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Our School

Qualifications

Montessori Children's Academy is proud to have the following qualifications:

  • MCA has 21years as an established Montessori school which is always on the cutting edge of the best educational advancements in and outside of the Montessori philosophy.
  • MCA is a Full Member School with the American Montessori Society. Please check this link to verify that any school you are considering is an AMS school. AMS is a vital national professional organization that is dedicated to the assurance of quality Montessori programs.
  • MCA is a member with the North American Montessori Teacher's Association (NAMTA also known as AMI).
  • MCA teachers are Montessori certified by AMS (American Montessori Society), AMI (Associated Montessori Internationale) or PAMS (Pan American Montessori Society).
  • MCA teacher assistants are Montessori Teacher Assistant Certified.
  • MCA has met and surpassed the regulations and standards set by the State of Florida and the Florida Department of Children and Families.
  • MCA exceeds standards in space per student and teacher-pupil ratio.
  • MCA is filled with an abundance of the best Montessori materials crucial to ensure each child has sufficient lessons to work with.
  • MCA has warm, caring teachers who know how to make learning fun.
  • MCA provides a rich engaging learning program individualized to your child's own way of learning.
  • MCA offers a clean, safe, stimulating environment that ensures your child's happiness and your peace of mind.

Faculty

Our Lead Teachers (Directress):

Our Teachers (Directress) & Assistants:

  • Are certified in CPR, First Aid and Water Safety.
  • Are certified by the Florida Department of Children and Families.
  • Are required to have worked in a school environment for a minimum of three years.
  • Are required to speak both English and Spanish fluently.
  • Love nurturing children.
  • Love learning about cutting edge ways to educate children.
  • Have been trained by the Montessori certified Head of School who has more than 14 years of teaching experience to meet the strict academic and social requirements of the school.

History

Montessori Children's Academy was founded in 1996  in the Westchester area of Miami, FL. It was the founder's dream to provide the highest quality Montessori education to students while following the standards set forth by American Montessori Society (AMS) and Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), where both the founders received their Montessori teaching credentials. It is the combination of the AMS and AMI interpretation of the Montessori philosophy which has made Montessori Children's Academy a renowned school in Miami, FL.  Always providing the best quality Montessori education to our students.

Our Campus

Maria Montessori felt Montessori schools should be an extension of the home. Montessori Children's Academy provides the child with the “home away from home” experience that allows them to be free, confident learners for life. Montessori Children's Academy is located on a half-acre lot in a residential neighborhood close to the Florida International University South Campus. The children have several gardens throughout the campus, two large, nature-surrounded playgrounds filled with tricycles, balls and playground equipment. The parents and children are in the process of constructing the “Peace Garden” which will be dedicated to Maria Montessori during the 2010-11 School Year.

A fascinating world awaits a young child in the classrooms of Montessori Children's Academy. The tables and chairs are child-sized, and the materials are all within easy reach of young bodies and laid out in an organized, inviting arrangement. Flowers, shells, fossils, a classroom pet, are always available to study and explore.

There are easels on which to draw, child-sized kitchen implements for preparing snacks, and reading corners with armchairs and a tantalizing array of picture books. There are activities to help a child practice buttoning, zipping, snapping, tying shoelaces, and other skills needed for dressing, and activities to help the child develop fine-motor skills needed for writing.

Children can stretch out on mats as they use beads and rods for expressing quantities, sandpaper letters for exploring the alphabet, and blocks, color cards, bells, and other materials for stimulating their senses and investigating sequences and patterns. Children learn to choose their activities appropriately, and they become absorbed in their work.

While many activities take place simultaneously in the classrooms, the atmosphere is tranquil as the children find deep satisfaction in successfully completing their work. The child learns independence, self-motivation, and self-discipline, providing a strong foundation for the Elementary years.

Our Head of School

Montessori Children's Academy (MCA):

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, 1996
  • Florida State Teaching Certificate, 2011
  • Montessori Teaching Credential, 1996
  • Advanced Level Director's Credential
  • Member of American Montessori Society (AMS)
  • Member of Association Montessori International (AMI); some of our teachers: 
  • Member of North American Montessori Teacher's Association (NAMTA)
  • Member of North American Reggio Emilia Association (NAREA)
  • Member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Mrs. Campos brings forth the following Experience:

  • Over 21 years working with children either as a teacher or administrator.
  • 15 years as owner and Administrator of Montessori Children's Academy.
  • Has been both a Montessori and Dance Teacher.

Mrs. Campos believes that children are capable competent individuals who when given the right environment can achieve anything. She is honored to serve the children, parents and staff at her school and is always seeking to integrate cutting edge research into the school's curriculum. She always has her doors open to those who so desire to speak to her.