Each child is unique! Our goal is to help your child grow to his or her fullest potential academically, physically, emotionally and socially. To successfully realize this goal, it is essential that while at CHHH Montessori your child feels safe, respected and important.
This is the compliment we hear most when people visit.
Our indoor environment is designed to meet the ever-changing needs, interests, abilities, and development of children ages 2 to 5. Though CHHH is a licensed large family child care, we exceed the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) requirements for state-approved Montessori schools.
CHHH Montessori is a place where your child:
- Will be treated and respected as an individual;
- Learns at his or her own pace;
- Gains confidence;
- Grows in independence and self-discipline;
- Can be led by his or her curiosity;
- Learns that he or she has a voice and deserves to be heard!
Children are naturally full of curiosity. They want to learn as much as they can about their world. CHHH children have many opportunities to explore nature in our outdoor environment.
Our playground area is surrounded by holly bushes and evergreen trees. In the warmer months, children can enjoy the beauty of colorful flowers and blossoming trees. They also get to observe some of Montgomery County’s native creatures- groundhogs, squirrels, deer, rabbits and several species of birds.
I fell in love with Montessori in 1998. By 2000, I’d successfully completed my American Montessori Society (AMS) Montessori training. I acquired Children’s House at Holly Hill Montessori in 2014. Making the decision to move from an environment with 30 children to here, where I have 10, turned out to be one of the best career decisions I’ve ever made.
My love for Montessori is not limited to CHHH Montessori. Over the years, I’ve developed and instructed several Montessori classes for the Department of Workforce and Development at Montgomery College. Teaching adults was so fulfilling that started my own training organization, Education Matters. I have facilitated trainings and workshops in DC, VA, and across the state of Maryland.
Lastly, several years ago when the state of Maryland passed a regulation requiring that all Montessori schools be validated by a state-approved Montessori validating organization, I applied and was approved! Since then, I’ve validated approximately a dozen Montessori schools. The classes at Montgomery College, trainings I’ve done independently, and opportunities I’ve had to validate other Montessori schools, has helped me grow tremendously as a teacher and student of Montessori. There is no place I’d rather be, and…
Feel free to email me with any questions at HollyHillMontessori@gmail.com I hope to meet you soon!
We could not be more pleased with our decision to enroll our daughter in your school. She is happy and fulfilled everyday. We believe you are genuinely concerned about the growth and nurturing of each child. We are impressed at every turn with the professionalism, respect and joy evident in the staff. Thank you for your part in making our daughter’s early education experience satisfying, comfortable, challenging and safe.