About CHILD Montessori -- History

CHILD Montessori School began operations in January, 1986 when the founder, Jean Carol Stein, opened a primary level classroom. Her goal was to create a relaxed Montessori environment that would still enhance the learning of children on all levels. Her vision was to gently guide them with individual academic support while allowing each child to recognize his or her inner potential and talents. The school grew rapidly, and by 1989 had expanded to three classrooms, added both pre-primary and elementary programs, and had over 40 students. In 1993 the school moved to its larger current facility, which was designed to accommodate all facets of a Montessori program.

CHILD Montessori's programs were specifically developed to assist children during their most formative years. The values and unique style of teaching and learning at CMS quickly helped the school gain recognition within the community. The school initially focused on children aged 3-6, and subsequently expanded to provide programs for children aged 2 through grade 5, due to parental requests. The building was designed to keep the school small enough to ensure that the educational standards would remain at the exceptional level that CHILD had achieved. By limiting the size, CHILD has also retained the family atmosphere envisioned as part of the school's mission.