Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Our Awesome Playground

When I run into graduates of our school who are now much older I always ask what they remember about Dundee Montessori. The insect unit, the clay program, singing in Japanese and always the playground! This playground stays with kids for years. We believe in play that is spontaneous and only watched over by us. Children need to create their own outdoors world without grown ups. 

For 30 years we have been educating children in the neighborhood of Dundee, a 100 year old neighborhood with grand old houses.

Our entry is on the side.

The patio has a shade cover so we can be out in the full sun and even rain storms and be comfortable. 

It is a wonderland of play.

Our stage area with music wall for dress up and singing.

Miss Shirley has been with us for 20 years!

The balance beams are a favorite.

They love to hit these with the bats

We eat at our picnic tables on all nice days.

Our vintage drinking fountain from my youth.

Our huge driveway extends our play!
This experience is beloved by all children who are lucky enough to be with us!