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  • Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.

    — Maria Montessori

    Our Mission

  • A child’s first years set the foundation for how they view themselves and the world around them for the rest of their life.  

    • A sense of safety and security that provides the base on which their personality is built
    • Fine and gross motor skills, the importance of physical activity
    • Communication skills, expressing themselves, listening to others
    • Emotional maturity to weather the ups and downs of being part of a group
    • Curiosity about the world around them
    • Compassion for others and appreciation of diversity
    • Confidence, how to collaborate, how to work independently
    • Care of self and environment, cleaning up, keeping things orderly
  • Rich educational environment to expose the child to a variety of information about the world.

    • Grace and courtesy, manners that help us all get along
    • English language development, vocabulary, reading and writing
    • Exploring the world by using the senses, learning shapes, colors, sounds, textures
    • Numbers, counting, the decimal system, adding and subtracting, multiplication
    • Continents and oceans of the world, countries, and states of the U.S.
    • Plants and animals, magnets, sink and float, the solar system, dinosaurs
    • Arts of painting, sculpture, singing, dancing, exposure to classic works
  • Admissions

    We welcome children who are 2 or 3 years old to enter our Montessori program.  Call 240-813-0713 today, or schedule your tour online.

     

     

  • Contact Us

    Conveniently located in the Flower Hill Professional Center, close to Shady Grove Metro and Gaithersburg MARC

    18243-A Flower Hill Way, Gaithersburg, MD  20879

    (240) 813-0713 • info@tophatmontessori.com

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