Ms. Sarah Stipanovich is certified from Montessori Teacher Education Center in Infant/Toddler education, where she received her early childhood training for 2 ½ to 6 year olds from The Center for Montessori Teacher Education in 2005. She has been working in a Montessori environment for over 18 years and this is her 10th year at Mission Montessori Academy. Her hobbies include Antiquing and going to flea markets. Sarah is from a small town in New Hampshire where she spent most of her time going to Antique stores in the New England area. In her spare time, she run an Antique business with her Mother. She first discovered Montessori in high school when she answered a help wanted add in her school newspaper.
The toddler environment is designed to meet the needs of your child through his or her interactions with the environment as well as the teachers. The developmental needs of the toddler are language, movement, order and consistency. We are here to support your child’s efforts in these areas. When given the opportunity, to do for themselves, children develop confidence and capability. It is our hope that your child will build a sense of trust and self-confidence within the environment. Your child will participate in daily self-care and routines that we have established in the environment. They will be able to explore, finding what interests them and discover new things each day.
What is your favorite book?
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
What type of food is your favorite?
Who inspires you?
What is your favorite movie?
What is your favorite hobby?
Going to antique stores.
What is your favorite “quote?”
“The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences.”
“have i gone mad?
im afraid so, but let me tell you something, the best people usualy are.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Why do you teach montessori?
Being in a montessori classroom is my first and only job I have ever had. I was lucky enough to find my dream job at the age of 16.