Detox 101: February 28th

Well, I have finished my 48 hour Master Cleanse. It was a great experience and surprised me in so many ways. Who would think that you could actually enjoy not eating much but some steamed veggies once or twice a day for two straight days and just drink tea or water, lemon, cayenne pepper and maple syrup?  Well I did and it was very therapeutic.  Now that it is over, I am going slow reintroducing foods and eating less than I did before the cleanse. Gradual reentry is good.  The official day to start is tomorrow and some of you have let me know that you will be doing it next week. The ODA trip this weekend has affected some plans. If anyone is doing it this weekend and wants some support, please let me know! Love to hear from you and how you are doing! It is fun to share...
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Literary Arts Week begins March 11th!

Did you know that the well-known children’s author and illustrator Mo Willems kicked off his career as a writer and animator for Sesame Street and earned six Emmy Awards? During Brooksfield School's annual Literary Arts Celebration, students in both the Lower and Upper Schools will learn this and much more about Willems, whose books have awarded the prestigious Caldecott Honors. On Wednesday, March 13 th , the students will hear how local children’s author Susan Stockdale approaches the writing process. Be sure to attend the Assembly on Thursday, March 14th to see the children's Willems-based art and presentations. Also, Brooksfield will host a book drive all week . Please help your child choose some gently-used books for the boxes we will have stationed at carpool from the 11 th through the 15 th . We will be donating the books to INOVA Children’s Hospital.
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Detox 101: Day Two

Hi to tour Group!  I am on day 2 of the modified Master Cleanse. This morning my alarm was not necessary.  I was up and out before it went off! The dry brushing was really helpful and the hot shower felt great. Journaling is good because a lot is coming up that certainly hasn't had the time or space to come up before. My days are busier than I would like but the thermos is filled with the cleanse and my mind feels super sharp! The hunger comes and goes so riding that wave is interesting. No specific food cravings at this time. Hopefully some of you are going to do the cleanse and if you can't this weekend, let me know and I will be happy to coach you through at a later date. For me, it has already had so many benefits, it will become a regular routine to...
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Detox 101: Master Cleanse

We are going to start a Detox as a group on Friday.  We have choices to make about which one suits us best. I have chosen The Master Cleanse by Paul Pitchford because I want to try something new that I have done before. So far, so good. In order to lead the group, I wanted to start a little earlier and give you the highlights of what comes up and how to move through it. There are  brief moments of hunger but they have passed quickly. Also a good reminder to drink the cleanse of spring water, lemon, cayenne pepper and Grade B Organic Maple Syrup. I get busy and forget to drink more! It does not help to drive by any food stores or restaurants! That increased the challenge!  When feelings of being cool or empty come up, warm herbal tea has hit the spot!  It is interesting to...
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Detox 101: Mid-February Green Pick-Me-Up

Dear Detox101 Friends! I wanted to touch base with you as we are now getting closer to our date of starting the Detox Program. This morning I made a green smoothie in an effort to get in my antioxidants with Sun is Shining, a green superfood supplement. This smoothie supports your immune system on a snowy grey day. It provides all the nutrients of a green food which is rich in probiotics and it enhances your digestion as well as your nutrient absorption. I will share with you what I put into my VitaMix. Mary Anne's Mid-February Green Pick-me-up Half of a banana A few chunks of pineapple 1 teaspoon of Organic Coconut Oil 1 cup of water mixed with coconut water Dash of cinnamon 1 teaspoon of Camu Powder 1 teaspoon of Lacuma Powder Ice cubes Voila! A gorgeous green refresher and great way to start your day.  To add...
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Extended Day in Kindergarten , Northern Virginia

Brooksfield Montessori School , located near Arlington, Virginia, on five wooded acres, not only offers a truly incredible Montessori program for preschool , kindergarten and elementary children, but a wonderfully rich after-care program as well. Brooksfield's Extended Day program is led by two experienced, well-trained teachers who design activities that are age-appropriate and fun for the children in each age group. The afternoon includes arts and crafts, cooking and special snacks, stories, games, free-play, outdoor play, indoor field trips, computer time, songs and games, to name a few.  Sometimes, they even have a silly hair day or a cozy pajama day.  And, now Extended Day will be offered during Brooksfield's Summer Camp  ,as well.  And, Brooksfield now has a beautiful new bus for field trips. Awesome! For more information about Brooksfield Montessori's After School Program , please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org
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Come Visit our Elementary Montessori Program- McLean, VA!

Brooksfield Montessori School which is located outside of Reston, Virginia, not only offers preschool and kindergarten Montessori programs (including full-day Kindergarten), but also an outstanding elementary Montessori program as well. Brooksfield's elementary students experience a well-rounded, exciting, experiential, highly academic program that is taught by warm, experienced, Montessori trained teachers who guide their students into becoming thinkers and problem solvers with a thirst for learning.  If you haven't had a tour of Brooksfield Montessori school yet...check out this video..and then call the office for a visit!
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Prestigious Montessori School in DC Metro Area

Children from all over the DC metropolitan area come to tour Brooksfield private Montessori school , which is located in McLean, VA.  What they find is a warm, happy, industrious atmosphere where children and parents alike are welcomed with friendly greetings and the happy sounds of children.  They peek into classrooms in the lower school to see children in the Montessori preschool program and the Montessori Kindergarten program spooning lentils, counting objects, washing windows, having snack, painting, doing multiplication with beads, learning to read using the movable alphabet, writing creative stories, classifying living and non-living objects, studying the continents of the world, for example.  Or, they pop into the Montessori Elementary program to find students labeling parts of speech, working on "infinity street," writing poetry and studying iambic pentameter, studying respected artists, or making human element chains while learning the periodic table, for instance.   Touring parents are able to see the...
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Kindergarten Program in McLean, VA

Brooksfield Montessori School in Northern Virginia , offers a wonderful full-day Kindergarten program. The program is largely Montessori based, of course, but it also incorporates a few main-stream activities, such as small and large group lessons and some work in workbooks.  The children are mixed with the preschool Montessori children in the morning and then split into an all Kindergarten group while the little ones rest or nap. Further, the Kindergarten children have opportunities to work with the elementary program students during a program Brooksfield calls "buddy reading," where Kindergarten children read with Upper School children. And, Kindergartners are invited to join Brooksfield Players, the school's theatre group that is comprised of children ages five through ten.  Brooksfield's comprehensive program also includes formal lessons in art , music, movement, Spanish and Outdoor Adventures, to name a few.  For more information on Brooksfield private School , please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org
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Summer Camp Near Fairfax, VA

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Summer's warm face is peeking out...so, sign up now for Brooksfield Montessori School's 2012 summer camp !  The camp, which is open to children ages 3-9, is located on the school's gorgeous 5 acre lot in McLean, just a few miles from Arlington, VA.  The grounds include a beautiful playground, a field for sports and field games and a sprawling wooded area that is perfect for nature walks.  Brooksfield's camp includes swimming lessons, outdoor adventures, arts and crafts, water play, playground time, stories, cooking, dancing, Teddy tennis, singing, friendship, indoor field trips and a boatload of summer FUN!  Children in both the primary Montessori program and the Elementary Montessori program are invited to attend.  Spaces are extremely limited, so call the office today to secure a spot in this wonderful program! For more information about Brooksfield Summer Camp which is located in Fairfax County, Virginia, please visit www.brooksfieldschoo.org
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Private Elementary School in Northern Virginia

Brooksfield Montessori school which is located in McLean, VA, is just a hop, skip and a jump away from Arlington, VA and Washington, DC.  Brooksfield offers a top notch education for children in preschool , kindergarten and elementary grades.  Brooksfield's elementary Montessori program is outstanding and boasts graduates who have gone on to all of the top high schools in the area and colleges around the country.  This Northern Virginia private school makes teacher training and experience a high priority, and it shows. Their classrooms are filled with happy children who have been taught to love learning, stay curious, ask questions, think outside the box and be themselves. Now, THAT'S education. Check out brooksfield private elementary school program at www.brooksfieldschool.org.
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Montessori Brooksfield Kindergarten in McLean, VA

Brooksfield Montessori School , located in McLean, VA, just a few miles from Arlington, offers an exceptional full day Montessori Kindergarten program . The children work in mixed-age groups in the morning and then with just their kindergartners in the afternoon, while their younger classmates are resting or napping.  Full day Kindergarten students work with hands-on Montessori materials, learning math, science, language & reading, writing, geography, history, art  & art history, music, dance, Spanish and theatre, among other things.  They also spend time in both small and large groups, exposing them to all types of teaching styles and classroom situations.  All of this industry is wrapped in a warm, laughter-filled, joyful setting.  Now THAT is something to smile about! For more information about Brooksfield Montessori School's Kindergarten program , please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org
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McLean VA- Extended Day in Private School

