GREAT BEGINNINGS Montessori School aims to provide a happy and secure mixed age environment for children ages 18 months - 9 years old. Here the children can fulfill their developmental potential and become independent, self-confident individuals. Children are given lessons with materials developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. They are then free, within limits, to choose their own activities. As each child explores the materials s/he discovers and masters a series of skills, which lay the foundation for their future schooling and life.