About The Montessori Academy of Northern Colorado
Greeley lost its only Montessori school in the Spring of 2011 leaving a need for a new Montessori school. I had opened a small Montessori home in the little farming town of Dows, Iowa for my youngest son because I believe in the philosophy so very much. We moved out to Colorado in 2006 and I became a licensed Realtor. This was right at the beginning of not a great time to be a Realtor so when the opportunity arose in Greeley; I went back to my true passion of teaching. Our school is licensed for 10 Toddlers and 50 preschool/kindergartner age children We are growing and anticipate a waiting list this fall. Our growth and the referrals from current parents tell us we are on the right path. We have parents that drive from Brighton, Windsor and Loveland to our school. I love our small center and the fact that it makes it easier to really get to know the parents and the children. We are active in community events and look forward to our continued growth in the area.
Montessori Academy of Northern Colorado has a comprehensive educational approach for 12 mo. (and walking) through Kindergarten. It is based on the observation of children’s needs in a variety of cultures all around the world. Beginning her work almost a century ago, Dr. Maria Montessori developed this educational approach based on her understanding of children’s natural learning tendencies as they unfold in “prepared environments” for multi-age groups in three year spans; (0-3, 3-6, 6-9, 9-12, and 12-14). The Montessori environment contains specially designed, manipulative “materials for development” that invite children to engage in learning activities of their own individual choice. Under the guidance of a trained teacher, children in a Montessori classroom learn by making discoveries with the materials, cultivating concentration, motivation, self-discipline, and a love of learning