The After School Program at Brooksfieldprivate school, located in McLean, Virginia, is top notch.  The Extended Day program begins at 3pm and includes activities such as outdoor play, arts and crafts, cooking, games, free play, field games, stories, songs, and even in-house field trips. Also, the incredible and well-trained after care teachers plan special activities such as Muffins with Mom and Donuts With Dad, which delight children and parents alike.  Allpreschool,Kindergarten and elementary Montessori children are eligible for theafter-school careprogram.  Spaces fill quickly...so, sign up now for your Fall 2011 Extended Day spot! For more information on BrooksfieldMontessori School'sAfter School Care, please visit >www.brooksfieldschool.org.
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Top Montessori School in Fairfax County

Children from all over the DC metropolitan area come to tour Brooksfield private Montessori school , which is located in McLean, VA.  What they find is a warm, happy, industrious atmosphere where children and parents alike are welcomed with friendly greetings and the happy sounds of children.  They peek into classrooms in the lower school to see children in the Montessori preschool program and the Montessori Kindergarten program spooning lentils, counting objects, washing windows, having snack, painting, doing multiplication with beads, learning to read using the movable alphabet, writing creative stories, classifying living and non-living objects, studying the continents of the world, for example.  Or, they pop into the Montessori Elementary program to find students labeling parts of speech, working on "infinity street," writing poetry and studying iambic pentameter, studying respected artists, or making human element chains while learning the periodic table, for instance.   Touring parents are able to see the...
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Stunning Private School in McLean, VA

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Brooksfield School is a private school in Northern Virginia that educates children in the preschool through 4th grade age range.  Brooksfield's program is a highly regarded, highly academic program...with a twist.  The twist is that creating an atmosphere of love, acceptance and nurture in each classroom is the underpinning of their educational philosophy. Children in the Montessori preschool and Montessori elementary programs are taught HOW to think, not WHAT to think. They are guided and challenged through discovery, exciting activities, and individual and group lessons from highly trained, experienced teachers.  Walking into a Brooksfield classroom, you instantly feel the energy and natural excitement for learning. The rooms are alive with industry and the children are focused and engaged but also free to social and move and just be children. If you have not yet witnessed this stunning school, which incidentally sits on 5 gorgeous acres (facilitating a lot of wonderful outdoor...
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After School Program McLean VA

Brooksfield Montessori School , located near Arlington, Virginia, on five wooded acres, not only offers a truly incredible Montessori program for preschool , kindergarten and elementary children, but a wonderfully rich after-care program as well. Brooksfield's Extended Day program is led by two experienced, well-trained teachers who design activities that are age-appropriate and fun for the children in each age group. The afternoon includes arts and crafts, cooking and special snacks, stories, games, free-play, outdoor play, indoor field trips, computer time, songs and games, to name a few.  Sometimes, they even have a silly hair day or a cozy pajama day.  And, now Extended Day will be offered during Brooksfield's Summer Camp  ,as well.  And, Brooksfield now has a beautiful new bus for field trips. Awesome! For more information about Brooksfield Montessori's After School Program , please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org
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Private Full Day Kindergarten

Brooksfield Montessori School in Northern Virginia , offers a wonderful full-day Kindergarten program. The program is largely Montessori based, of course, but it also incorporates a few main-stream activities, such as small and large group lessons and some work in workbooks.  The children are mixed with the preschool Montessori children in the morning and then split into an all Kindergarten group while the little ones rest or nap. Further, the Kindergarten children have opportunities to work with the elementary program students during a program Brooksfield calls "buddy reading," where Kindergarten children read with Upper School children. And, Kindergartners are invited to join Brooksfield Players, the school's theatre group that is comprised of children ages five through ten.  Brooksfield's comprehensive program also includes formal lessons in art , music, movement, Spanish and Outdoor Adventures, to name a few.  For more information on Brooksfield private School , please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org
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Summer Camp In McLean, Virginia

Brooksfield Montessori School's summer camp , which is open to children ages 3-9, is located on the private school's gorgeous 5 acre lot in McLean, just a few miles from Reston, VA.  The grounds include a beautiful playground, a field for sports and field games and a sprawling wooded area that is perfect for nature walks.  Brooksfield school's camp includes swimming lessons, outdoor adventures, arts and crafts, water play, playground time, stories, cooking, dancing, singing, friendship, field trips and a boatload of summer FUN!  Children in both the primary Montessori program and the Elementary Montessori program are invited to attend as well as neighborhood children and children from other area schools.  Spaces are limited, so apply early!  For more information about Brooksfield Summer Camp which is located in McLean, Virginia, please visit www.brooksfieldschoo.org
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Metropolitan DC Private School

Children from all over the DC metropolitan area come to tour Brooksfield private Montessori school , which is located in McLean, VA, not far from Oakton, Virginia.  What they find is a warm, happy, industrious atmosphere where children and parents alike are welcomed with friendly greetings and the happy sounds of children.  They peek into classrooms in the lower school to see children in the Montessori preschool program and the Montessori Kindergarten program spooning lentils, counting objects, washing windows, having snack, painting, doing multiplication with beads, learning to read using the movable alphabet, writing creative stories, classifying living and non-living objects, studying the continents of the world, for example.  Or, they pop into the Montessori Elementary program to find students labeling parts of speech, working on "infinity street," writing poetry and studying iambic pentameter, studying respected artists, or making human element chains while learning the periodic table, for instance.   Touring parents...
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Montessori School in McLean gets Bus Transportation!

Brooksfield Montessori School which is located in McLean, Virginia, not only offers preschool and kindergarten Montessori programs (including full-day Kindergarten), but also an outstanding elementary Montessori program as well. Brooksfield's elementary students experience a well-rounded, exciting, experiential, highly academic program that is taught by warm, experienced, Montessori trained teachers who guide their students into becoming thinkers and problem solvers with a thirst for learning.  And, Brooksfield School now has their own shiny new school bus for field trips!  If you haven't had a tour of Brooksfield Montessori school yet...call the office for a visit!   For more information or to schedule a tour, please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org 
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Brooksfield School gets a new bus!

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At the end of the month, Brooksfield School located in McLean, Virginia will now have it's very own bus!  Look for the bus around town as we take it on local field trips around Northern Virginia!
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My New Love: CardStar

Since I have the organizing gene, anytime I can improve a system or process or use something in a new way that saves time or somehow is better, it is always something to celebrate.  I have been singing the praises of my new found treasure, the App, CardStar . My purse got about 5 pounds lighter thanks to an organizing friend who introduced me to it.   CardStar holds digitally all of the plastic cards and key tabs that many stores and restaurants entice us with to get discounts.   Viola, my wallet is not overstuffed and my three key rings (yes, I have three) can now just hold keys because all of the plastic cards and key tags can be left home!  In addition to the convenience of not having to carry all of the extra plastic, CardStar saves us time too as it organizes the cards alphabetically so there is no...
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Richard Louv: "The Nature Principle"

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  Mary Anne with National Bestselling Author, Richard Louv. Louv is best known for his book, "Last Child in the Woods". He has just published,"The Nature Principle" which addresses reconnecting with life in a virtual age. We have an autographed copy in the office for parents to borrow. Louv's urge to us at Brooksfield is to keep up our good work AND to not only support sustainability but to also CREATE MORE NATURE.  Join us in brainstorming on this topic!    
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I Got My Counter Back!

It has been really hard for me as the resident "neat freak" in our house to have cluttered kitchen counters these last few weeks.  My daughter has been working on her 1st grade assignment to create a leprechaun trap since the assignment was given a few weeks back.  Her quite large creation has been residing on our kitchen counter as she finessed it.  Today was the day that her project was due so I excitedly helped her transport it to school!  She also had a birthday party at the end of February so we have been working on her thank you notes at the kitchen table.   Of course an active 7 year old can only do a few at a time, so the box of notes has remained on the counter to be available when inspiration struck.  We finally sat down this weekend and she did a great job finishing them...
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Elementary Montessori Program in McLean

Brooksfield Montessori School which is located outside of Reston, Virginia, not only offers preschool and kindergarten Montessori programs (including full-day Kindergarten), but also an outstanding elementary Montessori program as well. Brooksfield's elementary students experience a well-rounded, exciting, experiential, highly academic program that is taught by warm, experienced, Montessori trained teachers who guide their students into becoming thinkers and problem solvers with a thirst for learning.  If you haven't had a tour of Brooksfield Montessori school yet...check out this video..and then call the office for a visit!
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Extended Day in McLean Private School

Brooksfield Montessori School , located in McLean, Virginia, on five wooded acres, not only offers a truly incredible Montessori program for preschool, kindergarten and elementary children, but a wonderfully rich after-care program as well. Brooksfield's Extended Day program is led by two experienced, well-trained teachers who design activities that are age-appropriate and fun for the children in each age group. The afternoon includes arts and crafts, cooking and special snacks, stories, games, free-play, outdoor play, indoor field trips, computer time, songs and games, to name a few.  Sometimes, they even have a silly hair day or a cozy pajama day.  And, now Extended Day will be offered during Brooksfield's Summer Camp as well.  Awesome! For more information about Brooksfield Montessori's After School Program , please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org
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Summer Camp Fabulous In McLean!

