Children's Montessori

About Us

Welcome and thank you for your interest in Town & Country Children's Montessori, one of the finest Montessori schools in early childhood education in Austin, Texas since 1979. Our school is founded on the principles and philosophies of Dr. Maria Montessori. We believe that each child is a born learner. At T&C the children guided through the traditional Montessori Method & its values. The children are also exposed to a modern approach to the traditional Montessori methods to enable and enhance the 21st century child's learning capabilities and abilities. T&C is dedicated to educate and foster the child as a whole person emotionally, physically, intellectually, and spiritually in a multi-cultural society. This shall ultimately lead the learning experience at T&C as an aid to life. This is done in a prepared and nurturing environment, which includes a trained teacher who is called a "guide". The guide will observe each child and guide each child with the help of one or two assistants. Included activities are Practical Life, Sensorial, Math, Language, Botany, Geography, Science, Art, Music, Spanish and much more.

Our prepared environment responds to the child's sensitive periods in order to blossom to the fullest potential possible. Learning occurs naturally and joyfully at the proper moment for each child.

T&C cultivates the child's natural spontaneity of learning and bring the child to the fullest possible realization of his/her individual potentialities. Dr. Maria Montessori observed the importance of birth to 6 years of age. This time period that she refers to as the "Absorbent Mind" is the most important and critical years of learning. The second half of that time period from 3 to 6 years is especially crucial. At T&C we believe that your child's success is our success. Our prepared environment along with a trained guide allows each child to discover, experience, learn and develop according to his/her own pace.

Town & Country Children's Montessori director with over 28 years of Montessori education experience, being a pianist and a composer herself, believes in the importance of offering music to the very young child. Therefore, music is an important part of our environment and has incorporated a variety of music activities to instill music appreciation among our children.

She also believes the uniqueness, originality, creativity and the spirit with in each child, and importance of developing and fostering the beauty and harmony of multicultural environment with peace and compassion.

"If the suitable houses do not exist for children, then we must build them”
“If you want to plant to bloom, plant the seed early”
- Dr. Maria Montessori