“The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six.”

– Maria Montessori

“The word education must not be understood in the sense of teaching but of assisting the psychological development of the child.”

– Montessori Children's House

“The first duty of an education is to stir up life, but leave it free to develop.”

– Maria Montessori

“Our aim is not only to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorize, but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his innermost core.”

– Montessori Children's House

A Love of Learning That Lasts a Lifetime


Hi! Thanks for visiting our website -- we're glad you're here!

A little bit about who we are: Montessori Children’s House of Sycamore and DeKalb is a preschool and Kindergarten program created specifically for children between the ages of 3 and 6. The Montessori educational approach is a brain-based, time-tested method that encourages lifelong learning in a collaborative, respectful, and beautiful environment. We've been in the Sycamore community for 7 years now. 

Our staff of highly experienced educators are trained and certified in Montessori education, and will take the time to observe and understand your child as a unique individual with specific experiences, needs, and goals. Our teachers are gifted in helping children feel comfortable at school and helping them learn however they learn best.

We hope this site will help you learn about the benefits that a Montessori education at Montessori Children's House of Sycamore and DeKalb offers your child. C'mon -- take a look around and see what we're all about!