As the days get longer and the sun gets hotter...we are reminded that summer is a-comin'.  And, she's bringing all her warm weather fun with her!  Part of that fun...is Brooksfield Summer Camp , a seven- week program that begins mid-June and is open to children ages three through nine years.  The camp is held on the ground of Brooksfield Montessori School, which is located in McLean, Virginia , on five spectacular acres. The curriculum is centered around a weekly theme with carefully planned activities that are suited to each age group’s maturity and interest level.   Campers will enjoy playground time, snack, arts and crafts, swimming lessons, water play, cooking projects, friendship, fun, laughter and much more!  Space is limited, so early registration is recommended. For more information on Brooksfield Summer Camp , please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org.
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Fairfax County- Almost Time for Summer Camp!

Brooksfield Montessori school in, McLean, Virginia offers a superb Summer Camp program. The camp, which is held on Brooksfield's five lovely acres, just outside of Reston, VA, is a seven-week program, open to children ages 3 through 9 years old.  The camp curriculum encompasses a wide variety of activities suited to each age group’s maturity and interests. Weekly themes engage each camper and enrich his/her summer experience.  And, here's the best part!  Brooksfield Summer Camp is now offering Extended Day for the 2011 Summer season. Activities will include playground time, snack, arts and crafts, cooking, swimming lessons , water play, friendship, and tons of Summer fun!  Apply early, because spots fill quickly! For more information on Brooksfield Summer Camp in McLean, VA, please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org
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Northern Virginia- Private Montessori Elementary Program

Brooksfield Montessori school , located in McLean, Virginia , not far from Vienna, houses preschool through elementary school children.  The private school , unique not only for it's location on five gorgeous, wooded acres, but for it's mix of Montessori and traditional educational values, focuses on helping children develop an excitement for learning.  The children in the preschool and Kindergarten Montessori program as well as the elementary Montessori program are taught to be thinkers and problem solvers and to follow their natural curiosity. That innate curiosity is further ignited by Brooksfield School's superb teaching staff, a group of highly trained, experienced, Montessori certified teachers who guide the children using didactic materials that help them learn through experience.  Mixed with that method, is a pinch of traditional large group and "paper and pencil" activities that expose the children to group instruction and cooperative learning, helping them become well rounded students. Now THAT...
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Washington Metro Area- Full Day Kindergarten

Brooksfield Montessori School , which is conveniently located in the Washington metro area, near Reston, Virginia, offers a full day Kindergarten that is well rounded, adding both academic subjects and the arts to the curriculum.  The kindergarten children in this private Montessori program use hands-on materials and experiential activities to learn and master concepts.  For instance, the children may visit an aquarium when studying marine life or an art museum when learning about a particular artist.  In addition, the children are surrounded by warm, loving teachers who are experienced and extremely well-trained.  Now THAT'S a recipe for success!
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New Year's Tip #3 - Managing Time

Okay, I realize it is mid-February, however we are still in the 1st quarter of the new year.  The number one reason why most people want to get organized is to do more with their 24 hours, and to live better.  We all feel pressed for time and really the best, easiest and cheapest way to add more time in our day is to find it through getting organized.  Do you know that the average person loses an hour a day looking for things, day dreaming, procrastinating and trying to figure out what they should do? I think this is a conservative estimate and really most of us waste more time daily.  How can we stop this continual waste of time?  If you do the math, an hour a day adds up to two weeks a year of wasted time. The following ideas can be applied to both our personal and...
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Private Montessori Program in McLean, VA

Just a short drive from Reston , Virginia, Brooksfield Montessori School offers a  private Montessori preschool program, a full-day Kindergarten and a Montessori elementary program .  In every classroom in this bright, brilliant, warm school, the children are respected and taught to respect.  The Montessori Method focuses specifically on respect for self, respect for others and respect for environment.  As such, Brooksfield's students take pride in learning to wash their hands properly, brush their teeth and prepare their own snacks.  In respecting their surroundings, they are given lessons in table washing, floor sweeping, crumbing, window washing etc.  And, out of respect for each other, both children and adults use manner words such as please, thank you and excuse me regularly.  The children take delight in all of these wonderful activities and enjoy being a part of their classroom community. For more information on the Montessori Method, or Brooksfield Montessori School, please...
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Full Day Private Kindergarten Program in McLean, VA

Brooksfield Montessori School , which is conveniently located in the Washington metro area, near Reston, Virginia, offers a full day Kindergarten that is well rounded, adding both academic subjects and the arts to the curriculum.  The kindergarten children in this private Montessori program use hands-on materials and experiential activities to learn and master concepts.  For instance, the children may visit an aquarium when studying marine life or an art museum when learning about a particular artist.  In addition, the children are surrounded by warm, loving teachers who are experienced and extremely well-trained.  Now THAT'S a recipe for success! For more information on Brooksfield's Full Day Kindergarten program in McLean, VA ,  please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org
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Extended Day Program in Private School

The After School Program at Brooksfield private school , located in McLean, Virginia , is top notch.  The Extended Day program begins at 3pm and includes activities such as outdoor play, arts and crafts, cooking, games, free play, field games, stories, songs, and even in-house field trips. Also, the incredible and well-trained after care teachers plan special activities such as Muffins with Mom and Donuts With Dad, which delight children and parents alike. All preschool, Kindergarten and elementary Montessori children are eligible for the www.brooksfieldschool.org/extended-day-green-Montessori-school program. Spaces fill quickly...so, sign up now for your Fall 2011 Extended Day spot! For more information on Brooksfield Montessori School's After School Care, please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org.
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Excellent Summer Camp in McLean

On the winds of Spring, blows a glorious Virginia Summer. Hot and humid, perhaps, but also filled with splishity-splashity fun!  The children of Brooksfield Montessori school, as well as children from around the community, will be laughing and playing and swimming their way through the summer heat at Brooksfield Summer Camp , a 7-week summer program open to children ages 3 through 10 years. The summer camp boasts a well-qualified, well-trained staff that that plans age-appropriate activities including arts and crafts, water play, field-trips, outdoor adventures, cooking, swimming lessons and much more. Don't be left out in the cold...or should we say, the heat!  And, Brooksfield now offers Extended Day hours during camp! Spaces fill quickly, so contact Brooksfield Montessori School today, to reserve your spot! Brooksfield School in McLean, Virginia plans more than education. Visit www.brooksfieldschool.org to learn more about  summer camp in Northern Virginia.   
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Montessori Elementary in Northern Virginia

Brooksfield Montessori School which is located outside of Reston, Virginia, not only offers preschool and kindergarten Montessori programs (including full-day Kindergarten), but also an outstanding elementary Montessori program as well. Brooksfield's elementary students experience a well-rounded, exciting, experiential, highly academic program that is taught by warm, experienced, Montessori trained teachers who guide their students into becoming thinkers and problem solvers with a thirst for learning.  If you haven't had a tour of Brooksfield Montessori school yet...check out this video..and then call the office for a visit!
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New Year's Organizing Tip #2 - Where does it go?

Okay, now that you have purged all of the old paper and clutter from your rooms it is time to organize them.  The best way to get organized and stay that way is to zone your rooms and assign a home to every object.  Sounds like a lot of work, but it isn't really.  So, for example in the family room, common activities may be playing video games, watching t.v., reading and relaxing.  Objects you will need to contain are video games, DVDs, books, remote controls, wraps and throws, etc.  Start one room at a time and find a home for everything.  Once you have a home for EVERYTHING then literally it should take less than 10 minutes to pick up several rooms in your home. The harder clutter to contain is paper because it can quickly become overwhelming and look worse than it is if it isn't processed every day. ...
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McLean area Summer Camp!

