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610-462-7706 * 919-924-5234  /  info@wrenandwillowmontessori.com  / 5109 Oak Park Rd Raleigh NC 27612

Our School

Wren and Willow Montessori School nurtures infants, toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners in an authentic Montessori environment.   Our nature-based school inspires multi-sensory, hands-on learning in a peaceful, organic setting. Our deep understanding of child development and Montessori philosophies fosters creative-based learning that gives students loving support and a solid foundation as they grow, emotionally and academically.  Our program flourishes self-reliant and independent, life-long learners who will shape their own future.

About Our Staff

Wendy Lee
Willow House

"The education of even a small child, therefore, does not aim at preparing him for school, but for life. "

Maria Montessori 

 

Babies and toddlers learn from all their senses - taste, touch, sound, sight, smell.  My role is to provide a safe space, to love and nurture each child as the unique person they are.  Willow House offers multi-sensory, indoor and outdoor environments for our little ones make discoveries and grow - emotionally, physically, and cognitively.  Most importantly, we follow the lead of each child.

Guiding and caring for babies and young children is my passion and purpose.  Learning is all about exploration!  It is my pleasure to prepare a safe, stimulating and loving classroom for my little ones who first will learn to crawl before they walk, run, and jump on their life-long journey.

I have my BA in Communications, Montessori Certification and Early Childhood Certificate and am a certified SIDs trainer.  I am a mother of 3 children and I coach soccer. I am a perpetual student and teacher. Learning never stops.

Stephanie Schilling
Wren House

As the lead teacher and curriculum developer of the Wren House,  I value authentic learning experiences, building family like relationships and fostering a creative based Montessori curriculum that you will find no where else.

 

I have many years of experience in developing a rich preschool environment and hold a degree in early childhood education and teaching credentials from the American Montessori Society. I believe in supporting students in ways that ignite their passion for learning, support their independence and grow their self esteem.

"I look to a distant  landscape, a future I cannot see. My teaching is an act of faith in that unseen horizon. That the work I do today will help the child tomorrow. And tomorrow. And tomorrow. That the child I nurture today will reach that horizon, will discover new lands, will blaze trails beyond my ability to image.  May I provide for them what they need most on that adventure. May I not burden them or load them down with what we should both disregard. Though I cannot see it, though I will never see it, may I protect that horizon."
- A Delicate Path, Teaching and Learning on the Montessori Path

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