Janet Bequette | President
TLC Montessori's mission, our vision, and our goals, are expressions of my point of view and clearly define my idea of what I strive to accomplish. I believe each and every child should be in an environment that is safe, educationally stimulating, peaceful and caring.
I started TLC thirty-two years ago using the traditional method of early childhood education. After five years using traditional teaching methods I was introduced to Montessori. Once I experienced the multi-age Montessori classroom, I realized how natural and easy children move through the materials and lessons using this method. After completing the classroom course work and the practicum, I knew this was the way to positively change a child’s view of learning and school. The Montessori Method creates independence and self-esteem in children along with a sense of curiosity and openness toward learning.
Kyungah Kim | Director
I had an opportunity to learn about the Montessori philosophy in depth while completing my MA in Early Childhood Education in 1998. Having worked with three other early childhood programs, I recognized the wisdom of the Montessori approach, which soon earned a very special place in my heart. The more I work with young children in the Montessori environment, the more I grow as an educator. My goal is to ensure that the faculty and staff of TLC work as a team to carry out our mission on behalf of our students and families.
Christal Ferrier | Office Manager
I have worked at TLC Montessori as the Office Manager for several years. I was drawn to the position because of the variety of tasks involved in running an office and staff. Over time I realized that although the position was office related I was able to expand to working with the families at TLC.
Over the past several years I have become a part of a community that understands the value of an early childhood education and the relationships surrounding it. It is a pleasure introducing new families to TLC and the Montessori Method, and getting to know our current families.
"We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being."