Spring is on its way...and then it's just a hop, skip and a splash away from SUMMER TIME!  So, sign up now for Brooksfield Montessori School's 2012 summer camp !  The camp, which is open to children ages 3-9, is located on the school's gorgeous 5 acre lot in McLean, just a few miles from Arlington, VA.  The grounds include a beautiful playground, a field for sports and field games and a sprawling wooded area that is perfect for nature walks.  Brooksfield's camp includes swimming lessons, outdoor adventures, arts and crafts, water play, playground time, stories, cooking, dancing, singing, friendship, indoor field trips and a boatload of summer FUN!  Children in both the primary Montessori program and the Elementary Montessori program are invited to attend.  Spaces are limited to call submit your camp application today! For more information about Brooksfield Summer Camp, please visit www.brooksfieldschoo.org
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New Year's Clutter Busting Strategy # 1 - Purge the Stuff

As we start a new year, I thought it would be helpful to discuss clutter busting strategies.  To that end I'll focus my January posts on general organizing tips.  My husband and I always get a laugh, as I prepare for our, at least monthly charity donation pick-ups, at our house, as he sings the line "....give it away, give it away, give it away now..." from the Red Hot Chili Peppers song "Give it Away".    If you only keep items in your space and closets that you love (and that fits) and represents how you live now, you won't believe how easy it is to put together a few donation bags a month .     If you haven't already, call up your favorite charities, and get on their regular pick-up schedule to give away your gently used items not needed.   There is so much that  comes in to our homes...
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Top Rated Summer Camp in the DC Area

Brooksfield Montessori school in, McLean, Virginia hosts a superb Summer Camp program. The camp, which is held on Brooksfield's five lovely acres, just outside of Reston, VA, is a seven-week program, open to children ages 3 through 9 years old.  The camp curriculum encompasses a wide variety of activities suited to each age group’s maturity and interests. Weekly themes engage each camper and enrich his/her summer experience.  And, here's the best part!  Brooksfield Summer Camp is now offering Extended Day for the 2011 Summer season. Activities will include playground time, snack, arts and crafts, cooking, swimming lessons , water play, friendship, and tons of Summer fun!  Apply early for the 2012 season as spots fill quickly! For more information on Brooksfield Summer Camp in McLean, VA, please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org
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Elementary Montessori in McLean, VA

Brooksfield Montessori school , which is located in McLean, Virginia , goes above and beyond when it comes to curriculum.  For the elementary school children, they offer not only the usual Montessori classroom work, but also a program called Outdoor Adventures .  ODA, as it is affectionately referred to by staff and children, gives children the opportunity to excel outside the walls of the classroom, while learning about and experiencing outdoor sports (such as rock climbing, canoeing, hiking, camping etc.) science and nature.  This program also builds teamwork, cooperation, trust, problem solving skills and a sense of wonder and respect for the great outdoors. For more information on ODA or Brooksfield's elementary school program , please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org.
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Extended Day in Private School

The After School Program at Brooksfield private school , located in McLean, Virginia , is top notch.  The Extended Day program begins at 3pm and includes activities such as outdoor play, arts and crafts, cooking, games, free play, field games, stories, songs, and even in-house field trips. Also, the incredible and well-trained after care teachers plan special activities such as Muffins with Mom and Donuts With Dad, which delight children and parents alike.  All preschool, Kindergarten and elementary Montessori children are eligible for the after-school care program.  Spaces fill quickly...so, sign up now for your Fall 2011 Extended Day spot! For more information on Brooksfield Montessori School's After School Care, please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org.
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Lice Free and Decorated for the Holidays!

We have had the unfortunate experience of having to deal with a lice infestation in my daughter’s class room at school.  This means of course, she has brought them home.  To get rid of them is a bear because not only do you have to spend hours cleaning and combing through the infected head to try to find the nits (lice eggs), but you have to clean and remove from the environment everything that mirrors hair (blankets, rugs and of course the plethora of stuffed animals)!  So, the good news is we have been lice free for several weeks now (though they are still in her classroom). With the mild weather we had a few weeks ago it seemed like everyone in our neighborhood decorated for the holidays early.  I like decorating our home for Christmas, but because we get a live tree, we can’t decorate too early.  My husband took...
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Brooksfield is in Washington Home and Garden

Brooksfield's visit with Chef Tom is in Washington Home and garden!  Check out the article!  Click on: http://www.whgmag.com/index.php/myblog/brooksfield-school-invites-chef-tom-elder-of-h%C3%A4rth-restaurant-to-present-about-farm-to-table.html  
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Private Elementary Program in Northern Virigina

Brooksfield Montessori school , which is located in McLean, Virginia , goes above and beyond when it comes to curriculum.  For the elementary school children, they offer not only the usual Montessori classroom work, but also a program called Outdoor Adventures .  ODA, as it is affectionately referred to by staff and children, gives children the opportunity to excel outside the walls of the classroom, while learning about and experiencing outdoor sports (such as rock climbing, canoeing, hiking, camping etc.) science and nature.  This program also builds teamwork, cooperation, trust, problem solving skills and a sense of wonder and respect for the great outdoors. For more information on ODA or Brooksfield's elementary school program , please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org.
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Extended Day in Montessori Kindergarten ,Northern Virginia

Brooksfield Montessori School , located near Arlington, Virginia, on five wooded acres, not only offers a truly incredible Montessori program for preschool , kindergarten and elementary children, but a wonderfully rich after-care program as well. Brooksfield's Extended Day program is led by two experienced, well-trained teachers who design activities that are age-appropriate and fun for the children in each age group. The afternoon includes arts and crafts, cooking and special snacks, stories, games, free-play, outdoor play, indoor field trips, computer time, songs and games, to name a few.  Sometimes, they even have a silly hair day or a cozy pajama day.  And, now Extended Day will be offered during Brooksfield's Summer Camp  ,as well.  And, Brooksfield now has a beautiful new bus for field trips. Awesome! For more information about Brooksfield Montessori's After School Program , please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org
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Exceptional Private School in Fairfax County

If you're looking for an exceptional school for your children, check out The Brooksfield School in McLean, Virginia. Located just outside of Vienna, in the DC Metro area, Brooksfield school offers a warm and wonderful Montessori education for children in preschool, kindergarten and elementary grades. The school focuses heavily on the Montessori principles including care of self, care of others and care of the environment. They also believe strongly in allowing free creativity and in teaching children "how" to think, not "what" to think.  The parent body is a wonderfully supportive group that welcomes new comers with open arms and one that works together to help with school activities, class parties and field trips.  The arts program at Brooksfield private school is exceptional and includes art, dance, music, Spanish, Cultural studies, acting & theatre, woodworking, chess club, physical education and much more. For more information on Brooksfield Montessori School , please...
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Greening Up Your Holiday - EcoFabulously

Holiday tips courtesy of  EcoFabulous : When it comes to decorating for the holidays, green decor means more than hanging a pine wreath outside. This season, be inspired by all of the eco-friendly options available (including the DIY route!) and commit to creating a healthy home for your family and the planet. From lights to ornaments, to modern menorahs and sustainable stockings - we've got you covered! To Tree or Not to Tree, the Evergreen Question: Whether you prefer the fresh smell of pine or prefer the ease of a fake tree, each option has an eco angle. For the live route, research organic Christmas tree farms in your area. Check outGreenPromise.com or LocalHarvest.com - both feature farm directories by zip code. Buying a live tree that can be replanted in your backyard is the best choice, but if you choose a cut tree be sure to recycle it responsibly -...
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Getting Back To Living Life

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 “Getting back to your life” is the tag line of my physical therapy center, and it is one that I relate to as an organizer.     My sessions at the center helped unlock my frozen shoulder condition, and at times my sessions there were uncomfortable and painful.   I am in a better position now to get back to my life thanks to the exercise regimen they put together for me.   They explained that for my shoulder to continue to improve I need to commit to my 30 minute shoulder exercises daily.   Do I skip days here and there?   Of course, but for the most part I am committed to it because I want to get back to my life…especially on the tennis court! Similarly, organizing helps us get back to our lives because if we are committed to keeping up...
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The Gift of Time This Sunday

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 What did you do with your extra hour gained this past weekend with the end of daylight savings time?   Don’t you wish we could have an extra hour each day to tie up loose ends, plan and prioritize or do something for ourselves?   Maybe we can mirror the feeling of bliss I know I felt Sunday morning with my extra hour. How so?   Here are some time saving tips that may get you close to an hour.   Get organized.   See my blog from September 9th on ORDER – organize, routines, delete, edit and readiness .   On average we lose an hour a day looking for things or trying to figure out what we need to do.   This hour adds up to a staggering 14 days a year of time thrown away!   Zone each of your spaces so...
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EWG - A Go-To Source for Latest Health and Green Advice

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Normal.dotm 0 0 1 284 1621 Green Living Consulting 13 3 1990 12.0 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false EWG - or the  Environmental Working Group  (ewg.org) is a DC-based organization whose mission is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. This non-profit is a powerhouse of information in addition to advocating on our behalf! When it come to Children's Health the have done extensive research on Bisphenol A and why we should avoid it, Kid-Safe Chemicals, the dangers of fluoride and mercury in products, as well as arsenic in treated wood. Here are just a few of the great resources they make available so you can know how to keep your children healthy inside and living in a safe environment:  2011 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce Skin Deep: Cosmetic Safety Database Skin Deep: Sunscreens 2011 - best and...
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International Walk to School Day!

What a picture perfect day we had for this year's International Walk to School Day! Though, we live so close to my daughter's elementary school (Belle View Elementary), and we really should be able to walk, it still requires a lot of planning, organization and good moods to pull it off. Since I'm an organizer and I am a proponent of doing everything that can possibly be done for the next day, the night before, there should be plenty of time in the morning to make walking to school a reality. However, what ends up happening is time evaporates in the morning and most mornings we are just making it out the door in time to get to school by driving. So, it was a big deal for us to walk on Wednesday. Though we had prepared and the lunch was made, outfit laid out, hair style determined the night before,...
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Making Better Food Choices by Mary Anne Duffus

As the founder of Brooksfield, I have always felt it was my duty to keep learning and growing as a person so that I could share those interests with the students through programs that we have designed to keep Brooksfield on the cutting edge. Interests in Outdoor Adventures, photography, sustainability, organic gardening, social development outside the Montessori classroom and team building to name a few. Over the past several years I have worked with a group of women named The Citizens for Community Wellness who work together to build better lifestyle options for our McLean community. We held Green Day last year in an attempt to educate our families about healthier and better choices available for our children's health, exercise and home life. We also introduced you last year to better nutrition through classes taught by Anita Capizzi RN and health counselor. Some of you continued your time with her and...
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Too Many Choices

Hi Brooksfield Community!  I know it has been awhile since I have blogged, but I hope to communicate more regularly.  Hope you all had a great summer and that everyone in your home has transitioned nicely to their respective fall work and school schedules.  More on that in another blog... Don’t you cringe sometimes when you go down any store’s aisles at the choices we have? Yes, we are very lucky to have so many choices, but my inner organizer screams, “let’s simplify already” as all of these choices are making it harder to make decisions. In fact I read recently in Real Simple magazine (one of my favorites) that a study led by the University of Minnesota found students faced with multiple choices had less physical stamina and were more likely to procrastinate. I can totally relate to that because that is exactly what I do! The experts at Real...
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Gear Up Your Home for Cold Weather

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The kids are back in school, work is getting busy again...and most likely the weather will start to change soon (although you wouldn't think we are nearly in October given the recent wet and humid conditions). Assuming Fall is soon on its way and we are in store for some cooler weather, making it a great time to weatherize your home before that cold hits us. Here are 4 green tips to help you transition into Fall: 1. Weatherize Your Home for Winter When it comes to energy efficiency, one of the easiest and least expensive green practices you can do is to plug and seal leaks air leaks - called weatherization. Fall is a great time to prepare your home for the winter months before it gets too cold. According to the Department of Energy, heating accounts for the biggest chunk of our utility bill, accounting for more than 40%...
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Private Montessori Elementary Program in McLean, VA

If you're looking for an exceptional school for your children, check out The Brooksfield School in McLean, Virginia. Located just outside of Vienna, in the DC Metro area, Brooksfield school offers a warm and wonderful Montessori education for children in preschool, kindergarten and elementary grades. The school focuses heavily on the Montessori principles including care of self, care of others and care of the environment. They also believe strongly in allowing free creativity and in teaching children "how" to think, not "what" to think.  The parent body is a wonderfully supportive group that welcomes new comers with open arms and one that works together to help with school activities, class parties and field trips.  The arts program at Brooksfield private school is exceptional and includes art, dance, music, Spanish, Cultural studies, acting & theatre, woodworking, chess club, physical education and much more. For more information on Brooksfield Montessori School , please...
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Private Montessori Kindergarten Near Arlington VA

Brooksfield Montessori School in Northern Virginia , offers a wonderful full-day Kindergarten program. The program is largely Montessori based, of course, but it also incorporates a few main-stream activities, such as small and large group lessons and some work in workbooks.  The children are mixed with the preschool Montessori children in the morning and then split into an all Kindergarten group while the little ones rest or nap. Further, the Kindergarten children have opportunities to work with the elementary program students during a program Brooksfield calls "buddy reading," where Kindergarten children read with Upper School children.   Brooksfield's comprehensive program also includes formal lessons in art , music, movement, Spanish and Outdoor Adventures, to name a few.  For more information on Brooksfield private School , please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org
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A Change Woulld Do You Good

By: Anita Capizzi, R.N., CHC  Fall is in the air these days. Football has begun. School is back in session. Routines are starting to be the norm again. Which routines in your life could be healthier? Do you walk the kids down to the bus stop, helping everyone to feel connected to the seasons and to the earth? Or do you drive to the bus? Is fast food an easy way to take care of dinner after soccer or football practice? It's super easy to make unhealthy choices when we don't have a plan! If we take the time to plan ahead - decide on meals in advance, store cut up vegetables and chicken or meat in the freezer, have pre-made meals frozen in portions, washed lettuce in the bin, etc., we affirm our right to enjoy abundant health! It's easy to get caught in a rut doing the same old...
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Top Rated Montessori Preschool in Mclean, Northern Virginia

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Children from all over the DC metropolitan area come to tour Brooksfield private Montessori school , which is located in McLean, VA, not far from Oakton, Virginia.  What they find is a warm, happy, industrious atmosphere where children and parents alike are welcomed with friendly greetings and the happy sounds of children.  They peek into classrooms in the lower school to see children in the Montessori preschool program and the Montessori Kindergarten program spooning lentils, counting objects, washing windows, having snack, painting, doing multiplication with beads, learning to read using the movable alphabet, writing creative stories, classifying living and non-living objects, studying the continents of the world, for example.  Or, they pop into the Montessori Elementary program to find students labeling parts of speech, working on "infinity street," writing poetry and studying iambic pentameter, studying respected artists, or making human element chains while learning the periodic table, for instance.   Touring parents...
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Excellent Private School in McLean, VA

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Are you looking for an outstanding private school in the DC metro area?  Look no further than Brooksfield Montessori School.  Brooksfield is situated on 5 gorgeous, tree-lined, sprawling acres in McLean,VA, conveniently located just a few miles from Arlington, Reston, Oakton, Washington DC, Lorton, Vienna and Fairfax.  The school provides a highly academic Montessori preschool program and Full day Kindergarten and a Montessori Elementary program that is second to none.  Providing a warm, rich environment staffed by highly trained, experienced, educated teachers who guide the children through creativity, curiosity, love of learning, acceptance, peace, experiential learning, hands-on materials, individual, small group and large group instruction.  The Brooksfield private school teachers go above and beyond to create a safe, nurturing, exciting environment where children can thrive and grow. For more information on Brooksfield Montessori School, please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org
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Extended Day in Fairfax County, VA

The After School Program at Brooksfield private school , located in McLean, Virginia , just outside of Arlington, is stellar.  The Extended Day program begins at 3pm and includes activities such as outdoor play, arts and crafts, cooking, games, free play, field games, stories, songs, and even in-house field trips. Also, the incredible and well-trained after care teachers plan special activities such as Muffins with Mom and Donuts With Dad, which delight children and parents alike.  All preschool, Kindergarten and elementary Montessori children are eligible for the after-school care program.  Spaces fill quickly...so, sign up now for your Fall 2011 Extended Day spot! For more information on Brooksfield Montessori School's After School Care, please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org.
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Elementary Montessori Program in McLean, VA

Brooksfield Montessori school , which is located in McLean, Virginia , goes above and beyond when it comes to curriculum.  For the elementary school children, they offer not only the usual Montessori classroom work, but also a program called Outdoor Adventures .  ODA, as it is affectionately referred to by staff and children, gives children the opportunity to excel outside the walls of the classroom, while learning about and experiencing outdoor sports (such as rock climbing, canoeing, hiking, camping etc.) science and nature.  This program also builds teamwork, cooperation, trust, problem solving skills and a sense of wonder and respect for the great outdoors. For more information on ODA or Brooksfield's elementary school program , please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org.
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Summer Camp in McLean

Brooksfield Montessori school in, McLean, Virginia hosts a superb Summer Camp program. The camp, which is held on Brooksfield's five lovely acres, just outside of Reston, VA, is a seven-week program, open to children ages 3 through 9 years old.  The camp curriculum encompasses a wide variety of activities suited to each age group’s maturity and interests. Weekly themes engage each camper and enrich his/her summer experience.  And, here's the best part!  Brooksfield Summer Camp is now offering Extended Day for the 2011 Summer season. Activities will include playground time, snack, arts and crafts, cooking, swimming lessons , water play, friendship, and tons of Summer fun!  Apply early for the 2012 season as spots fill quickly! For more information on Brooksfield Summer Camp in McLean, VA, please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org
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Montessori Kindergarten Brooksfieldschool in McLean, VA

