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We are offering virtual and in-person classes
with reduced class sizes, daily screenings,
and masks for all.

Limited enrollment currently
available for
3-6 year old students
and Toddlers.

Please call us at 904-733-5797
to set up a classroom observation.

Current Parents, access your
Montessori Compass account for school
communication and conference reports.

View the entire Montessori
Scope and Sequence
through Montessori Compass.

Visit the Early Learning Coalition of Duval
for more information on VPK.


A Child's Place Montessori School

“The aim of Montessori Education is to foster autonomous,
competent, responsible, adaptive citizens
who are life long-learners and problem-solvers.”

Dr. Maria Montessori

a child’s place is a dynamic Montessori learning environment in Jacksonville, Florida for children who are young toddlers through elementary age, which offers part-day and full-day programs throughout the year.  The Montessori Method embraces the universal needs of children in a “whole child” approach to education; physical, intellectual, social and emotional growth.  Montessori classrooms are child-centered environments. Our teachers guide the students and respect each child’s right to work toward intrinsic reward through honoring freedom of choice and movement, self discovery and self discipline.  Montessori education embraces cultural diversity in multi-age classrooms.  Our school offers integrated curriculums for Young Toddlers (12 mos+), Toddlers, Early Childhood, and Elementary students.

Our informative website is a place to begin your understanding of Montessori education. Learning about Montessori education is a process that may take several visits to internalize all of the material included in this website.  After familiarizing yourself with the concepts and information, we invite you to schedule a school tour and classroom observation.  Direct observation is the best way to help determine if Montessori education and a child’s place Montessori School is right for you and your child.  We look forward to hearing from you and showing you our school.

Young Toddler (12 mos+) | Toddler | Early Childhood | Elementary

August 2020

Dr. Maria Montessori lived through two world wars. Her entire philosophy is about kindness, empathy, and preparing the environment for children to be successful. Lead teacher training is the science of learning: observing, adapting and changing to encourage success. Montessori education was founded in science and crisis. It can help us all through this crisis as well.

Upon return to in-person classes, there will be screenings and temperature checks on arrival. Each self-contained group will have 10 children or less. As much as possible, class will be conducted outside. All staff and all children over 2 who are able, will wear masks. There will be increased hand washing and cleaning. There will be a new Student Health Agreement for all parents to sign before students return to in-person classes.

ACP Virtual Option: Ms. Cindy will lead our ACP Virtual class, a distance-learning only option for preprimary and kindergarten students (age 3-6). This option is for parents who are available to supervise their children at home and are available to be actively involved in the education process with their child. This group will have a whole group meeting each day, individual lesson plans in advance for each child as well as a list of household materials required to accomplish the work. There will be small group lessons and individual lessons as needed. A newsletter will be sent to parents each week discussing events, and past and future lessons. We'll also work on a video library for parents to review lessons and a set time each day for parents to speak with their child's teacher. There will be age appropriate, scheduled work time for students to work independently, scheduled social time, and scheduled family events. Parent support and education from a lead teacher and an online community will help guide parents to be an active participant in their child's education. This option is offered at $630 per month.

Please send an email to Office at achildsplace.info with any questions or contact us to schedule a virtual class observation and see an authentic Montessori environment.

Geoff Selhorst