Heart Smart Montessori offers a dynamic preschool program that gives your child all that is needed to unlock his/her full potential.  Based on Dr. Maria Montessori's "Help to Life" method, the environment is carefully prepared to nurture and enhance your child's joy of mastering basic academic, practical life, social and artistic skills.

Welcome to Heart Smart Montessori

Owner, Ellen Koning studied under Dr. Elisabeth Caspari and received her Montessori Teaching Certificate in 1996.

Dr. Caspari is the founder of the Pan American Montessori Society and one of the foremost experts in presenting the Montessori message.

A professor of music, she found herself held back in India where she met her great teacher, Dr. Maria Montessori.  She studied with Maria Montessori and had a close association with her for many years.

Growing up in the Netherlands, Ellen experienced Maria Montessori as a "household name" and became more familiar with her and her message as she attended Montessori High School.  She has a great love and dedication to your child's early years.

Kindermusik's "ABC Music & Me" program is included in our preschool curriculum. It contains music, stories and activities that are thoroughly researched and of the highest quality and a valuable tool to educate the whole child. (visit www.kindermusik.com for more information)