Support Family Star on Colorado Gives Day!

Colorado Gives Day is December 8th, 2015! Any donations made to Family Star through on December 8th will be boosted by a $1 Million Incentive Fund provided by Community First Foundation and FirstBank. It’s the perfect time to make your annual gift or set up recurring pledge payments. To schedule your donation in advance: 1. Search for Family Star’s page on 2.
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Family Star’s School Closure Policy

Dear Parents: As the winter season is rapidly approaching, I want to remind everyone of Family Star’s school closure policy. Traditionally, Family Star pays attention to the closure decisions made by Denver Public Schools (DPS) when making final decisions regarding school closures.  However, there may be some instances when Family Star does not follow DPS’s school closure schedule and chooses to close to ensure
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NE Accreditation

Our Northeast Center is NAEYC Accredited!

We are proud to announce that our Northeast Center has received accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)! Our Northwest Center received accreditation earlier this year and we are very excited that the quality of both of our centers is reaffirmed by NAEYC. According to the NAEYC website, “NAEYC accreditation is the gold standard for early childhood programs across
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Colorado Symphony Visits Family Star Montessori NE!

On April 8th, 2015 our Northeast Center (2940 Curtis Street) enjoyed a visit from the Colorado Symphony! The Symphony is a partner of the City and County of Denver‘s 5 by 5 Program, which provides Denver Head Start and Early Head Start children and their families with year-round access and educational opportunities at fifteen of Denver’s amazing cultural venues at no cost. When the Colorado Symphony contacted us
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Making Space

Making Space by Kari Ewert-Krocker | Montessori Blog I come from a HUGE extended family. Growing up, my Mom, Brother Kevin, and I lived with my grandparents. There were thirteen of us in a house with one bathroom. On Sundays, all of my aunts and uncles who didn’t live at the house would come over with their kids, too. The place was full to
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How Are the Children?

The Masai tribe of Africa, long renowned for their warrior spirit, has a traditional greeting that the community uses to gauge the health of the tribe. It is, quite simply, “How are the children?” The traditional response “The children are well” means that peace and safety prevail; the priorities of protecting the young and the powerless are in place; and that the people have
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Parent Involvement and How it Impacts Students

Involved at School?  Why? There are many child care providers and (professional organizations) that encourage parents to be involved in their child’s early childhood education.  In fact, some child care providers require it as part of enrollment at the facility.  Many parents question why their involvement in their child’s education at such an early age is so important.  After all, these children are just
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For Immediate Release: Nationwide Study of Montessori in the Public Sector Includes Family Star

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Shanna Kattari 477-7827  Nationwide Study of Montessori in the Public Sector Includes Family Star Nationally recognized Montessori School will participate in ground breaking research about Montessori outcomes Denver, CO, July 31st, 2013 – The National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector (NCMPS) has been awarded a $300,000 grant to build a comprehensive database related to the methods and outcomes
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Exciting Events with Nobel Peace Laureate THIS Weekend!

Here is a free talk on Friday, March 15th: And a cheap, sliding scale film showing on Saturday, March 16th:

Kids Aren’t Very Good Multi-Taskers

As adults, we can talk on the phone, put dishes away, stir the dinner on the stove, and make sure our kids are safe and happy all at the same time.  Children do not have this ability- in their daily activities or in their development.  Children, especially younger ones, place all of their focus on one thing and get it figured out before they
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