WELCOME TO VILLAGE MONTESSORI!
For over ten years, we've been inspiring the cognitive, emotional and physical development of each child in a secure & joyful environment that encourages them to engage the world through exploration, collaboration, and creativity.
We offer a safe and supportive environment that nurtures each child’s unique gifts.
We implement proven Montessori methods to naturally guide children to become attentive, curious, and self-directed in order to discover the actual richness of the world that surrounds them.
We help children discover positive self-awareness as well as strengthen their connections with others in the environment giving them the ability to realize their fullest potential.
We provide guidance and education to the community of parents so they can more effectively support and guide their children’s development.
MEET Joan Rodriguez-Malone, Owner & Director
Mrs. Rodriguez-Malone has been involved in Montessori all her life. Her Montessori training began at the age of three as a student in a very well-respected International Montessori school. Upon graduation from Montessori grade school she attended a traditional American method School at the Carol Morgan School of Santo Domingo. Her first formal teaching experience was at the age of 16 when she created a program for preschoolers to learn English as a second language at the Montessori School of Santo Domingo. Her formal education includes an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Palm Beach Junior College, a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami, and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami.
Mrs. Rodriguez-Malone has numerous teaching certifications including a Certificate of Primary Education from the American Montessori Society, Infants and Toddlers Certification from the American Montessori Society, a Certificate in Family Music from the University of Miami, and has earned an Infants and Toddlers Parent-Teacher Montessori Certification from the Montessori Institute of San Diego where she studied under Silvana Montanaro, the author of “Understanding the Human Being” and Joseph Chilton Pearce, author of “The Evolution Egg.” Mrs. Rodriguez-Malone has attended continuing education at the University of Miami, Belmont University, The American Montessori Society, North American Montessori Teacher Association and Harvard University. Prior to opening her school she worked as a Montessori Assistant and Teacher at the Children’s House of the Palm Beaches, Wee Wisdom Private School, and Alexander Montessori in South Miami.
She is a Miami mom that lives with her Husband and three children in Coconut Grove, Florida.
The Benefits of Montessori Education
During the time spent in the Montessori environment, the children’s consciousness is exposed to stimulation in a classroom space that always represents an attractive and encouraging orderly world. This love for order will last a lifetime. As adults, there will be times in which these children will receive others admiration and recognition for their skillful ability to bring along where ever they might go, a positive, and a good sense of order and efficiency.
Planting deeply in our children a good sense of order will foster children’s discipline and better enable them to be duly successful in attaining their goals under any circumstances that life might bring along.
To teach children in objective, realistic ways and by means which maximize their sensorial experiences, motivating their interest to move from the concrete world and spontaneously choose to explore the wonderful realm of abstract thinking and imagination. Such an experience will certainly enable them to learn faster, easier and more rewardingly. The Montessori method has demonstrated that children can learn more things in a shorter period of time.