MEET OUR DIRECTOR, Isabella Maka

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Isabella Maka has been educating parents and children in the Montessori method for over 20 years. She grew up in a Montessori home, learning from her mother who was introduced to the Montessori Method by Maria Montessori herself.

Isabella is certified in Montessori Method of Education for ages birth to 6 years from the St. Nicholas Training Centre for the Montessori Method, a training institute originally founded by Maria Montessori herself as The Montessori Centre.

After running a Montessori child care center in Boston, MA for 5 years, Isabella moved to Arizona in 2008.

Since then, she has worked with Montessori schools around the Valley, consulting with Montessori teachers and school directors on how to use and implement Montessori principles.

After over 10 years of research, consulting with schools, and coaching families in homes with very young children here in Arizona, Isabella opened Little People Montessori in 2017 as a way to serve more families and share the Montessori method with young parents today. Isabella integrates her work with the entire family, and believes in the importance of Montessori principles both at school AND at home.