Build a strong foundation for life

A child's first years set the foundation for how they view themselves and the world around them for the rest of their life.  Our Montessori program will give your child a sense of confidence based on accomplishmentscompassion for others, and curiosity about the world.  Our specially trained teachers care for children ages 2 months through Kindergarten.  Your child will feel a strong sense of belonging in our classrooms, designed to stimulate the whole child at every stage of development.  

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 now accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year.  Early admissions deadline is March 20. 

We also have a few immediate openings.  Schedule your tour today!

From our Teachers

  • Language Development for Infants and Toddlers by Patty WilkieThe way we speak to infants and toddlers is vital in the development of their language and vocabulary skills. Communication and language with infants and toddlers are formed within the context of the trust and bond which develops between the adult and child. This trust forms connections that instinctively happen between adults and children, and that directly support and promote language skills and communication.Newborn non-verbal infants communicate their needs through crying, fussiness, and making facial expressions. As young babies continue to hear language, they start to become more verbal.  Older infants and young toddlers are motivated to learn words using sounds, intonations and syllables which are connected to their learning and understanding of speech. Through ...
    Posted Feb 11, 2015, 12:22 PM by Susan Fletcher
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Open House Saturdays 
Come by for an information session and tours.  Find out more about how your child can thrive at Top Hat Montessori.

10:00am - 11:30am

February 28, 2015
March 21, 2015
April 25, 2015
May 9, 2015
June 20, 2015
July 11, 2015

Open Days are a great opportunity for you to come see our classrooms in action.  These are the "lesser" holidays, when some offices are closed and others are open.  For the convenience of our families, we are open on these days.

Come observe the classes any time between 9am and 11:30am on the following days:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 19, 2015
Presidents' Day, Monday, February 16, 2015