Welcome from our Director
Mrs. Jay Bogollagama
We are so happy you are considering joining the family here at Early Years Montessori School. As a young woman and mother of three, I was always fascinated with early education. I saw first-hand how the Montessori philosophy,
it's joyful work and play, calls to a child and feeds their inner needs in a meaningful way. This experience led me to my Montessori Diploma and my first head teacher position.
In 1988, I established Early Years Montessori School as a safe, nurturing place where a stimulating curriculum helps children explore and grow. Since then, children from across Northern Virginia have grown and thrived with us,
and moved on with their education fully prepared for the next challenge.
Dr. Montessori's time-tested approach focuses on the development of the whole child, physically and socially, as well as emotionally, and cognitively, and continuing professional education is an essential best practice. This is why my teachers and I are also dedicated to continuing our professional education, such as IMS's recent Creating the New Education workshop, so that we can continue to adapt and enrich our Montessori curriculum to the growing needs of today's children.
In 2015, I was honored to be recognized by my peers at the International Montessori Society with an article in the Montessori News about our success here at Early Years Montessori School. I invite you to visit us weekdays from 9am to 11 am to observe first-hand how we can help your child learn and grow together.
Mrs. Jay Bogollagama, Director
Confidence, communication, and exploration are building blocks of the proven Montessori educational experience for a lifelong love of learning. At Early Years Montessori School, our caring teachers, experienced director, and rich Montessori curriculum is dedicated to this philosophy in support of your child 's learning and growth.
Our simple, organized classrooms and individualized, guided instruction foster a sense of security, self-discipline, and empowerment for students ages 2-6.
Our mixed age group experiences encourage leadership and understanding, as the younger students observe, imitate, and follow the good examples demonstrated by their older classmates.
Freedom of choice , framed by a structured curriculum of tasks and activities, is a key quality of a Montessori education. From the simple to the complex, our activities nurture curiosity and independence as students learn at their own pace. All through interesting activities they enjoy with guidance from our thoughtful, observant teachers.
Experience the Early Years Montessori School Classroom
Set back on the quiet, five acre campus of Saint Patrick's Episcopal Church in Falls Church, Early Years Montessori School provides flexible programs for year-round child care, early education, and active play for ages 2--6.
• Montessori curriculum, adaptable to the growing needs of each child.
• Child-focused, teacher-guided activities for early development.
• Practical life exercises instill personal care, grace and courtesy.
• Sensorial exercises for discovering the environment through experience.
• Extracurricular activities for discovering new talents.
• Caring, nurturing, and experienced teachers and leadership.
• Flexible hours, year-round enrollment, and reasonable tuition.
For over 30 years, parents from across Northern Virginia have entrusted Early Years Montessori School with the care and education of their children.
We invite you to visit us and learn how we can help support your child 's growth emotionally, intellectually, and socially while having fun in a safe, loving atmosphere.