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​Michigan Montessori Children’s Academy is a private, independent school serving children from 18 months through 6 years of age.

Preschool in Shelby Twp

Dr. Maria Montessori

Ms. Jaya


Montessori is a method of education based on the observations, methods and philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori. This method of education focuses on the development of the whole child in all areas of life, and supports the idea that children possess an innate desire to explore, discover, and learn.  

  • Licensed by the State of Michigan

  • Follows the American Montessori Society (AMS) 


One of the greatest strengths of the school is the highly trained and superbly qualified teachers who take a personal interest in their students and parents. These dedicated teachers form the foundation of a caring community in which children develop and learn to become responsible, loving human beings.


Opening up a Montessori school has been my dream for awhile.  After working as a Project Manager for Accenture, LLC for three years, I finally decided to follow my heart and true desire of working with children.  Being a Montessori child myself and having an aunt who owns a Montessori school, I was around the Montessori philosophy my whole life.  I saw firsthand the difference it made in children's lives and how advanced each child developed under the Montessori Method.  After training in London, England for a year at the Maria Montessori Institute under the well-known Director of Training, Lynn Lawrence, I became even more passionate and a strong believer in the Montessori philosophy.  I then moved to Chicago where I taught 3-6 year olds at a Montessori school in the west suburbs.    Being a part of the lives and education of these growing children had a beautiful and lasting effect on me.  After getting married and moving back to Michigan, I decided this was the time to intertwine my Business degree from the University of Michigan and my Montessori Education together to start a top-notch school to help aid children for life.  I encourage parents to learn what a Montessori education is all about.  Please feel free to contact me anytime with questions.  My door and heart are always open to children and families wanting to build a foundation for lifelong learning.

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