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Ann Arbor Children’s House offers children ages birth through 6
a Montessori environment where they can grow
to their own unique potential, setting the foundation for lifelong learning.

We offer children the opportunity to develop in a joyful, dynamic and natural way following the pedagogical model put forth nearly a century ago by Dr. Maria Montessori.

Children are naturally curious.
We nurture their desire to learn.

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About Us

At Ann Arbor Children’s House,
we believe in…

  • Family relationships. Strong personal relationships with parents and children help enhance education and ensure smooth transitions from home to school and back.
  • Small class size. We have two traditionally trained Montessori teachers and two highly skilled classroom assistants who interact with 25 children. We maintain at least an eight-to-one child/teacher ratio at all times.
  • Individualized learning. We listen to, follow, observe, and respect the children, guiding their natural interests and allowing them to realize their full potential.
  • A mixed-age class. Children ages three to six work and learn together, allowing each to develop socially and intellectually at his or her own pace while encouraging older children to help younger ones, and younger children to model the behavior of older ones.
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    We offer…

    • a full Montessori environment
    • morning and extended-day programs
    • weekly half-hour classes in music and Spanish for extended-day students
    • optional early drop-off and lunch
    • occasional afternoon field trips to Ann Arbor’s many cultural resources, such as museums, parks, libraries, local businesses, and events
    • special visitors to the classroom such as local musicians, animal specialists, and people knowledgeable about diverse cultures
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    “I am merely saying that the true defense of mankind cannot be based on arms. Wars will always follow one upon the other, and no people’s peace and prosperity can ever be assured until we trust in the great “armament for peace” that education represents.”

    –  From Education and Peace, Maria Montessori, page 32.  It is an excerpt from an address she gave in Copenhagen on May 22, 1937.

    Ann Arbor Children’s House
    Preschool: 2309 Packard Street
    Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

    Infant & Toddler: 2145 Independence Blvd
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    Phone 734.330.8190