Brooksfield Montessori School in Northern Virginia , offers a wonderful full-day Kindergarten program. The program is largely Montessori based, of course, but it also incorporates a few main-stream activities, such as small and large group lessons and some work in workbooks.  The children are mixed with the preschool Montessori children in the morning and then split into an all Kindergarten group while the little ones rest or nap. Further, the Kindergarten children have opportunities to work with the elementary program students during a program Brooksfield calls "buddy reading," where Kindergarten children read with Upper School children. And, Kindergartners are invited to join Brooksfield Players, the school's theatre group that is comprised of children ages five through ten.  Brooksfield's comprehensive program also includes formal lessons in art , music, movement, Spanish and Outdoor Adventures, to name a few.  For more information on Brooksfield private School , please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org
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Private Montessori preschool in McLean, VA

When the weather outside is delightful,  the children of Brooksfield Montessori School , located in McLean, Virginia, make the most of the great outdoors. Children in the preschool Montessori program , the Kindergarten Montessori program and the elementary Montessori program spend time working not only inside the classroom, but outside on the five gorgeous, sprawling acres of the school campus.  The school grounds provide the perfect place for nature walks, soccer games, scavenger hunts, outdoor dance and movement, P.E., playground play, art and all kinds of exploration.  So, while the sun is still warm, take a page from Brooksfield's book...get outside with your children and explore the beauty and tranquility Mother Nature has to offer. For more information on Brooksfield Montessori School , please visit. www.brooksfieldschool.org
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Montessori Elementary Program in McLean, VA

Brooksfield Montessori school , which is located in McLean, Virginia, goes above and beyond when it comes to curriculum.  For the elementary school children, they offer not only the usual Montessori classroom work, but also a program called Outdoor Adventures . ODA, as it is affectionately referred to by staff and children, gives children the opportunity to excel outside the walls of the classroom, while learning about and experiencing outdoor sports (such as rock climbing, canoeing, hiking, camping etc.) science and nature.  This program also builds teamwork, cooperation, trust, problem solving skills and a sense of wonder and respect for the great outdoors. For more information on ODA or Brooksfield's elementary school program , please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org.
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Elementary Montessori Program in McLean VA

If you're looking for an exceptional school for your children, check out The Brooksfield School in McLean, Virginia. Located just outside of Vienna, in the DC Metro area, Brooksfield school offers a warm and wonderful Montessori education for children in preschool, kindergarten and elementary grades. The school focuses heavily on the Montessori principles including care of self, care of others and care of the environment. They also believe strongly in allowing free creativity and in teaching children "how" to think, not "what" to think.  The parent body is a wonderfully supportive group that welcomes new comers with open arms and one that works together to help with school activities, class parties and field trips.  The arts program at Brooksfield private school is exceptional and includes art, dance, music, Spanish, Cultural studies, acting & theatre, woodworking, chess club, physical education and much more. For more information on Brooksfield Montessori School , please...
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Private Kindergarten in Fairfax County

Brooksfield Montessori School , which is conveniently located in the Washington metro area, near Arlington, Virginia, offers a full day Kindergarten that is well rounded, adding both academic subjects and the arts to the curriculum.  The kindergarten children in this private Montessori program use hands-on materials and experiential activities to learn and master concepts.  For instance, the children may visit an aquarium when studying marine life or an art museum when learning about a particular artist.  In addition, the children are surrounded by warm, loving teachers who are experienced and extremely well-trained.  Now THAT'S a recipe for success! For more information on Brooksfield's Full Day Kindergarten program in McLean, VA ,  please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org
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Extended Day Program in McLean, VA

The After School Program at Brooksfield private school , located in McLean, Virginia , is top notch.  The Extended Day program begins at 3pm and includes activities such as outdoor play, arts and crafts, cooking, games, free play, field games, stories, songs, and even in-house field trips. Also, the incredible and well-trained after care teachers plan special activities such as Muffins with Mom and Donuts With Dad, which delight children and parents alike.  All preschool, Kindergarten and elementary Montessori children are eligible for the after-school care program.  Spaces fill quickly...so, sign up now for your Fall 2011 Extended Day spot! For more information on Brooksfield Montessori School's After School Care, please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org.
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Exclusive Private School in Fairfax County

Brooksfield Montessori School which is located outside of Herndon, Virginia, not only offers preschool and kindergarten Montessori programs (including full-day Kindergarten), but also an outstanding elementary Montessori program as well. Brooksfield's elementary students experience a well-rounded, exciting, experiential, highly academic program that is taught by warm, experienced, Montessori trained teachers who guide their students into becoming thinkers and problem solvers with a thirst for learning.  If you haven't had a tour of Brooksfield Montessori school yet...check out this video..and then call the office for a visit!
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Private School Kindergarten in McLean, VA

Brooksfield Montessori School in Northern Virginia , offers a wonderful full-day Kindergarten program. The program is largely Montessori based, of course, but it also incorporates a few main-stream activities, such as small and large group lessons and some work in workbooks.  The children are mixed with the preschool Montessori children in the morning and then split into an all Kindergarten group while the little ones rest or nap. Further, the Kindergarten children have opportunities to work with the elementary program students during a program Brooksfield calls "buddy reading," where Kindergarten children read with Upper School children. And, Kindergartners are invited to join Brooksfield Players, the school's theatre group that is comprised of children ages five through ten.  Brooksfield's comprehensive program also includes formal lessons in art , music, movement, Spanish and Outdoor Adventures, to name a few.  For more information on Brooksfield private School , please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org
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Private School Extended Day Program in McLean, VA

The After School Program at Brooksfield private school , located in McLean, Virginia , is top notch.  The Extended Day program begins at 3pm and includes activities such as outdoor play, arts and crafts, cooking, games, free play, field games, stories, songs, and even in-house field trips. Also, the incredible and well-trained after care teachers plan special activities such as Muffins with Mom and Donuts With Dad, which delight children and parents alike.  All preschool, Kindergarten and elementary Montessori children are eligible for the after-school care program.  Spaces fill quickly...so, sign up now for your Fall 2011 Extended Day spot! For more information on Brooksfield Montessori School's After School Care, please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org.
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Brooksfield Montessori Summer Camp in McLean, VA

Calling all campers...Brooksfield Montessori school in, McLean, Virginia hosts a superb Summer Camp program. The camp, which is held on Brooksfield's five lovely acres, just outside of Reston, VA, is a seven-week program, open to children ages 3 through 9 years old.  The camp curriculum encompasses a wide variety of activities suited to each age group’s maturity and interests. Weekly themes engage each camper and enrich his/her summer experience.  And, here's the best part!  Brooksfield Summer Camp is now offering Extended Day for the 2011 Summer season. Activities will include playground time, snack, arts and crafts, cooking, swimming lessons , water play, friendship, and tons of Summer fun!  Apply early, because spots fill quickly! For more information on Brooksfield Summer Camp in McLean, VA, please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org
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DC Area Private School

Children from all over the DC metropolitan area come to tour Brooksfield private Montessori school , which is located in McLean, VA, not far from Oakton, Virginia.  What they find is a warm, happy, industrious atmosphere where children and parents alike are welcomed with friendly greetings and the happy sounds of children.  They peek into classrooms in the lower school to see children in the Montessori preschool program and the Montessori Kindergarten program spooning lentils, counting objects, washing windows, having snack, painting, doing multiplication with beads, learning to read using the movable alphabet, writing creative stories, classifying living and non-living objects, studying the continents of the world, for example.  Or, they pop into the Montessori Elementary program to find students labeling parts of speech, working on "infinity street," writing poetry and studying iambic pentameter, studying respected artists, or making human element chains while learning the periodic table, for instance.   Touring parents...
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Montessori School in Fairfax County, VA

Every Friday is Spirit Day at Brooksfield Montessori School , a private school located in McLean, Virginia, a few miles outside of Reston.  On Fridays, the children in the kindergarten Montessori , preschool Montessor i and elementary Montessori programs , along with the teachers, show their school spirit by sporting Brooksfield tee shirts and sweatshirts. What a fun way to show their school pride. Go team Brooksfield! To purchase your Brooksfield gear from the school office, please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org and contact the office via e-mail or phone.
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Kindergarten in McLean, Virginia

Brooksfield Montessori School , which is conveniently located in the Washington metro area, offers a full day Kindergarten that is well rounded, adding both academic subjects and the arts to the curriculum.  The kindergarten children in this private Montessori program use hands-on materials and experiential activities to learn and master concepts.  For instance, the children may visit an aquarium when studying marine life or an art museum when learning about a particular artist.  In addition, the children are surrounded by warm, loving teachers who are experienced and extremely well-trained.  Now THAT'S something to shout about! For more information on Brooksfield's Full Day Kindergarten program, please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org
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Elementary Montessori School in McLean, VA

