About Us

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"Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world."

~Maria Montessori

A Child's Choice Montessori School serves children ages 2 years 7 months through Kindergarten.  We are committed to providing individualized education in a loving, respectful environment.  We guide each child toward developing independence, self-discipline and a life long love of learning.

 

 
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Erin Vavra, directress and head teacher

Erin Vavra is the founder and head instructor at A Child's Choice Montessori School.  Erin earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary and early childhood education from Temple University and a master’s degree in education from Cabrini University.  Erin is certified in the Montessori Method of instruction and has over a decade of experience teaching early childhood education in public and private schools.

Her interest in teaching began naturally at a young age as an older sister teaching her brother.  She pursued it as a career, because she truly enjoys helping children develop their individual personalities, talents, and independence.

After teaching first grade first grade in an inner city school, Erin (Miss Vavra) found that many of her students were below basic skill levels and researched methods to build their foundational skills. She found the over 100 year old Montessori Method to be a natural fit for her teaching style and a proven method that translates well to the modern child and family. 

In her experience, she has found that the hands-on approach of the Montessori Method creates an environment that nurtures growth and faster cognitive development compared to other early education teaching methods.