How AmeriMont Began...
I founded AmeriMont Academy after starting a preschool for my three children in the year 2000. I never expected to be in the childcare industry but after touring and evaluating numerous places for my children, the reality of nothing being good enough grew into a dream to develop a superior program that meets the needs of children and parents. If children have to be away from their parents, they should not just be looked after, but that time should be used to enrich their lives. They deserve to be respected, loved and educated.
Coming from the perspective of a parent and not an educator, I feel that I understand how parents' needs also must be met. The webcams were installed to reassure and comfort parents who may wonder how and what their children do after they leave. The ability to order hot lunch as needed each day (instead of pre-ordering for a month or week in advance) came about after a hectic morning that involved an attempt to make lunches and the discovery of moldy bread instead. The need to provide an all-inclusive program came from my love of children and the desire to not exclude anyone, as I would not want my own children to be.
After researching the best ways to accomplish the goal of providing a quality educational environment, I found that many of my philosophies paralleled that of Dr. Maria Montessori. Recognizing that other educational techniques are very effective and can be used in conjunction with the Montessori philosophy is what has evolved into "An Enriched Montessori Environment".
I am proud of the reputation that AmeriMont Academy has earned; our teachers are incredible people and our children are very happy and doing amazing things!