We welcome students, teachers, families, and visitors from all walks of life, from all parts of the world, from every religious and cultural tradition, without discrimination for any reason in our Montessori preschool and daycare in Gaithersburg, Maryland (MD). We value diversity in our school very much and we appreciate and celebrate all of the differences in people that make the world an interesting place to live. Our after-care program incorporates the Reggio Emilia approach.
The Reggio Emilia approach is similar to Montessori in that it is a student-centered and constructivist method that utilizes self-directed, experiential learning, in relationship-oriented environments, and is based on the principles of respect, responsibility, and community. The Reggio Emilia Approach was developed by pedagogist Loris Malaguzzi and parents in the villages around the city of Reggio Emilia, Italy, and derives its name from that city.