“The sense of community, independence and leadership that our eldest has developed at PVMA is among one of the most impactful benefits. The guides pay careful attention to each child’s needs and development. They create and customize activities and academic work to keep the children motivated, engaged and constantly learning. The children at PVMA experience empathy, compassion, and freedom within boundaries. Because he has witnessed grace and courtesy and kindness, our son has grown into a caring leader.”
“There are few things more satisfying as parents than seeing our son Drake beaming with pride about his own accomplishments. My son is doing things at PVMA we could have never imagined he was capable of at this stage. But his guides know exactly what he is ready for because they truly understand him as an individual and appreciate how his mind works. The guides expertly find the right balance of challenge and encouragement, mixed with a lot of patience and nurturing, to push him to learn and grow. The guides and staff communicate clearly with us as parents about Drake’s challenges and his progress. They collaborate with us to solve any issues and are just as excited to celebrate his successes as we are.”
“PVMA has quality and consistency of teachers and guides; it feels safe and familiar, like a second home.”
“The environment at PVMA fosters a sense of community, belonging, and responsibility. Our children have grown mentally and emotionally since joining the program last year. We love hearing about the work our children do, and continue to be impressed with how they are able to apply the learning outside of the classroom. We are so glad we found PVMA, and feel confident that we made the right choice for our children.”
“We are so glad to have found PVMA just across the road! The teachers are wonderful and my son is thriving with all the outdoor play!”
OUR FOUNDING VALUES
We hope that by instilling and fulfilling our three founding values — citizenship, leadership, partnership in each individual — we are able to deliver the absolute best in early childhood education. Our vision is to develop strong and confident leaders. We emphasize that leadership does not necessarily mean being the decision maker of everyone. It can be quiet acts of compassion, not always being acknowledged but doing the right thing. We want our children, whether they’re in daycare or preschool, to be active members of the world. This includes being active citizens of the PVMA community, in the larger areas of Golden Valley and Eden Prairie, MN, and of the world. We want our Montessori School to be an extension of the home.