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​North Star Montessori

Preschool & Kindergarten

Build Global Perspectives in Preschool: 

New Year Celebrations around the World

Reading Basics:

Montessori Style

Cultivate Kindness in the Classroom

​​​​Can Do Attitudes
Increase Children’s Learning


The Importance of Authentic Montessori Programs

Tips to Turn Holiday Clutter into Positive Play Spaces

Swing into Summer Fun at North Star Montessori

Kids Go Wild for 4th of July Watermelon Wands

You can also find her articles in the Jackson Area Collaborative Knowledge Source (J.A.C.K.S.) publication. 

Fall in Love with Outdoor Play

​​​Monarchs, Milkweed, and Back to School Butterflies

​​​Add Alpena, MI to your

Summer Fun Bucket List​

North Star's Peace Education Program

Heart Smart -
Wiggle, Dance and Move to a Healthier You!



North Star Montessori Director Barbara Barnes writes about Early Childhood Education topics in the classroom, as well as Montessori philosophy.​

Go Green With Recycled Art Projects

Join Us at NSM's Open House

North Star Montessori Blog

​​​Open House at

North Star Montessori Preschool & Kindergarten

Be the Calm You Want to See in Your Child During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Three Easy Ways to Encourage Learning Through Play