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“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.”

- Maria Montessori

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A Place for Growing Minds

Welcome to A Developing Mind Montessori Elementary and The Circle of Care Developmental Preschool. Education is one of the most important, long lasting decisions that we make for our children. Thank you for taking the time to stop by our site and learn what our school and our Montessori program have to offer your child.

Dr. Maria Montessori was an Italian physician and pioneer in child development. She observed that children have a natural, progressive aptitude for acquiring knowledge about their world. Dr. Montessori found that by placing children in a specially prepared environment to meet their physical, cognitive, and social needs, the children felt safe, supported, and inspired. They thrived and achieve their dreams.

At A Developing Mind Montessori Elementary and The Circle of Care Developmental Preschool we consider our students' achievements and confidence one of our top priorities. Using the Montessori philosophy of embracing the whole child, students are introduced to an upgraded, open-ended curriculum, allowing them to progress at their own pace in a dynamic, energized, free-flowing classroom where learning is tangible. In this type of Montessori environment young minds not only learn, but thrive.

A Developing Mind Montessori Elementary and The Circle of Care Developmental Preschool are extensions of Family Support Services of North Idaho. A Developing Mind Montessori Elementary provisional accreditation through the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC).