the bigger picture and different points of view.
We can use puppets in 2 ways:
💬𝙍𝙤𝙡𝙚𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙮 𝙜𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙡𝙙 𝙖 𝙫𝙤𝙞𝙘𝙚
Your little one may talk through their colorful character to express emotions that can be scary, like frustration and fear. They can also roleplay being adults as they “teach” the other puppet the boundaries they are learning. In these scenarios, we stay focussed on the outcome.
🎭𝙋𝙪𝙥𝙥𝙚𝙩 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙬𝙨 𝙡𝙚𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙢 𝙤𝙗𝙨𝙚𝙧𝙫𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙨𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙧
Put on a little skit for your child to watch. Have your puppets act out the situation and ask your kiddo what they think might happen next. It’s a great way to reinforce boundaries as you ask them to address what the puppet is saying and doing.
Suppose you have some hand puppets or finger puppets at home—fantastic!
If not, why not use their stuffies and bring the characters to life?
🤩Whether it’s bunny, teddy, or your homemade sock puppet, these toys are a magic way to guide your child to stellar social-emotional skills.
Try it, and let us know how it goes!
“We started with Brighton Montessori in 2010 and had a wonderful experience with our son and continued with our daughter. They do a great job. Both my kids absolutely loved going to school each day and would be upset if I showed up too early to pick them up! The staff is wonderful there!! I would highly recommend Brighton Montessori to anyone looking for a top-notch preschool and kindergarten.” - Heather H.
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Our sensorial curriculum helps a child develop their visual discrimination of size, color, texture, sounds and taste. Upon mastery, the students can then create new ideas using more then one piece of work. This begins to develop a deeper understanding of the materials and their mathematical mind!
“The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” Maria Montessori
We are feeling the summertime vibes.
The best part about going to school with your siblings is you get to take a picture to show off your matching outfits.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐭𝐲𝐩𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐨𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐉𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐰 “𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐬” 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐩𝐨𝐩𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐫 𝐟𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐫𝐨 𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐚.
𝐖𝐢𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐞 𝐬𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐨𝐬 𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧. "𝐇𝐞 𝐠𝐨𝐭 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐝𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐥𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐬," 𝐚𝐧 𝐞𝐲𝐞𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐬.
𝐎𝐮𝐫 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐭𝐡 𝐛𝐞𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐥.
𝐉𝐞𝐟𝐟 𝐉𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐫𝐮𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝, 𝐄𝐯𝐚𝐧 (𝟓), 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐝𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐊𝐞𝐥𝐬𝐞𝐲 (𝟖) 𝐨𝐟𝐟 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐫 𝐩𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐅𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐤𝐢𝐞 (𝟕) 𝐚𝐭 𝐚 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞. 𝐈𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬𝐧’𝐭 𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐥 𝐚 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐩 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝 𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐦𝐞𝐥𝐭𝐝𝐨𝐰𝐧.
𝐀 𝐛𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐌𝐫. 𝐉𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐝 𝐝𝐨𝐰𝐧, 𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐤𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐟𝐭𝐥𝐲, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐫𝐮𝐛𝐛𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐫𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝’𝐬 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤. 𝐀𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐚 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐫-𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐮𝐛𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐝.
𝐌𝐫. 𝐉𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐚𝐲: “𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐄𝐯𝐚𝐧 𝐡𝐚𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐧. 𝐑𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫, 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐲 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐦, 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐬𝐧𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐬!”
What hit the headlines in your world this week?
Thank you to the Korytowski and Jaynes family for the best donuts and coffee to start our day. The Dandachi family for lunch. The sub sandwiches were a huge hit!
It was a huge surprise when Ms. Hailey walked into every classroom with a cart filled with treats that curbed our salty and sweet tooth. Thank you to all of our parents who donated the drinks and snacks to lift our hunger and spirits up! This week all of you made us all feel so special.
Sometimes you just have to stop classtime and take a silly picture! Our days are filled with love, fun, learning and memorable moments.
“Reading is a passport to countless adventures.” Mary Pope Osbourne
Wonder what adventure our toddler students are getting ready to conquer.
It’s dinner time. You have 3 burners sizzling, dishes piling up, and your little one is screaming because you told them, “no ice cream before we eat.” 😬
😫 What do you do next?
Trying to make them see the sense in rules is fruitless. Before we can reason with little ones in meltdown mode, we need to get them to regulate.
At this early age, kiddos need your help.
So what does co-regulation look like?
✅0-12 Months: Calmly rock, and hold your baby. They regulate through kinetic connection: feeling your breath, your heartbeat, and your arms is what soothes them.
✅12-24 Months: At this stage, children like to take control and make decisions: give them only 2 options for “what happens next” and let them decide based on their needs.
✅24-36 Months: Let them experience their emotions, help them name them, and at the right time, redirect their focus. Go through acknowledging their feelings and eventually choosing to move on right alongside them.
When your toddler is in a frenzy, they need touch, connection, and when they are ready, help to put feelings into words.
⭐️Here are a few more tips for helping your tot master :
𝗗𝗥𝗔𝗪 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗙𝗘𝗘𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗚
✏️Have them draw a picture of their feelings to 𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐲 their emotions
𝗣𝗢𝗜𝗡𝗧 𝗧𝗢 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗙𝗘𝗘𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗚
👇Have them point to a picture to 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐞 their emotions. Have a “feelings” book handy for this.
𝗖𝗛𝗔𝗡𝗚𝗘 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗙𝗘𝗘𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗚
🎶March, sing, or dance with them to an upbeat song to help them 𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐟𝐭 their emotions
𝗖𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗧𝗘 𝗔 𝗖𝗢𝗭𝗬 𝗖𝗢𝗥𝗡𝗘𝗥
🏕️Make a playful and comforting space where they can go to calm themselves. Fill it with soothing activities like books, pop fidget toys, crayons, and paper.
What works best to help calm your child through the intense moments?
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