“Montessori is an education for independence, preparing not just for school, but for life.”

Dr. Maria Montessori

“Such experience… It is work he must do in order to grow up.”

Dr. Maria Montessori

“Of all things love is the most potent”.

Dr. Maria Montessori

“The hands are the instruments of man’s intelligence.”

Dr. Maria Montessori

“Help me do it myself.”

Dr. Maria Montessori

“Imitation is the first instinct of the awakening mind.”

Dr. Maria Montessori

“Character formation cannot be taught. It comes from experience and not from explanation.”

Dr. Maria Montessori

“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.”

Dr. Maria Montessori

“This then is the first duty of an educator: to stir up life but leave it free to develop.”

Dr. Maria Montessori

“The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, the children are now working as if I did not exist.”

Dr. Maria Montessori

“Play is the work of the child.”

Dr. Maria Montessori

Philosophy

Alphabet Academy is a child care center and preschool inspired by the work of Dr. Maria Montessori. Alphabet Academy is designed with you in mind – parents who desire a unique and high-quality care and preschool experience nestled in a warm and inviting environment for their children ages 6 weeks to 6 years of age. We believe that children are the greatest gift of life.

Objectives

At Alphabet Academy, our program focuses on learning for life. Working with the sensitive periods Montessori observed and identified in children birth to 6 years of age, our environment is designed to harness opportunities which naturally present themselves and influence your child’s development. During each sensitive period, your child is inherently motivated to intensely focus on a particular aspect of their environment without ceasing – absorbing experiences like a sponge. It is through these experiences that your child builds social and academic foundations – foundations they will use the rest of their life.

Enrollment

Alphabet Academy resides at 6355 Beechtree Drive in West Des Moines; among the Bella Centro Condominium community, just two blocks east of Jordan Creek Mall. We are conveniently located in the vicinity of Wells Fargo, Athene, Microsoft, and DMACC West.  Alphabet Academy is easily accessed from the south via S. 64th or from the north via Jordan Creek Parkway and Interstate 80.