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  • October 21, 2011 5:17 PM | Dee Hirsch (Administrator)

    Currently the Department of Early Learning is seeking comments and feedback on the Early Learning and Development Guidelines (aka "Benchmarks").  Join CDAGS and other directors is giving feedback on the guidelines.  It is important that all directors are not only aware of the guidelines, but also provide feedback.  This will be one of the last opportunities to be heard.

     Tuesday, October 25th; 10:00am – 11:30am

    Child Care Resources

    1225 S Weller Street, Suite 300, Seattle, WA  98144

    To RSVP – please email Adrienne at, or call 206-329-1011 ext 217

  • October 21, 2011 5:05 PM | Dee Hirsch (Administrator)
    Morning refreshments will be available at 8:00am, and the Welcome & Keynote Address by PSESD Superintendent Elect John Welch will begin at 8:30.

    In order to get the most out of this conference, please visit the Private Schools Day webpage, which contains the day's schedule, breakout session descriptions, and list of sponsoring vendors:

    Lunch is included in your registration fee, and there will be door prize drawings during lunch and at the end of the day.  Registration deadline has been extended to October 26, so feel free to share this news with your colleagues so they don't miss out on this great program. They can register online at:
  • September 08, 2011 2:07 PM | Nancy NDCWebDesign (Administrator)

    New Geiger magnet school has been designed from the ground up to suit a hands-on educational style.

    Daily Journal of Commerce article By Stephen Murakami, Hutteball & Oremus Architecture.  Click here to read the full article.

  • July 26, 2011 2:21 AM | Nancy NDCWebDesign (Administrator)

    Contact: Diana Mamerto Holz
    Phone:  (253) 833-7010

    Come see our classrooms for ages 1-6 years on Thursday, July 28th or Wednesday, August 3rd from 6-8pm. On August 3rd, our elementary location will be open to tour as well. Our address is 1116 Harvey Rd in Auburn. Visit our website at


  • July 11, 2011 9:28 PM | Dee Hirsch (Administrator)
    Dr. Pat Feltin is stepping down as Head of School at Eton School in June 2012. I have been retained to manage the school's search for a new Head.  Pat leaves big shoes to fill, and we are making every effort to recruit experienced Montessori educators.  Please read this Eton Position Statement.  In addition, if there are educators whom you think I should contact directly, please let me know.
    Tracy Bennett
  • June 24, 2011 3:37 PM | Nancy NDCWebDesign (Administrator)

    MACTE accredited Montessori Teacher Education Programs at Spring Valley Montessori School, starting in September 2011. Dedicated to Excellence in Education since 1951.

    EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (ages 2.5 - 6) Tuesdays 2:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (ages 6 - 12 complete Elementary spectrum) Saturdays 8:30 am - 5 pm

    Please contact: Spring Valley Montessori, Federal Way, WA.
    e-mail: justus

  • June 07, 2011 1:24 PM | Nancy NDCWebDesign (Administrator)

    Introduction and preparation for the support personnel in the Montessori Infant, Toddler and Early Childhood Environments

    20 Hours of Initial STARS Training

    Thursday, September 22, 2011 5-8pm
    Saturday, September 24, 2011 8-5pm
    Saturday, October 1, 2012 8-5pm
    Please note, we will only be taking 1/2 hour lunches on Saturday's

    Early Bird Special $200.00 by September 9, 2011
    Late registration: $225.00 (space available)

    Presented by: Tammy Oesting & Juliana Fitts

    Location: Woodinville Montessori School, Bothell Campus, 19102 North Creek Parkway, Suite 100, Bothell, WA 98011

    In this introductory interactive workshop series we will cover: Montessori Philosophy; Child Growth and Development; Health and Safety; Maintaining the Montessori Environment; Overview and Observation; and How to be a Professional Support Team Member. Topics are specific for the Infant, Toddler and Early Childhood classrooms and are designed as an introduction into the Montessori Classroom.

    Stars Hours: Successful completion of this workshop will earn the participant 20 hours of initial STARS training. Please bring your STARS number with you on the first day of class if you would like to receive STARS hours.

    contact Kristen Richter: Email:
    Registration form available online at

  • May 25, 2011 11:44 PM | Dee Hirsch (Administrator)
    The Current Board invites participation by more members in our 2011-12 year.  We are meeting at a planning retreat Wednesday, July 6.  We are eager to bring more talents to our Events, Communications, and Outreach activities.  PNMA Members who wish to be more involved as Volunteers or Board Members are encouraged to CONTACT US with your name and a statement of interest.

    Updates and announcements about Board meetings are to be found on the PNMA Leadership page.
  • May 16, 2011 12:34 PM | Nancy NDCWebDesign (Administrator)


    July 9- 9AM-3PM
    July 10-9AM- 12 noon

    8 STARS Curriculum Credits
    Location- Spring Valley Montessori School
    36605 Pacific Hwy. South
    Federal Way, WA 98003
    Presenter- Joseph Weisnewski
    Fee $125

    This is a special music workshop for non-musical teachers. Teachers already comfortable with music will find additional techniques to use in the classroom. No musical performance ability is required to succeed.

    Contact Joseph Weisnewski,, (425)-455-9562.

    Two Ways to register:

  • May 13, 2011 2:31 PM | Nancy NDCWebDesign (Administrator)


    Class meets June 15th, 22nd and 29th from 6:00-9:15pm and two Saturdays, June 18th and 25th from 9:30am-12:30pm. The evening sessions are held on campus at Green River Community College. The Saturday "workshops" will be held at Green River Montessori School in Auburn. Tuition is funded by the Department of Early Learning (Building Bridges). A $25.00 lab fee is required and covers all supplies. Email Diana Holz at for registration form.


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