1. The Montessori Difference in Elementary School

    The Montessori method has been so enormously successful that most people are familiar with its benefits for preschoolers. However, it is not as common to find a Montessori school that goes beyond early childhood into elementary, middle, and high school.  At Lake Montessori, we are enormously proud …Read More

  2. Age-Appropriate Chores for Your Preschooler

    As a busy parent, it might feel like your todo list is a mile long. If you’re doing everything to run your household by yourself, from cooking to cleaning to laundry, you may be underutilizing your resources. Help may not be too far away — in fact, it’s probably next to you right now! Many par…Read More

  3. The Importance of Prekindergarten

    In recent years, there has been much research done into early childhood education. From these studies, we have learned about a variety of benefits to preschool. In fact, some prekindergarten advocates even refer to it as “the most important year” of a child’s education. That’s why so many go…Read More

  4. Why Continue a Montessori Program After Preschool

    If your child is attending our Montessori school in Leesburg for preschool, you are now approaching the time when you must decide on your next steps. Some parents will choose to keep their child in our Montessori program, while others may decide to transfer to a traditional kindergarten setting. You…Read More

  5. How to Teach Your Child Empathy

    In school, there are plenty of lessons about math, geography, and science, but you don’t see anything about empathy in the classroom. This is unfortunate, as empathy is an important skill. We may be under the impression that children just naturally develop this ability, but in reality, it is not e…Read More

  6. Why You Should Take Advantage of the VPK Program

    In Florida, we are lucky enough to have been one of the first states to offer the Voluntary Prekindergarten Program, and as a result, we are the nation’s leader in pre-K access. This program offers free preschool for all four year olds in the state, regardless of their family’s income. The VPK p…Read More

  7. How to Love Your Child Unconditionally

    Unconditional love provides children with the security they need to feel safe exploring the world. When a child feels that they will be loved no matter what, they can take risks because they aren’t consumed with worry about how what they do will be perceived by their parents. They can foster their…Read More

  8. Raising Resilient Children: Essential Qualities to Foster

    Every successful person has one important quality in common: they’re resilient. In order to succeed, you will inevitably fail. The difference between people who achieve their goals and those who give up on their dreams is their ability to stand up, brush themselves off, and try again. Thomas Ediso…Read More

  9. 10 Famous Montessori Graduates

    At Lake Montessori School in Leesburg, we’re happy to tout the benefits of a Montessori education all day long. When your child attends a Montessori school, the classroom setting is designed to foster self-discipline, promote conflict resolution skills, inspire creativity, and foster independence.…Read More

  10. Fostering Independence in Your Child

    As parents, we all want our children to grow up to be independent adults. Yet many of us are inadvertently making our children dependent on us, leading to a rather rocky transition to adulthood. Fortunately, you can make a few simple choices to help your child become more self-reliant. Aim for Small…Read More