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08/18/11

Montessori philosophy sets the sensitive period for learning to use the toilet at 18 to 24 months. Paper diaper manufacturers recommend starting at age 2 or 2 ½. The advent of super absorbent paper diapers has made it more comfortable for the child to wear diapers and easier for parents to put off the process…

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Posted:
07/02/11

What a hot topic this has been in the Park City public schools this year – “dual immersion”, “Spanish immersion”, “French immersion”. Public schools have been experimenting with the idea for decades. Park City public schools hope that dual immersion Spanish classes will provide an accommodation for the growing number of ESL students. There’s nothing…

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Posted:
06/17/11

Establishing independence is key to instilling a healthy lifestyle in your child from an early age and a fundamental part of your child’s experience at a Park City Montessori school. Children with autonomy in their eating habits are likely to continue those habits throughout the rest of their lives. Contrast that with strict, parent-enforced rules…

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Posted:
03/10/11

The elementary class is out for their weekly field trip on a fall afternoon, enjoying the sunshine and the smell of sage as they hike up a trail to meet a naturalist who promises them a close look at wild birds she’s been banding. Most of the older children stride ahead with one of the…

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Posted:
02/09/11

The family is gathered around the dinner table after a busy day. There is the sound of munching, a few knock-knock jokes, some adult conversation, the cook is complimented on the meal and then someone asks, “What did you do today in school, Mary?” Mary replies, “Nothing.” A parent says, “Your teacher told me you…

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Posted:
01/14/11

One question often asked of us by parents is: when is my child ready for school? At Soaring Wings our answer is always the same: as soon as your child is walking independently and beginning to use and respond to verbal cues. At Soaring Wings, we strongly believe that Early Childhood Education offers children a…

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12/15/10

What a special time of year this is! The twinkling lights make the long nights beautiful, everyone is thinking about others, kitchens are alive with wonderful aromas, there is a party on every street and the mail brings daily greetings from loved ones. At school the usual geography lessons give way to studies of winter…

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Posted:
11/15/10

Children and teens have been bullied by their school peers for centuries. However, these days peer harassment has reached a new level of meanness that is alarming and potentially dangerous. The impact of bullying on both the instigator and victim can be devastating for young children and teens well into their adult years. The key…

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