Chickadee Montessori is a traditional primary classroom offering a full range of materials and lessons for three to six year old children.
Our school is rooted in the following principles:
“We must help the child to act for himself, will for himself, think for himself;
this is the art of those who aspire
to serve the spirit.” -Maria Montessori
Montessori is a way of life
As educators we bring "help to life” - giving the child what they need, when they need it. The teacher serves as a guide, providing the dynamic link between the child and the environment
Follow the child: our smaller group setting allows for your child's needs to seen and met
Developing a sense of community while learning from one another in a mixed age classroom
The child has freedom of choice within a prepared environment
“When children come into contact with nature, they reveal their strength.“
A nature based experience inside and out of the classroom
We are nestled in a charming log building located on a quiet street on the east end of Livingston, Montana. The school is surrounded by mature fruit trees, berry bushes, spruce trees and gardens. Our backyard shares the gifts of an adjacent Cottonwood grove filled with chattering birds (including many friendly Chickadees) and roaming deer that visit us daily.
"Let the children be free; encourage them; let them run outside when it is raining; let them remove their shoes when they find a puddle of water; and, when the grass of the meadows is damp with dew, let them run on it and trample it with their bare feet; let them rest peacefully when a tree invites them to sleep
beneath it's shade; let them shout and laugh when the sun wakes them in the morning..."