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If you're looking for a wonderful school for your children, check out The Brooksfield School in McLean, Virginia. Located just outside of Arlington, in the DC Metro area, Brooksfield school offers a warm and wonderful Montessori education for children in preschool, kindergarten and elementary grades. The school focuses heavily on the Montessori principles including care of self, care of others and care of the environment. They also believe strongly in allowing free creativity and in teaching children "how" to think, not "what" to think.  The parent body is a wonderfully supportive group that welcomes new comers with open arms and one that works together to help with school activities, class parties and field trips.  The arts program at Brooksfield private school is exceptional and includes art, dance, music, Spanish, Cultural studies, acting & theatre, woodworking, chess club, physical education and much more. For more information on Brooksfield Montessori School , please...
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Private Summer Camp in Fairfax County

Brooksfield Montessori school in, McLean, Virginia offers a superb Summer Camp program. The camp, which is held on Brooksfield's five lovely acres, is a seven-week program, open to children ages 3 through 9 years old.  The camp curriculum encompasses a wide variety of activities suited to each age group’s maturity and interests. Weekly themes engage each camper and enrich his/her summer experience.  And, here's the best part!  Brooksfield Summer Camp is now offering Extended Day for the 2011 Summer season. Activities will include playground time, snack, arts and crafts, cooking, swimming lessons , water play, friendship, and tons of Summer fun!  Apply early, because spots fill quickly! For more information on Brooksfield Summer Camp , please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org
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Private Brooksfield Montessori Elementary Program in McLean, VA

Brooksfield Montessori School which is located outside of Reston, Virginia, not only offers preschool and kindergarten Montessori programs (including full-day Kindergarten), but also an outstanding elementary Montessori program as well. Brooksfield's elementary students experience a well-rounded, exciting, experiential, highly academic program that is taught by warm, experienced, Montessori trained teachers who guide their students into becoming thinkers and problem solvers with a thirst for learning.  If you haven't had a tour of Brooksfield Montessori School yet...check out this video..and then call the office for a visit!
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Private Montessori Kindergarten in McLean, VA

Brooksfield Montessori School in Northern Virginia , offers a wonderful full-day Kindergarten program. The program is largely Montessori based, of course, but it also incorporates a few main-stream activities, such as small and large group lessons and some work in workbooks.  The children are mixed with the preschool Montessori children in the morning and then split into an all Kindergarten group while the little ones rest or nap. Further, the Kindergarten children have opportunities to work with the elementary program students during a program Brooksfield calls "buddy reading," where Kindergarten children read with Upper School children. And, Kindergartners are invited to join Brooksfield Players, the school's theatre group that is comprised of children ages five through ten.  Brooksfield's comprehensive program also includes formal lessons in art , music, movement, Spanish and Outdoor Adventures, to name a few.  For more information on Brooksfield private School , please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org
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After School Program in Fairfax County

The After School Program at Brooksfield private school , located in McLean, Virginia , is top notch.  The Extended Day program begins at 3pm and includes activities such as outdoor play, arts and crafts, cooking, games, free play, field games, stories, songs, and even in-house field trips. Also, the incredible and well-trained after care teachers plan special activities such as Muffins with Mom and Donuts With Dad, which delight children and parents alike.  All preschool, Kindergarten and elementary Montessori children are eligible for the after-school care program.  Spaces fill quickly...so, sign up now for your Fall 2011 Extended Day spot! For more information on Brooksfield Montessori School's After School Care, please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org.
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Montessori Kindergarten in Northern Virginia

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Brooksfield Montessori School located in the Washington Metropolitan area, near Arlington, Virginia. This one-of-a-kind school offeres a full day Kindergarten that is well rounded, adding both academic subjects and the arts to the curriculum.  The kindergarten children in this private Montessori program use hands-on materials and experiential activities to learn and master concepts.  For instance, the children may visit an Italian restaurant when studying Italy or an art museum when learning about a particular artist.  In addition, the children are cared-for by warm, loving, experienced, highly-trained  teachers.  Stop by for a visit and check out the magic that is Brooksfield private school. For more information on Brooksfield's Full Day Kindergarten program in McLean, VA , or their montessori preschool or montessori elementary programs please visit  www.brooksfieldschool.org
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Virgina Private Elementary School

Brooksfield Montessori school , located in McLean, Virginia , not far from Vienna, houses preschool through elementary school children.  The private school , unique not only for it's location on five gorgeous, wooded acres, but for it's mix of Montessori and traditional educational values, focuses on helping children develop an excitement for learning.  The children in the preschool and Kindergarten Montessori program as well as the elementary Montessori program are taught to be thinkers and problem solvers and to follow their natural curiosity. That innate curiosity is further ignited by Brooksfield School's superb teaching staff, a group of highly trained, experienced, Montessori certified teachers who guide the children using didactic materials that help them learn through experience.  Mixed with that method, is a pinch of traditional large group and "paper and pencil" activities that expose the children to group instruction and cooperative learning, helping them become well rounded students. Now THAT...
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Full Day Kindergarten in McLean Virginia

Brooksfield Montessori School , which is conveniently located in the Washington metro area, near Reston, Virginia, offers a full day Kindergarten that is well rounded, adding both academic subjects and the arts to the curriculum.  The kindergarten children in this private Montessori program use hands-on materials and experiential activities to learn and master concepts.  For instance, the children may visit an aquarium when studying marine life or an art museum when learning about a particular artist.  In addition, the children are surrounded by warm, loving teachers who are experienced and extremely well-trained.  Now THAT'S a recipe for success! For more information on Brooksfield's Full Day Kindergarten program in McLean, VA ,  please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org
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Summer Camp in McLean Virginia

Brooksfield Montessori school in, McLean, Virginia offers a superb Summer Camp program. The camp, which is held on Brooksfield's five lovely acres, just outside of Reston, VA, is a seven-week program, open to children ages 3 through 9 years old.  The camp curriculum encompasses a wide variety of activities suited to each age group’s maturity and interests. Weekly themes engage each camper and enrich his/her summer experience.  And, here's the best part!  Brooksfield Summer Camp is now offering Extended Day for the 2011 Summer season. Activities will include playground time, snack, arts and crafts, cooking, swimming lessons , water play, friendship, and tons of Summer fun!  Apply early, because spots fill quickly! For more information on Brooksfield Summer Camp in McLean, VA, please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org
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Private Kindergarten in Virginia

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Brooksfield Montessori School , which is conveniently located in the Washington metro area, near Reston, Virginia, offers a full day Kindergarten that is well rounded, adding both academic subjects and the arts to the curriculum.  The kindergarten children in this private Montessori program use hands-on materials and experiential activities to learn and master concepts.  For instance, the children may visit an aquarium when studying marine life or an art museum when learning about a particular artist.  In addition, the children are surrounded by warm, loving teachers who are experienced and extremely well-trained.  Now THAT'S a recipe for success! Our full day kindergartens are located in Fairfax County, Washington Metro Area and Mclean, Virginia. For more information on Brooksfield's Full Day Kindergarten program , please visit  www.brooksfieldschool.org
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Extended Day Program Near Arlington, VA

The After School Program at Brooksfield private school , located in McLean, Virginia , is top notch.  The Extended Day program begins at 3pm and includes activities such as outdoor play, arts and crafts, cooking, games, free play, field games, stories, songs, and even in-house field trips. Also, the incredible and well-trained after care teachers plan special activities such as Muffins with Mom and Donuts With Dad, which delight children and parents alike.  All preschool, Kindergarten and elementary Montessori children are eligible for the after-school care program.  Spaces fill quickly...so, sign up now for your Fall 2011 Extended Day spot! For more information on Brooksfield Montessori School's After School Care, please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org.
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Summer Camp Fun in Fairfax County, VA

Brooksfield Montessori school in, McLean, Virginia offers a superb Summer Camp program. The camp, which is held on Brooksfield's five lovely acres, just outside of Reston, VA, is a seven-week program, open to children ages 3 through 9 years old.  The camp curriculum encompasses a wide variety of activities suited to each age group’s maturity and interests. Weekly themes engage each camper and enrich his/her summer experience.  And, here's the best part!  Brooksfield Summer Camp is now offering Extended Day for the 2011 Summer season. Activities will include playground time, snack, arts and crafts, cooking, swimming lessons , water play, friendship, and tons of Summer fun!  Apply early, because spots fill quickly! For more information on Brooksfield Summer Camp in McLean, VA, please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org
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Top Private School in Northern Virginia

