Spring Regional Teachers Conference

April 7th, 2010 by Angeline Geldhof

Spring Regional Teachers Conference
Saturday, April 17, 2010

Hosted by Hawai’i Montessori, Inc.
Angeline Geldhof, Executive Director
Kona Campus
74-978 Manawale’a Street, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 808-329-0700 • Fax: 808-334-0327
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.hawaiimontessori.org

PDF Brochure and Registration Form

Early Reading and Montessori Education
Presented by Lillian Kroenke

We know that modern brain research has validated the accuracy of many of Dr. Montessori’s observations of the young child from birth to six. Now we are learning that research has identified additional capabilities. How does this fit with Montessori practice. Montessorians are committed to following the child and providing programs that support the child’s potential development. I will present and review a current program, Your Baby Can Read!® , created by an educator and scientist, which seems to fit the bill.

Infant Toddler Cognition and Brain Development
Presented by Bill Kroenke

Current brain research on young infants relies on advanced testing protocols to study their response to external stimuli. I will review the latest brain research with emphasis on the ability of infants to have a sense of numbers and to answer the question as to whether there is a sensitive period for numbers analogous to the sensitive periods for language and music development. I will relate Montessori education to the latest concepts resulting from what is currently known about infant’s cognitive abilities. Finally, I will show once again that Dr. Montessori was well ahead of her time and briefly touch on the implication of the current brain research to future Montessori programs.

The Registration Fee of $15.00 includes lunch.

09:30 AM-10:00 AM Registration
10:00 AM-11:00 AM Early Reading, Part 1, Lillian Kroenke
11:00 AM-11:15 AM Break
11:15 AM-12:00 AM Early Reading, Part 2, Lillian Kroenke
12:00 PM-01:00 PM Lunch
01:00 PM-02:30 PM Infant Cognition, Bill Kroenke

Elanbe Publishing Services will display some of their materials.

About the Presenters:

Lillian Kroenke
Lillian Kroenke completed her Montessori certification in 1963-64. She has a B.A. from Kent State University with a major in Chemistry and an M.A. from Case Western Reserve University in Early Childhood Education.

Lillian was the Head Teacher at the Hudson Montessori School in Hudson, Ohio, the 41st Montessori school in the US. She was the Director of the AMS School Consultation Service for five years and lectured for several teacher education programs and at many teacher conferences. She later worked with the Montessori Development Foundation to develop the materials needed for a basic language curriculum for 3 to 6 programs and which are still sold by Nienhuis.

Lillian built a school in Kent, Ohio, with programs for children 3 to 9 and started a business to provide classroom materials. Today she is the publisher of Infants and Toddlers journal and owner of Elanbe Publishing Services which provides vocabulary building and language materials for children from 2 ½ to 7.

Bill Kroenke
Bill Kroenke has a B.S. and PhD from Case Institute of Technology. He has had a distinguished career as a research chemist and material scientist who has authored or coauthored 53 U.S. Patents. However, he has set aside the chemical element for the human element as Associate Editor for Infants and Toddlers Journal. Bill’s current research interest is the academic and social development of infants and toddlers.

Directions from the Kona Airport:
Turn right onto the Queen Kaahumanu Hwy/HI-19. Drive about 3.6 miles to the traffic light at Hina Lani Street. Turn left onto Hina Lani and go all the way up until you come to Mamalahoa Hwy/Hawaii Belt Rd/ HI-190. Turn left at the lights. This road will eventually turn into Palani Rd. Go about 1.5 miles until you come to Uluaoa St. turn right onto Uluaoa and go to the end of the street until you come to Kealaka’a Street. Turn right onto Kealaka’a. Manawale’a Street is the first left once you are one Kealaka’a Street. Go down about a block and a half. HMS is on the left hand side. Parking will need to be on the Kealaka’a Street and you can walk to the school. There are 15 minute loading zones in front of the school.

Arrangements can be made to meet you at the airport and return you to the airport after closing.



Kamuela Campus Newsletter – April 2010

April 2nd, 2010 by Hawaii Montessori Schools

You can download the latest  Kamuela Campus Newsletter here:

Kamuela News April 2010 (1.6 MB PDF)



Kona Campus Newsletter – April 2010

April 1st, 2010 by Hawaii Montessori Schools

You can download the latest  Kona Campus Newsletter here:

Kona News April 2010 (1.6 MB PDF)



Application Form

March 26th, 2010 by Hawaii Montessori Schools

We have just added our new Application for Admission form to the PDF Forms section of the website:

PDF Forms



4th Annual Kona Brewers Festival Golf Open at the Big Island Country Club – March 12, 2010

March 2nd, 2010 by Angeline Geldhof

On behalf of the Hawai’i Montessori Schools and the Kona Brewers Festival we would like to extend an invitation to you to become part of the 4th Annual Kona Brewers Festival Golf Open.  The Golf Open will be held at the Big Island Country Club on Friday, March 12, 2010.

The cost is $150 per individual and $600 for a 4-Person Team.


  • 4-person team scramble using the Peoria Scoring System
  • No Minimum drives
  • $10.00 mulligans and water insurance will be available at time of check-in

To download a registration form go to


The Kona Brewers Festival, an annual event that takes place on the west side of Hawai’i Island, demonstrates how businesses, media, local government, institutions and grassroots groups can effectively collaborate to make a significant positive impact in their community. This  unique fundraiser has become a multiple-day celebration that includes three dinners, a top 5 national Home Brew competition, a 5K/10K run, a golf tournament, and culminates in a signature beer tasting and entertainment event featuring 25 Big Island chefs and 35 microbreweries from around the U.S. In 2009, the Festival donated a record $48,000 – for a 14-year total of $361,000 – to nonprofit educational and environmental organizations of Hawai’i Island.

For more information about the Golf Open or becoming a Tee Sponsor please contact Dianna Lally at (808) 756-0788 or via email at [email protected]

With the generous support of community members like you, we will be able to continue to promote environmental conservation in Hawaii and the education of Hawaii’s children.

The 4th Annual Kona Brewers Festival Golf Open is presented by The Bill Healy Foundation, and Hawai’i Montessori Schools, both 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Your donation may be tax deductible.



Kamuela Campus Newsletter – March 2010

March 2nd, 2010 by Angeline Geldhof

You can download the latest  Kamuela Campus Newsletter here:

Kamuela News March 2010 (1.6 MB PDF)



We have a NEW website!

March 2nd, 2010 by Angeline Geldhof

As you all may have noticed, we have a brand-new website that encompasses both the Kona Campus and the Kamuela Campus. In the process, we also updated our logo, our colors, and our forms and had lots of new photographs taken!

What does everybody think of the BIG changes?