Why Montessori


Q: What is Montessori?

A: It is a unique teaching method that provides a healthy balance between freedom of choice and structured activity. The prepared learning environment provides a pleasant atmosphere, allowing for the child to explore carefully designed materials.  At M.C.C., we help children develop confidence and independence as learners.

Q: Who is Montessori?

A: Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian medical doctor, devoted her entire life to the study and education of young children.  She prepared a learning environment for children that proved highly beneficial to their growth and aided them in achieving their fullest potential. She saw education as "an aid to life"-not just the learning of academic material.

At  M.C.C. we employ her ground-breaking work.

Q: Why Montessori?

A: The goal of both Montessori and traditional preschools is the same: to provide learning experiences for the child. The biggest differences lie in the kind of learning experiences each school provides and the methods they use to accomplish this goal.  We believe these differences are important because they help shape how children learn, work habits and future attitudes toward themselves and the world around them. The Montessori Advantage is that by nurturing the intrinsic desire in every child to explore his or her world, the child establishes early on a strong foundation for a lifelong love of learning.


Read what parents are saying about us.

“Thank-you for you love and special attention that you gave to Casey.”    -Karen

“I whole heartedly recommend Montessori Children’s Center as an excellent preschool."    -Diana

“Thank-you for providing a safe, creative and nurturing environment for Tom to grow and explore. He looked forward to each day and activity and, we were so happy to bring him to you every morning.”    -Renee

“We must support as much as possible the child’s desires for activity; not wait on him, but educate him to be independent.”

      -Maria Montessori