The Brooksfield School is a private elementary school that is conveniently located in McLean, VA , just a short drive for families living in Arlington, Oakton, Fairfax, Reston, Vienna, Great Falls, Falls Church and Washington, DC.  The school offers an unparalleled education and hosts children in preschool, kindergarten (full day kindergarten) and elementary school, through grade 4.  Brooksfield is a close-knit community of families and highly trained teachers who care deeply about education and child development. The school's Montessori program is the best, most comprehensive program in the area and one you have to see to believe.  So, schedule a tour today to see what all the fuss is about! To schedule a tour of Brooksfield Private Montessori school or for more information, please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org.
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Private School In DC Metro Area

Children from all over the DC metropolitan area come to tour Brooksfield private Montessori school , which is located in McLean, VA, not far from Oakton, Virginia.  What they find is a warm, happy, industrious atmosphere where children and parents alike are welcomed with friendly greetings and the happy sounds of children.  They peek into classrooms in the lower school to see children in the Montessori preschool program and the Montessori Kindergarten program spooning lentils, counting objects, washing windows, having snack, painting, doing multiplication with beads, learning to read using the movable alphabet, writing creative stories, classifying living and non-living objects, studying the continents of the world, for example.  Or, they pop into the Montessori Elementary program to find students labeling parts of speech, working on "infinity street," writing poetry and studying iambic pentameter, studying respected artists, or making human element chains while learning the periodic table, for instance.   Touring parents...
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Summer Camp Near Arlington, VA

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This summer, the children of Brooksfield Montessori school, as well as children from around the community, will be laughing and playing and swimming their way through the summer heat at Brooksfield Summer Camp , a 7-week summer program open to children ages 3 through 10 years. The summer camp boasts a well-qualified, well-trained staff that that plans age-appropriate activities including arts and crafts, water play, field-trips, outdoor adventures, cooking, swimming lessons and much more. Don't be left out in the cold...or should we say, the heat!  Spaces fill quickly, so contact Brooksfield Montessori School today to reserve your spot! For more information about the Brooksfield Summer Camp , please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org
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Kindergarten Program in Fairfax County, VA

Brooksfield Montessori School in Northern Virginia , offers a wonderful full-day Kindergarten program. The program is largely Montessori based, of course, but it also incorporates a few main-stream activities, such as small and large group lessons and some work in workbooks.  The children are mixed with the preschool Montessori children in the morning and then split into an all Kindergarten group while the little ones rest or nap. Further, the Kindergarten children have opportunities to work with the elementary program students during a program Brooksfield calls "buddy reading," where Kindergarten children read with Upper School children. And, Kindergartners are invited to join Brooksfield Players, the school's theatre group that is comprised of children ages five through ten.  Brooksfield's comprehensive program also includes formal lessons in art , music, movement, Spanish and Outdoor Adventures, to name a few.  For more information on Brooksfield private School , please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org
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Extended Day in Brookfield school, Northern Virginia

Brooksfield Montessori School , located near Arlington, Virginia, on five wooded acres, not only offers a truly incredible Montessori program for preschool , kindergarten and elementary children, but a wonderfully rich after-care program as well. Brooksfield's Extended Day program is led by two experienced, well-trained teachers who design activities that are age-appropriate and fun for the children in each age group. The afternoon includes arts and crafts, cooking and special snacks, stories, games, free-play, outdoor play, indoor field trips, computer time, songs and games, to name a few.  Sometimes, they even have a silly hair day or a cozy pajama day.  And, now Extended Day will be offered during Brooksfield's Summer Camp  ,as well.  And, Brooksfield now has a beautiful new bus for field trips. Awesome! For more information about Brooksfield Montessori's After School Program , please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org
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Private School Near Falls Church, VA

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The Brooksfield Montessori school , which is situated on five beautiful acres, just outside of Falls Church , Virginia, knows that physical education is an important part of a well-rounded school program.  It's imperative for children to learn healthy habits by exercising regularly.  Thus, every week the children in the preschool and kindergarten programs as well as the Montessori Elementary program experience a fun-filled P.E. class that includes fitness games and age-appropriate challenges. Go kids Go!  Way to stay fit! For more information on the private schools in McLean, VA,  please http://www.brooksfieldschool.org/upper-school-montessori-education
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After School Program in McLean, VA

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The After School Care at Brooksfield private Montessori school , in McLean, Virginia, is exceptional.  The Extended Day teachers , who exude warmth and fun, plan wonderful activities for the children.  Making special snacks is a child favorite.  They also enjoy songs, games, stories, art projects, outdoor play, in-house field trips and free-play.  Children from the Montessori preschool, Montessori Kindergarten and Montessori elementary program at Brooksfield School are welcome to join the Extended Day Program and experience the after-school FUN! For more information on after school care in Northern Virginia,  please visit http://www.brooksfieldschool.org/extended-day-green-montessori-school or call the school office to inquire.
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Summer Camp Near Reston, VA

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Calling all campers...Brooksfield Montessori school in, McLean, Virginia is currently taking applications for their superb Summer Camp program. The camp, which is held on Brooksfield's five lovely acres, just outside of Reston, VA, is a seven-week program, open to children ages 3 through 9 years old.  The camp curriculum encompasses a wide variety of activities suited to each age group’s maturity and interests. Weekly themes engage each camper and enrich his/her summer experience.  And, here's the best part!  Brooksfield Summer Camp is now offering Extended Day for the 2011 Summer season. Activities will include playground time, snack, arts and crafts, cooking, swimming lessons , water play, friendship, and tons of Summer fun!  Apply early, because spots fill quickly! For more information on Brooksfield Summer Camp in McLean, VA, please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org
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Private Montessori School in Northern Virginia

Children from all over the DC metropolitan area come to tour Brooksfield private Montessori school , which is located in McLean, VA, not far from Oakton, Virginia.  What they find is a warm, happy, industrious atmosphere where children and parents alike are welcomed with friendly greetings and the happy sounds of children.  They peek into classrooms in the lower school to see children in the Montessori preschool program and the Montessori Kindergarten program spooning lentils, counting objects, washing windows, having snack, painting, doing multiplication with beads, learning to read using the movable alphabet, writing creative stories, classifying living and non-living objects, studying the continents of the world, for example.  Or, they pop into the Montessori Elementary program to find students labeling parts of speech, working on "infinity street," writing poetry and studying iambic pentameter, studying respected artists, or making human element chains while learning the periodic table, for instance.   Touring parents...
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Summer Camp in Fairfax County Virginia

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Summer's warm face is peeking over Spring's shoulder.  So, sign up now for Brooksfield Montessori School's 2011 summer camp !  The camp, which is open to children ages 3-9, is located on the school's gorgeous 5 acre lot in McLean, just a few miles from Arlington, VA.  The grounds include a beautiful playground, a field for sports and field games and a sprawling wooded area that is perfect for nature walks.  Brooksfield's camp includes swimming lessons, outdoor adventures, arts and crafts, water play, playground time, stories, cooking, dancing, singing, friendship, indoor field trips and a boatload of summer FUN!  Children in both the primary Montessori program and the Elementary Montessori program are invited to attend.  Spaces are limited to call submit your camp application today! For more information about Brooksfield Summer Camp which is located in Fairfax County, Virginia, please visit www.brooksfieldschoo.org
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Extended Day in McLean, Virginia

Brooksfield Montessori School , located near Arlington, Virginia, on five wooded acres, not only offers a truly incredible Montessori program for preschool , kindergarten and elementary children, but a wonderfully rich after-care program as well. Brooksfield's Extended Day program is led by two experienced, well-trained teachers who design activities that are age-appropriate and fun for the children in each age group. The afternoon includes arts and crafts, cooking and special snacks, stories, games, free-play, outdoor play, indoor field trips, computer time, songs and games, to name a few.  Sometimes, they even have a silly hair day or a cozy pajama day.  And, now Extended Day will be offered during Brooksfield's Summer Camp  ,as well.  Awesome! For more information about Brooksfield Montessori's After School Program , please visit www.brooksfieldschool.org
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Summer Camp in BrooksfieldSchool,Northern Virginia

On the winds of Spring, blows a glorious Virginia Summer. Hot and humid, perhaps, but also filled with splishity-splashity fun!  The children of Brooksfield Montessori school, as well as children from around the community, will be laughing and playing and swimming their way through the summer heat at Brooksfield Summer Camp , a 7-week summer program open to children ages 3 through 10 years. The summer camp boasts a well-qualified, well-trained staff that that plans age-appropriate activities including arts and crafts, water play, field-trips, outdoor adventures, cooking, swimming lessons and much more. Don't be left out in the cold...or should we say, the heat!  Spaces fill quickly, so contact Brooksfield Montessori School today to reserve your spot! Brooksfield School in McLean, Virginia plans more than education. Visit www.brooksfieldschool.org to learn more about  summer camp in Northern Virginia.  
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School Closing Alert

Weather Update:  Due to icy road conditions, Brooksfield will be CLOSED today, Friday, February 19, 2021.  All child visits are canceled and will be rescheduled.  Stay warm!