The Montessori School Of Donelson - Nashville TN Centers Care for 13 or more children

(615) 872-0101
3 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: The Montessori School of Donelson utilizes the child-centered educational philosophy developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. This method based on scientific observations of children has been time tested with over 100 years of success in diverse cultures throughout the world. It is an approach that values the human spirit and the development of the whole child physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively.

Additional Information: Wheelchair Accessible;

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 70776
  • Capacity: 55
  • Age Range: 6 WK to 12 YR
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Transportation: NO
  • Current License Issue Date: Dec 04, 2014
  • District Office: Tennessee Child Care Licensing
  • District Office Phone: (615)532-5182 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)
  • Licensor: Debra Miller

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Violation Corrected Violation Narrative
2020-02-12 Monitoring Visit
2020-01-14 Follow-Up Visit
2019-11-22 Monitoring Visit
2019-10-29 Monitoring Visit
2019-08-08 Monitoring Visit
2019-05-21 Monitoring Visit
2019-05-10 2020-01-16 Complaint Investigation Technical Assistance Quarterly Monitoring Visit Monitoring Visit
2019-03-07 2019-03-07 Monitoring Visit
2019-02-12 Monitoring Visit
2019-01-10 Initial/Re-Evaluation Visit
2018-10-02 Complaint Investigation Monitoring Visit
2018-09-27 Complaint Investigation Monitoring Visit
2018-08-27 Monitoring Visit
2018-07-02 Complaint Investigation
2018-06-12 Monitoring Visit

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Private Nov 12, 2019
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

Very unorganized. They do not hold up to their so called values. For the price you have to pay to attend, very disappointing.

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Parent Mar 01, 2017
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

My children are no strangers to Montessori education and have grown up in the Montessori environment. I can say this school is truly the area's best kept secret. One would never know what is tucked away there! It is a small school, but certainly not small in learning and good care. The director, Nikki, is the very embodiment of Montessori. She is kind, passionate, energetic, and possesses all of the qualities that would make Maria Montessori proud. She is never without a smile, is humble, and always professional. You can't manufature the joy she has in what she does. If we've ever had a question or issue, the staff has never once been defensive or unavailable. You could go to the school at any point in the day and note the cleanliness, safety, and comfortable atmosphere. The extra touches the school does and their drive to always improve is amazing...for instance, the sign in process is done via a personal pin that you are given upon start. You put in your pin upon arrival in an Ipad on the wall. Any person able to pick up your child has their own pin, and each parent is emailed the time and who dropped off and picked up the children. That is the most thorough and safe drop off and pick up process I've ever encountered anywhere. The teachers are all attentive, and kind. They attend to every detail. If my slobbering teething baby has a wet shirt from the drool, they immediately change the shirt and tell me about it at the end of the day. If something seems out of the ordinary, they are quick to tell me about it. My almost 3 year old daughter has been able to do gardening, she's learned about the parts of the body, she's learned about the solar system, and she was recently so excited to tell us about South America. She is excited to go to school, and excited to tell her about day (and sometimes hard to get to leave!). My baby does a variety of activities to encourage and inspire his curious mind. My daughter smiles ear to ear talking about her school. This learning environment is small, it is warm, and it's an excellent place of happiness and learning. They prepare children well, and encourage hand washing and encourage and hone independence in many ways (I can only say we've not had the experience another reviewer had...even my young baby washes hands upon arrival), they drink out of actual open cups, they learn how to be good citizens in a community. They allow children to make messes, but they don't just leave the mess on them. They teach and model kindness, and they have fun! These are all reasons why I choose Montessori, and you'll find this school executes the learning style well. I couldn't be more pleased with how my children are cared for. Ms. Nikki is truly a gem, and her school is sincerely a jewel in Donelson as well. No need to take my word for it...visit and you will see.

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Krystal Dec 17, 2014

Great school! Classes are very interactive and my daughter always came home learning something new like counting in Spanish and water transferring. She has been a student there for about a year and would have continued had it not been for us relocating. I found the environment to be very clean, friendly and encouraging. The Head Directress Nikki Hatcher was the most enthusiastic, energetic, and reasonable lady. She leads this school with a great amount of love and integrity. Each child is cared for as if they were her own child.

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