Recently, I received an email from Anna Volokhova, founder of the Ukrainian Montessori Community. Anna is on a mission to help Ukrainian children and the adults who care for them. She has assembled a rather extraordinary group of Montessorians who are all working together to help both the children/adults living in Ukraine in the midst of war and those who were displaced due to the war.
And we are trying to help. Here's how:
In 1865, 250,000 enslaved people in Texas were initially told by a Union Army general (who came to Galveston with a company of troops) that they were freed by executive decree. This action went forward even as Confederate officials resisted implementing the Emancipation Proclamation, which had become codified two years earlier. This day has now been memorialized into a Federal Holiday called Juneteenth, the "Black Independence Day".
Maitri Learning is taking time off today to pause, to reflect on where we've been, where we are, and where we need to go.
It is with deep regret that we have been required to adjust our prices to reflect the reality of our increased material and labor costs. Like all of you, we are feeling the results of inflation and must adapt to stay financially sustainable.
We have rarely changed our prices in nearly 20 years of business so please know that we do not take this change lightly. Neither are we driven by profits. Instead, we are trying to maintain a financially sustainable business that is able to pay a fair/living wage to everyone on our team.
May 4th through the 8th: the Childhood Potential Online Montessori Conference is right around the corner and completely FREE!
Sign up by clicking here.Almost 50 speakers from all over the world are coming together to share their knowledge and expertise. Our very own Julia Volkman is presenting on the neurobiological view of the Montessori/Dwyer early language program. You don't want to miss it!
We're super excited to be heading to Nashville for the AMS Conference, live and in-person!! We'll also have a virtual exhibit booth if you're joining from afar.
Stop by and see us in the Exhibit Hall (booth 505) to enter our raffle for some of our prototype gingham aprons! Julia and Kim will both be there to help you find the materials you need, to give lessons, or just to chat and catch up.
Looking forward to connecting with you in TN!