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Montessori Preschool Programs

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Fountainhead Montessori / Preschool Program Overview

Campuses: Danville, Dublin, Livermore, Orinda, Pleasant Hill
Ages: 18 mo - 6 Years, Preschool - Transitional Kindergarten

ProgramsToddler, Prep, Primary (18 mo - 6 yrs)
Transitional Program: TK/Kindergarten (4 - 6 yrs, select campuses) 
Options: Before & After Care, Enrichment (Dublin Campus)

Stimulate and develop your child's love for learning

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Montessori preschool programs are dedicated to stimulating and developing the child’s love of learning. The Montessori philosophy develops a child’s sense of self-esteem, dignity, independence, self-direction, and awareness of the community.

Our Montessori classrooms have been thoughtfully prepared to meet the developmental, social, and emotional needs of preschool children. The materials, many designed by Maria Montessori herself, are inviting and lay the foundation for math, language, reading, and writing. Child-sized furniture, low shelves, and attractive artwork encourage the children to move freely and comfortably throughout the room.

Our Montessori Preschool features:

  • Carefully selected materials based on your child's age
  • Teaching that encourages independence
  • Detailed care, individualized for each child
  • Mixed age group classrooms to build confidence & self-esteem
  • Individualized programs programs for each child
  • Options for Before & After Care

Montessori Preschool School Curriculum

Every activity has a lesson built into it, so that any work the child chooses builds the foundation for learning. The multi-age grouping of children contributes to the development of social as well as academic proficiency. The children work freely together in small groups or individually, and their sense of joy and excitement for learning is apparent throughout the classroom.

Quality Preschool Teaching & Guidance

Our Motessori preschool teachers are constantly monitored to ensure quality interactions with children and staff, curriculum standards, and quality of the environment. Each campus has a site director who oversees day-to-day operations. Your may learn more about our preschool programs and teachers firsthand by observing a classroom.


If you want to see "authentic Montessori" in action, then visit any classroom at any of their five locations. You'll see children busily engaged with the colorful materials in the beautiful environment and you'll see teachers skillfully observing, preparing, and facilitating [...] Over the years, I have seen many a child thrive, blossom and transform after attending Fountainhead. It really does help create a lifelong love of learning in a child.
– Carolyn L., Facebook

We have had an excellent experience at Fountainhead. Through the three plus years of our child's attendance we feel our child has developed in so many wonderful ways. The fountainhead community is very caring and supportive [...]
– Lindsay M., Google+

I would just send my child here forever. But alas he's all grown up and we've moved him to Public School since that is why we bought a house here! This school has been the school of my dreams. Everything [I] wanted for my child. I would spend 15 mins at pick-up time just playing and soaking it all in. Amaaaaayzing teachers [...]
– L J., Yelp

Is a Montessori Preschool right for my child?

Observe a preschool class and see if Fountainhead is the best placement for your family. By observing a class you will get a feel for the environment and curriculum. Feel free toobserve multiple classrooms to make sure you have the best fit possible for your child.

Observe a Class

By observing a class you will get a feel for the environment and curriculum. Feel free to observe multiple classrooms to make sure you have the best fit possible for your child.

Observe a Class

Goals of the Classroom

Our classrooms, which we call the prepared environment, will allow your child a great deal of independence within a defined structure.

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Choosing the Right Class

Our teachers can offer invaluable guidance. We want your child to be happy and successful at Fountainhead, just as you do.

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About Our Staff

Ninety percent of our head teachers have over 10 years of Montessori classroom experience. They are loving, creative, respectful, and supportive educators.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We have been teaching in the East Bay since 1972, and our programs and administration are extensive. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions for more useful information.