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Twins Robyn and Vinny Watkins and Ashley and Joshua McLaughlin enjoy a day at Sage Cottage.

Sage Cottage Montessori invites the community to an open house from 3-5 p.m. Saturday.
Director Sandra Sorensen took over when the former owner Cheri Host passed away from ovarian cancer.
Sorensen began as a classroom educator and sees the love her staff has for watching those in their charge grow.
 “They are wonderful, loving caring teachers who are always looking out for the best interest of the children and being sure to treat them as individuals,” Sorensen said. “Our core staff has worked at Sage Cottage for over six years.”
Sage is a 4-star school that works hard to maintain its rating through a variety of educational opportunities for their students. The school caters to families with children ranging in age from 6 weeks to 5 years old.
Sage Cottage offers a great teacher to student ratio, which includes a librarian, music teacher and special monthly science activities in addition to their daily science lessons.
“We use zoo-phonics at Sage Cottage, to teach language, Montessori and science-based play,” Sorensen said. “We also have Las Cumbres services for a variety of services and an inclusion specialist at our disposal.”
Sorensen is a married mother of two grown children and one grandchild.