Build a strong foundation for life

Maria Montessori said "there is in the child a special kind of sensitivity which leads him to absorb everything about him, and it is this work of observing and absorbing that alone enables him to adapt himself to life".

We care for your child in an enriched environment designed to meet their needs for exploring and learning.  We are not just a school, and we are not just a day care center.  Top Hat Montessori is a school for children ages 2 months to 6 years, with hours and pricing that are convenient for working families.  

Watch your child blossom, developing confidence based on accomplishment, independence and social skills.  Our children leave well prepared for school and for life.

To learn more, read About Us and explore the rest of our site.  Then call 240-813-0713 or schedule a visit online.

We are accepting applications for 3-year-olds for the 2015-16 school year. Schedule your tour today!

We have one immediate opening in our Primary class for a 3-year-old.

We also have one Infant space opening in June.  Come in and see our bright and airy space and meet our loving Infant teachers.  Call 240-813-0713 or schedule your tour online.

From our Teachers

  • Vocabulary by guest contributor Dr. Robert BurneyBirds do it. Baby finches modify their cheeps to fit the songs of adult birds in the nest. Human infants also learn to adjust their babble from the speech of caregivers. TV and recordings don't help. Learning is best when it is interactive and directed specifically to the infant. Actually, humans begin this process in utero. There is evidence now that fetuses learn the vowel sounds of the mother's language up to 10 weeks before birth. They identify these sounds as a native language and reject other languages. They also learn the emotional content of those sounds and incorporate those into their utterances. What mother cannot distinguish her baby's cries signifying ...
    Posted Apr 20, 2015, 3:07 PM by Susan Fletcher
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