|Nova Montessori Preschool Inc. offers a child-centered development program. Our program is based on Montessori Philosophy to provide an exceptional learning environment that encourages creativity, exploration, independence and self-development. Furthermore, we have enriched our program by integrating important aspects of play based curriculum to inspire and balance all developmental needs of the children. Our mission is to provide a quality Montessori education in a safe, diverse, and nurturing environment that helps the development of a well-rounded child.
Dr. Montessori referred to teachers in the Montessori school system as “directors/directresses” due to their educational role to direct children through a journey of self-discovery. The directress of Nova Montessori Preschool therefore provides guidance to help children work towards independence, self-confidence, and self-discipline. They have Montessori diplomas, as well as Early Childhood degrees or diplomas. Their extensive educational training, Montessori experience, and commitment help to nurture and guide children through our curriculum. In doing this, our directresses help the children reach their full potential. Nova Montessori offers staff opportunities for attending conferences, workshops, training sessions to further develop their professional development.
Maja Aziraj, Directress (ECEII, Diploma in Early Childhood Education, Bachelor of Human Ecology)
Karen Golas, Directress (AMI Montessori Diploma, Bachelor of Education)
Kumuduni Hewa Pinnapolage, Directress (AMI Montessori Diploma, Bachelor of Engineering)
Geethani Yakandawala, Directress and School Administrator (ECEIII, ECEII, Diploma in Early Childhood Program
Management, Diploma in Early Childhood Education, NAMC Montessori Diploma, Master of Science, Bachelor of
Assistants and substitutes
All our staff assistants and substitute teachers have good knowledge of the Montessori philosophy and child development. They are committed to offer an exceptional service.