Grace & Courtesy at Children’s Workshop

Every community has a culture of expectations for behavior. The Children’s Workshop community’s culture is built upon a belief of caring, respect, and consideration for others in and within our community’s environment—indoors and out, at school and away from school (at home, too).

In order for everyone to be comfortable in our community we would like to share the following guidelines while interacting and communicating within the CW community…if understood and utilized then teachers, parents and others visiting the school can provide role-model behaviors representative of what we foster and introduce in the classrooms. Thus, everyone has a better opportunity to understand and be active within the CW community.

Follow direct lines of communication; that is, speak to the person who can directly address your concerns, provide the information you seek, or offer the support you need. (This can be a challenge, sometimes, especially if you’re trying to speak to a teacher who is busy with their first responsibility—the children. Email or leave a note in the office—or maybe someone in the office can provide the information you need?)

  • Walk and speak softly in all areas where children and adults are working and concentrating.
  • If you need prompt assistance and the person you’re seeking is occupied please leave a note requesting immediate action.
  • Greet people, young and older, in a warm and friendly manner.
  • Use a respectful tone of voice when speaking to others.
  • Suggest positive actions or resolutions
  • Listen attentively and with an open mind.
  • Communicate in a clear and timely manner.
  • Clean and straighten up after finishing an activity.
  • Show appreciation.
  • Listen.
  • Empathize with others.
  • Support our natural environment by reducing, reusing, and recycling.

We greatly appreciate your desire to support the extensions of the Grace and Courtesy lessons we give in the classrooms (Dr. Maria Montessori was nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize, after all!).

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What makes Montessori education unique?

In Montessori, we follow the child rather than follow the curriculum. A Montessori school is completely child-centered -- we teach each child according to their specific needs to help them reach their full potential.
Grace & Courtesy at Children's Workshop

A Parent’s Perspective

"Our experience at Children's Workshop has been fantastic. The program is a true Montessori program, different from the chain programs that call themselves such. The staff is well prepared and loving. The children learn to become a part of a social family, while thriving academically. As parents, we have benefited not only from the school, but also from the fellowship with other parents. It is a joy to have found Children's Workshop Montessori! I highly recommend it!"
Owner's Manual for a Montessori Child