...AND THEN, THERE WAS MUSIC!!!!

…AND THEN, THERE WAS MUSIC!!!!

Aja Majkrzak, Suzuki Violin Instructor Aja has been playing the violin for over 20 years. She received her Bachelor’s of Music from the University of Minnesota in 2011 under the tutelage of Mark Bjork, and her Master’s of Music from Louisiana State University in 2013 studying with Espen Lilleslatten. Since then she has performed with […]

Alexis Staley: A Wonderful Volunteer!!!

Alexis Staley: A Wonderful Volunteer!!!

Alexis Staley grew up in Baltimore and started dancing at five years old. She has yet to stop! Alexis graduated from Baltimore School for the Arts, studying classical ballet and modern dance. In 2014, she went on to graduate from Alonzo King Lines Ballet BFA in Dance and Dominican University of California. During college, Alexis completed […]

Montessori Education Week at Casa de la Bella

Montessori Education Week at Casa de la Bella

Lead Guide and Head of School, Susan Dyrud MacDonald, and Toddler Guide Debbie Bar, made this week a bit extra special for the children. From trying new fruits such as kumquats to doing experimental planting of wheat grass to usher in spring, the children reveled in all things new. This is the look of education. […]

Support Community Gardens!!

Support Community Gardens!!

Check out our 2014/2015 Bi-Annual Report!

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Dr. Montessori on Children

Dr. Maria Montessori had some of the most beautiful ideology forming into poetic words in regard to the child. Here are but a few of those words (excuse the non-all inclusive language): “Little children from the moment they are weaned are making their way toward independence.” “Never help a child with a task at which he feels […]

Casa de la Bella is a Safe, Learning Environment for Children!

Casa de la Bella is a Safe, Learning Environment for Children!

Thank You Skidmore Family and Friends!

Thank you for your generous donation of gardening times! The children will LOVE learning about butterfly transformation and growing vegetables!  We look forward to working with you in other volunteer capacities!

New Montessori Guide to Transform the Environment!

New Montessori Guide to Transform the Environment!

Susan MacDonald, AMI primary certified Montessori guide, will help create magic in Casa de la Bella on March 23rd and we couldn’t be more pleased. Her calm, positive demeanor and loving ways bring the perfect energy to our casa. The children will gravitate to her spirit. She will change their lives and they will change hers! Welcome […]

Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they […]