Countryside Day Blog

4 Things a Neuropsychologist says about Montessori

July 27th, 2016
4 Takeaways from a Neuroscientist's Perspective on Montessori We've extracted some interesting quotes from Dr. Hughes about how the Montessori method is strikingly aligned with what neuroscientists know about brain development. Disclaimer:  While Dr. Hughes is not a Montessori practitioner, he is uniquely positioned to have an opinion on Montessori. You can read the full article from Dr. Hughes here. 1. Oversized Hands Montessori education is the original, and, I think, the best brain-based model... READ MORE

TOILETING: It doesn’t have to be so hard

July 15th, 2016
When to do it You can start the process of your child gaining Toilet Awareness from birth. This is possible by: Giving your child a rich language environment and consistently naming body parts, bodily functions, etc. Providing opportunities to sit on a potty chair once sitting independently. Using cloth diapers and underpants. By walking age (around 10-12 months) your child will have voluntary control of their sphincter muscles. This means they now have control over when they go and are for the first... READ MORE

CDS alumna stands out

July 14th, 2016
Listen to the mother of a former CDS student tell this story... [she] and another Beacon student flew to China to work with special needs orphans for 3 weeks.  After day 2, the other student needed to return home, and [she] stayed with the program. Over the summer I know it was a little tough for her as she still struggles with plans changing on the fly.  But blog updates and texts every 4 or 5... READ MORE

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We offer a continuous program from 16 months through 8th grade — inculding an all year program option for Pre-K/K and elementary school. LEARN MORE

TODDLER — Ages 16 mos.-3yrs

PRE-K/K — Ages 3-6

LOWER ELEMENTARY — Ages 6-9, Grades 1-3

UPPER ELEMENTARY — Ages 9-12, Grades 4-6

MIDDLE SCHOOL — Ages 12-14, Grades 7-8

SUMMER PROGRAMS — Ages 16 mos.-12 yrs., Toddler-Grade 6

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