Montessori Preschool & Child Care Center

Founded in 1976, North American Montessori is a family-owned and operated business with three Montessori preschools in the St. Louis area that also provide child care.

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Choosing the right childcare and preschool for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make for their development and education. At North American Montessori in St. Louis, we offer year-round child care and early childhood education for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. We offer both full-time and part-time preschool childcare at our three childcare centers in the St. Louis area:

schedule a tourNo matter which school you choose, our experienced staff makes your child’s well-being a priority. For over 40 years, we have provided children with the caring environment and guidance they need to thrive! From infancy into their preschool years and up through pre-kindergarten, North American Montessori childcare centers are there to provide children with a safe space to explore, play, and learn at their own pace. This time in their lives is full of growth and change, and we tailor their experience with developmentally-appropriate activities to fit their needs.

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Depending on your preschool child’s stage, they may join children in the infant room, toddler room, or preschool room at our facilities. No matter which school you choose, our caring staff makes your child’s well-being a priority.

From daytime activities to music and outdoor fun, you can be sure that your child will have plenty of interactive learning and playtime with children their own age. Our mission is devoted to providing an atmosphere focused on learning at any age, and setting up young children to be successful in their education for years to come.

Montessori Childcare St. Louis

The Montessori Method is an educational method and philosophy that recognizes children’s natural curiosity and desire to learn. Materials in a Montessori setting are more like tools for self-discovery and engaging with the world around them. Children will develop knowledge, skills, and friendships that will benefit them for the rest of their lives. Our childcare curriculum and activities build off of the Montessori Method’s 5 areas of learning, which include:

  • Practical Life
  • Sensorial
  • Language
  • Mathematics
  • Cultural

We are passionate about teaching the Montessori Method in our classrooms, and we hope our knowledge and passion influence your children to become independent, creatively-minded individuals as they grow with us at our learning centers.

The Montessori way of grouping children is based on developmental markers — by stage, not age. This ensures that lessons engage children and encourage good self-esteem. Typically, our children enter our rooms at the following:

  • Infant care – as young as 6 weeks old and up to about 8 months
  • Toddler care– around 8 months of age when they show signs of becoming mobile and up to about 36 months when they have only one nap per day, no longer use bottles, and are eating table foods
  • Montessori Preschool – ages 3-6

From daytime activities to music and outdoor fun, you can be sure that your child will have plenty of interactive learning and playtime with other children. Our mission is devoted to providing an atmosphere focused on learning at every age, and setting up young children to be successful in their education for years to come.

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We offer competitive tuition rates, outstanding service, and uplifting classroom settings. If you are interested in what North American Montessori has to offer your family, or if you still have questions, contact us to learn more!

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Parent Reviews:

"The staff at Kinswood is remarkable! My child enjoys coming to school and learning. The staff always keeps in touch with how he is doing and truly care about my child."

Kinswood Parent

"I have a 2 year old and a 4 year old going to Casa Dia Montessori and I couldn't be happier. The facility is very clean, the food they serve is healthy, the teachers are top notch and my children love going to school there. No child care center's rates are good, but they are extremely competitive for what their competition is. they are actually lower than any of their peers in the industry. Can't say anything more than I wouldn't go anywhere else."

Satisfied Parent

"We love our experience at Casa! Miss Beth and Miss Jamie are awesome!"

Kinswood Parent

"As Christoph started his toddler adventures in his new classroom on Monday, I wanted to take a minute to express my sincere gratitude to Conway staff and teachers.Christoph has had such a great experience so far. I would like to thank you Ms. Jasmina, Ms. Sweeta, and Ms. Elma in the infant room. They were wonderful with Christoph and his transition from home to the day care setting. They definitely made "my transition" easier as well :-)I would also like to thank you Ms. Thenn, Ms. Afsheen, and Ms. Jelena in the transition room. They took good care of Christoph and always took the time to talk to my husband & I about Christoph and his development. As a first time parent, I also appreciated their tips and advice. Every morning, when dropping off Christoph, Ms. Thenn would give Christoph a hug and ask me if there was anything new to know. Also, I loved her personal detailed notes on Christoph's report card. Christoph had such a good time in her class.These amazing ladies go above and beyond their day care duties and treat these kids like their own. I took comfort in knowing that Christoph was in good care and surrounded by love!I'm still amazed by the dedication and pride that these teachers show in their work. Thank you everyone!"

Conway Parent

"I wanted to send a quick note letting you know once again how we appreciate everything Conway has done for our girls! We can't say enough good things about the care we've received in the last 3 years.I have been meaning to send an email letting you know how thankful we are for everyone who gives Madison and Elle the loving care they need! Since we won't have another in the infant or Transition room, I wanted to give recognition to Ms Jasmina and Ms Thenn.As you all know, Ms. Jasmina is amazing and is by far the best infant teacher we could have asked for! Without her, the transition of going back to work would have been much more difficult, and we are thankful for that! Just knowing the love and care she was giving both of our babies really helped put me at ease! Sometimes I wish we could bring her home with us :)Ms Thenn was so wonderful with our girls and it was obvious all of the love and care she was giving them. Elle was always so happy to go to school in the morning and she learned so much in Ms Thenn's class, so we feel so blessed to have had her as our lead teacher! She was always smiling in the morning and offering hugs and kisses to Elle and I know that made her feel welcomed, loved and safe. We are so appreciative of her!Ms Jelena was also always so bubbly and sweet, I was so happy on the days she was there in the classroom with Elle because I knew she was going to be loved.Of course we love our current teachers too - definitely don't want to forget about them! I will send another email your way once we are finished with their current rooms.We would not have wanted it any other way and we are so appreciative for everything everyone does."

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North American Montessori St. Louis Child Care Center

Early childhood education is often on parents’ minds as soon as they realize they need it. Whether you are expecting, have a young child that is ready for a daycare setting, or just want to know more about childcare options that are right for your family, researching the choices you have is an important part of making an educated decision.

We understand that choosing the right daycare center and childcare is a decision you don’t make lightly. That’s why we have offered a caring environment for children from infancy into their preschool years, up through pre-kindergarten, for over 40 years. This time in their lives is full of growth and change, and we tailor their experience in our safe, age-appropriate rooms with activities to fit their needs.

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At North American Montessori St. Louis, we offer both full-time and part-time childcare at our three locations:

The Centre at ConwayCasa DIa Montessori KinswoodCasa DIa Montessori Watson

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Casa Dia Montessori


610 Kinswood Lane
St. Louis, MO 63129


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Casa Dia Montessori


10109 Watson Road
St. Louis, MO 63127


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The Centre at Conway


13725 Conway Road
St. Louis, MO 63141


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