Why Center Stage uses a Montessori Approach

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“Before elaborating any system of education, we must therefore create a favorable environment that will encourage the flowering of a child’s natural gifts. All that is needed is to remove the obstacles. And this should be the basis of, and point of departure for, all future education.” – Dr. Maria Montessori We take a Montessori approach, a timeless successful teaching … Read More

Put Down the Phone and Act!

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Drama gets kids off their devices and expands the imagination, Strengthening critical thinking. Are electronics okay for our children? Living in a digital age it is hard for parents to find a healthy balance between beneficial and detrimental use of electronically devices. Sure, we want our child to have a phone for emergencies but do we want them texting for … Read More

Building Confidence in Children through Drama

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We need it to thrive. We all yearn for it. And when you have it, you shouldn’t let it go. It’s confidence. Children thrive on confidence. It allows them to explore the world around them, gain their independence, and develop their social standing. So, how do we plant the seed of confidence in our children that can last a lifetime? Confidence … Read More

Drama Raises Self Esteem

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You have been waiting all year for this moment. “Romeo, oh, Romeo. Where art thou Romeo.” echoes throughout a crowded amphitheater. Week after week you spent hours reciting your lines in the mirror, running the scenes with your drama mates, and anticipating what it should all surmount to. In this moment you recite every word perfectly. In this moment all … Read More

Drama Creates Community

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Drama creates a community where every person has an important role, everyone’s input is valuable In a world where everyone is looking out for number one it may seem impossible to be part of something bigger than ourselves, that creates community. Although, this is exactly the type of environment we want our children to be raised in. A place that … Read More