Welcome!

Our School has been serving the educational needs of children in this community since January, 1993.  We are the first Montessori Private Preschool/Kindergarten in the RSM, Coto de Caza, Dove Canyon area (Orange County, CA) with the majority of our business being through word of mouth, not advertising.  We are a family run school with a warm, relaxed atmosphere.  We focus on more than child care and place real importance on family values, grace and courtesy, independent thinking, curiosity, self worth and compassion.  


Our staff are all long term professional Montessori teachers with most having tenure over 10 years here.  Every classroom is fully equipped with the Montessori Materials and a Montessori Certified Teacher and an additional teacher who has a minimum of an Associate's of Arts in Early Childhood Education.  After a staff member has been with us for over one year and does not have a Montessori Teacher Certificate, we will pay for their Montessori Certification program if they contract to stay with us for an additional two years after their certification.  That is why you see so many staff members who have been with us for long tenures.  In other words; we "grow our own teachers!"  We do this because we know that our school is only as good as your child's teacher.


Our Montessori classrooms build upon each other in order for your child to experience learning through a hands-on manner beginning at the age of two and being reintroduced several times during the following years at increasing degrees of abstraction and complexity. The children are encouraged to explore their environment, to follow natural impulses in discovering how things work, do their own research, and to express themselves.  Children are allowed to develop at their own pace, they only compete with themselves and are free to make choices and create their unique self.  Natural impulse of compassion, respect, grace and courtesy are built into the Montessori environment.

Offer for New Registrants: Receive free registration and materials fee

($325 value) when you sign up this month.  Just mention this ad.  Offer good for new families through December 31, 2014.

Announcements

Celebrating Our 22nd Year!

Upcoming Events


December 2014

December 2- Winter Pictures

December 10- Picasso, Matisse, and Cassatt classes have their holiday show at 6:30 pm.  Our Dance and Piano Recital will also be this evening.

December 11- The Monet and Rousseau classes will have their show at 6:30 for the Monet class and 7:00 for the Rousseau Class.  

December 16-Santa Shopping Day

December 19- Holiday Snack Party

December 22- Winter Recess Begins


Upcoming Classes with Child Behavior Pathways 

Child Behavior Pathways is a program of The Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders.  Child Behavior Pathways is a joint program between CHOC Children's and UC Irvine. The Parenting Series (9 sessions) utilizes an evidence-based curriculum.  Parents learn how to increase positive parent-child interactions through the use of various parenting techniques.  If you have a child between the ages of birth-5, call Shahrzad at (949) 267-0227 to enroll.

                                                                                          

3-5 years         6:00-8:00pm    Tues.   1/20 - 3/17 (9-weeks)    

3-6 years         6:00-8:00pm    Wed.   1/14 - 3/11 (9-weeks with Social Skills Program for children ages 3-6)


January 2015

January 5- School Resumes




Alumni Spotlight...

Lauren Severino is a new high school graduate!  Daley and Dalton Young graduated from Tesoro High School on June 24th.  Daley is off to Grand Canyon University and Dalton is off to Marymount University in Manhattan, New York.  Silaine Danielle Thordarson, graduated from JSerra Catholic High School on May 31, 2014.  She will be attending Dodge College of Film at Chapman University in the fall!  Ann Marie Kenny graduated from Tesoro High School and will be attending Northern Arizona University this fall and will be majoring in Health Science. 
We are very proud of all of our alumni... Congratulations!