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Montessori Achievement Centre

10435 Campo Road
Spring Valley, CA 91978

(619) 670-9209


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

From the Director:

Montessori Achievement Centre is dedicated to the Montessori philosophy which states that 'within each child lies the adult he/she will become.' Therefore, it is our mission to help the child construct the adult within by offering a superb Montessori education in a nurturing environment.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught Music Art PERK YogaKids Gardening Field Trips Swim Classes (in Summer) Spanish

From the Director:

Montessori Achievement Centre strives to assure that upon leaving, each child is empowered to embark on a life long quest for learning.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

All the staff at Montessori Achievement Centre are Montessori Certified with many ECE units.
Each teacher guides the child through the various areas of the Montessori Classroom. Lessons are individual or small groups, thus the teachers are able to observe and help the children as needed.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Montessori Achievement Centre is a special place where children ages 2-6years come because they love to learn. We are a family school and the leader in traditional Montessori education. We are here to nurture your child and to help you with the important work of guiding his or her intellectual, social, emotional and physical development. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

Early arrival is 7:00.
Montessori Day is 8:30 to 1:30.
Parents provide lunch and MAC supplies the snacks.
After school care is 1:30 to 5:00.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Monthly newsletters
E mails
Phone calls
Person to person
Parent Orientation
Parent Nights
Open House
Progress Reports
Flyers and Memos


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation