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“We love being part of the MCC community as we can see first hand how our daughter thrives and grows in many different developmental aspects with the guidance of her wonderful teachers. She has learned to develop self confidence and independence as a small person even at the age of one right now, and it’s extremely fascinating and rewarding to see her become herself. We are very grateful for K.T. Korngold, the Director, and the staff for creating such a nurturing and comfortable environment for her to keep growing, and we are very excited for our little boy to also experience the same.”

— The Tanaka Family

“We send our son to MCC because we know that the staff and teachers lovingly support him to reach important milestones in his development. MCC provides a nurturing environment for him to learn, foster his independence, interact well with others, and be curious about the world around him.”

– The Woods Family

“This was our daughter’s first experience being out of my full time care at home and joining the Toddler Room.  The most notable changes were her growing sense of independence and love for the many nurturing activities that became her daily work.  It was interesting that while she was first learning to separate from me, she naturally gravitated towards working with the baby dolls (holding, swaddling, and washing) in a way that allowed her to be the nurturer.  Her teachers encouraged this type of work, which not only gave her a sense of calm and happiness in a brand new environment, but also contributed to her feeling that she had a special job while at school.  Her independence has grown even more since she has joined the Early Childhood class. In the new, larger environment, she’s exposed to so many creative activities, and opportunities to practice self-care.  I am frequently delighted to hear her sing songs in other languages, sing about weather and geography, practice counting, spending longer amounts of time drawing and coloring independently, and demonstrating a greater ability to focus longer on any type of work she chooses.  I am also pleasantly surprised to see her progress in dressing, hygiene, cleaning up and willingness to be a helper.  It is clear to our family that the Montessori principles are helping our daughter to flourish and prepare her for independence, self-awareness, and lifelong learning.

— The Zanot family


“MCC is a beautiful facility. It is a bright, clean, pleasant environment.  I hesitate to even refer to the staff as staff, because the women who work here seem to be more than that. Our son hasn’t even been attending here for three months, and yet it seems every employee I have met knows his name and asks about his progress. Since he has gotten adjusted to the new routine  he is thrilled to go to MCC every morning; and when I come to pick him up, I see that he is happily engaged, whether it be an activity where he is playing independently, interacting with other children, or receiving individualized attention from one of the teachers. We couldn’t be happier with MCC and neither could our son.”

— The Mueller family


“Our son was cared for by his parents/grandparents until he began attending MCC at 15 months. We are extremely satisfied with our experiences here and delighted we found this beautiful program. Our child is happy, engaged and learning. His teachers are caring, nurturing, dedicated and kind. We receive excellent, clear communication. We are thrilled to send our child to a program that truly puts children’s safety, learning and development first. Thank you, MCC!”

 — Elizabeth Donisan

“My wife and I put our son into Montessori Children’s Center at 5 months and it was the best experience that we could have imagined. Unfortunately, our job relocated and we had to pull him out of Montessori. We found the best daycare in our area and that did not match the care, nurturing and growth we experienced at Montessori Children’s Center. Since then we’ve found a Montessori in our area and have been able to again witness the standard of care that we first learned we could get from Montessori Children’s Center (White Plains). We highly recommend the Montessori Children’s Center to anyone considering top quality child care.”

–Keelan Walker

“We’ve had a fantastic experience with MCC. Teachers are dedicated with very low turn-over. Good communication. Our daughter has really thrived there, loves her teachers and is excited to go to school in the morning. Bonus points for awesome communication during COVID pandemic.”

— Reid Hopkins


“We are so happy at the Montessori Children’s Center. The teachers are warm, engaging, and professional – our child has thrived under their care. Through COVID, they’ve remained open while adhering to proper safety protocol measures, which has benefited our family tremendously during this challenging time. Thank you, MCC!”

-Kirsten Velezis

“The Montessori Children’s Center is a fantastic place for nurturing your child’s growth. When dropping off our son five days a week, my wife and I have every confidence that the many hours he spends at the school will be filled with joy and learning opportunities. Our 4 year old has gained a tremendous amount of confidence and independence. He looks forward to his school day, and shares many stories about his work and play at pick-up. The teachers and staff are all absolutely amazing – their dedication and passion for their work is apparent in their every interaction with the children and the parents alike. Our older son is an MCC graduate, and the dividends of his 2.5 years at the school are apparent on a daily basis. If you’re in the (often anxiety-inducing) process of school selection for your child, a visit to MCC will go a long way toward your peace of mind. I also invite every parent to look into the many advantages of a Montessori education. MCC has developed a distinctive, welcoming culture over its many years of service, and the school’s commitment to the Montessori pedagogical approach is truly unmatched.”

–Aleksey Gring


“MCC ranks among the best programs I have ever seen.  Each time, I have come away impressed with the exemplary quality of the care of the children and the sound fundamentals of the education offered.  The atmosphere is calm and conducive to a strong sense of peacefulness in children.  This sense and the orderliness of the classroom environments increase the children’s sense of belonging and the development of community among them.  The teachers are well trained and supported by the management personnel to carry out their teaching duties effectively.  The children are engaged in learning.  The environment is successful in supporting the adults as well as the children, which is not often the case.  The leadership that K.T. Korngold has provided has allowed this high quality of service and support to be consistent and sustained.”

– Patricia Werner, Founding Head Washington Montessori School

MCC is a highly recognized authentic Montessori program.  It is a model of excellence for administrators and teachers-in-training who observe from Montessori schools in every state.  MCC is a well-managed childcare facility with highly qualified trained staff.  The leadership, dedication, and expertise of K.T. Korngold and her Director provide the highest level of management.  The quality of care and guidance for the children is outstanding and an inspiration.”

– Marie M. Dugan, Former Executive Director of AMS

“The school’s setting and how the management and teachers use the environment to promote the Montessori philosophy of learning is an integral part of my daughter’s experience at the school.   The space inside the school, bright and airy, houses ‘work’ that the teachers thoughtfully pair with each child to challenge their developmental level.  The children help take care of plants in the yard.  I will never forget my 9-month-old baby coming home repeating the word, “nest,” after being taught about a nest of baby birds in the – in the tree right outside the infant room!  I cannot say enough about MCC.” 

— Sarah F., past parent

“We have been overjoyed at how nurturing, caring and attentive the teachers and staff are to our daughter. We feel secure in knowing she is in such a loving environment every day while we are working. As parents, we’ve made strong connections with the teachers and other families at the center as well. It is truly a very special community of people.”

— Katherine and John B., past parents

“At least one of our children has attended the Montessori Children’s Center over the past six years. During this time at the MCC, we have watched our crawlers flourish into confident and joyful kids with supportive teachers who truly invest a part of themselves each and every day toward the care and nourishment of the spirits of their entrusted class. We, in addition to our children, have made meaningful friendships through the MCC “family”.  The teachers and administrators are supportive and willing to share their experience in helping us to navigate through the obstacle course of parenthood.  Even though our son has graduated, the teachers continue to show a sincere interest in his continued well-being and he has truly excelled in elementary school.

Our children have very different temperaments, one is more pensive and observant while the other tends to be more gregarious and talkative, yet they both thrived and had the type of support they each needed in the MCC environment. We considered hiring a nanny in lieu of our children going to MCC. We can confirm, without a doubt, that the benefits of early socialization, the respect, and attention that is shown, the fostering of a creative and intellectual curiosity by trained educators and the self-esteem building that happens at MCC, far exceeds what one nanny can offer our children. Our children have a depth of character, beyond their years, due in part to MCC’s cultivating environment. It fosters the tenets that they belong to a greater society with whom they have a responsibility; the ability make choices for themselves and to learn the natural consequences thereof in a safe and judgment-free environment; the notion that each person and living being should be treated with respect; the opportunity to wonder; and the inspiration of critical thinking in young minds. We hope, as their parents, these attributes will carry with them throughout their lives. “

                —E.O. current parent

“Our children were positively impacted for life from their experience at MCC.  They were not just ready for kindergarten due to the reading and math skills they learned.  They were ready for life – with the ability to think for themselves, make choices, and function independently.  We’re convinced that the unique structure of the Montessori program and the quality of the implementation that the program at Burke gave us the best possible outcome that we could have ever imagined for our children’s preschool.”

— David B. and Ivy E., past parents

“Words cannot convey the appreciation we have for this wonderful program , and the sadness knowing that we will no longer feel the joy of (our daughter) rush into your doors.  She was immediately embraced by your nurturing community, and (all too quickly) grew to be the beautiful, mature, well-spoken and incredibly creative young girl we are so blessed to have in our lives.  Her gifts are immeasurable, and directly the result of the dedication and care of your staff.”

— Amy and Jacob A., past parents