The “Nido” (nee-doe), the Italian word for “nest”, is how Maria Montessori described the infant environment. At MINE, ME, & US Montessori School, the Nido Communities are home-like with lovely, natural wooden and cloth materials, child-sized wooden furniture, clean surfaces, organic cotton sheets and blankets, soft soothing music, and magnificent plants in order for children to feel safe, cared for, loved and challenged.
The Toddler Community is spacious to encourage freedom of movement. Beautiful Montessori materials developed to entice the sense of wonder innate in children while meeting their developmental needs in the areas of movement, language, motor skills, and independence fill each classroom. Montessori teachers carefully observe the children and match the classroom materials to encourage their developmental progress based on Montessori training and the latest child development research.
The Children’s House classroom and materials are designed, by Dr. Maria Montessori, and arranged with the intention of supporting each child’s ability to work independently, have confidence in their own capabilities, and to honor their right to exploration and discovery. The Children’s House Montessori teacher guides rather than instructs; allowing each child the space to facilitate their own learning experience and acquire knowledge through individual work.
“Even the most beautiful and well-designed of classrooms and materials can’t offer the potential for learning that time in the natural world and a well-trained teacher does.”
Sustainable Culinary Curriculum and Menus
MINE, ME, & US Montessori School serves organic, vegetarian menus .
-Taste Tests, Tastings, and Food Pairings-
Explore the delicious world of food!
Nature experiences and education are built into the fabric of MINE, ME, & US Montessori School education. All children go outside every single day. From a natural playground with an edible landscape filled with daily gardening opportunities, to recycling and composting, nature education is part of each child’s daily education experience at school.
MINE, ME, & US Montessori School provides organic, vegetarian, and locally-sourced meals and snacks. Meals are a community and social experience, an opportunity for learning about nutrition and, health and most importantly, an extraordinary culinary experience. Our menu includes a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes, herbs and spices.
MINE, ME, & US Montessori School strictly adheres to the Montessori philosophy, method, and curriculum. Montessori materials, credentialed Montessori teachers, and an emphasis on child development, nature education, and rich culinary experiences create the pillars of true Montessori education.
“We cannot recommend MINE/MMUMS more highly for an amazing start to your child’s life!” Mason Walker and Dr. Liesl Baum Walker