SMR Shoreline Montessori and Infant Care center is a non-profit educational and cultural foundation.
We were founded in 2002 on the principal that great education should be accessible to children, and the belief that the Montessori method is one of the most effective ways to do that. SMR Shoreline Montessori is dedicated to providing quality education with high academic standards combined with loving, warm childcare and after school recreation. The program was expanded to the present size to better serve the needs of working parents and their children.
Located in Shoreline, Washington - right next to Shoreline Center and Shoreline pool. We're less than 3 minutes away from easy access to Interstate 5 as well as Highway 99.
Using the Montessori Method:
SMR Shoreline Montessori continues its dedication to expanding each child’s potential by nurturing and stimulating that unique union of mind and body through academics, music, drama, art, movement, meditation, yoga, and practical life skills, directed by dedicated staff.
The school uses the Montessori method combined with the latest research in learning to create an environment where children experience the joy of learning, the excitement of sudden intuitive leaps in understanding, and the pride of accomplishment. The environment helps children develop within themselves an excellent foundation for a lifetime of creative learning. The learning materials have been designed to provide a wide variety of learning experiences geared to the developmental needs of young children. The learning involved is handling, manipulating, and working with materials is fascinating and absorbing for young children when engaged in exploratory activities and semi-structured activities. Children in these setting experience deep satisfaction which leaves him or her with an overall positive attitude towards education and learning.
Our head teachers have at least a BA and at least 2 years experience in childcare; SMR teachers in practice usually have much more experience. All teachers have taken at least 20 hours of basic health/safety courses, are CPR and 1st aid certified, have a food handler’s permit, and have completed an HIV/AIDS course in handling bodily fluids.