Our Methodologies

Contemporary Montessori

Truly Effective

A New Concept in Preschool

Contemporary Montessori

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What makes Montessori education so different that drives parent to enroll their children for this? The reason lies in the program’s three main principles of learning – self-directive, cooperative, and non-competitive.

1. Self Directive: At a preschool in Chantilly, children are just given the resources they need and the learning objectives. They’re not subjected to strict timelines to complete their tasks. Giving them free rein on their tasks is a way to develop their independence, creative thinking, and curiosity.

2. Cooperative: At an infant care and Montessori school, learning isn’t teacher-centric. Instead, it focuses on collaboration between students and teachers. As kids are encouraged to direct their own learning pace, they’re also trained to ask questions and guidance from facilitators.

3. Non-competitive: As kids are trained to be cooperative and independent, they’ll also learn to appreciate the learning process of their peers. At a child care in Virginia, kids are trained to see education as a long-term personal growth initiative, not as a way to compete with others.

We at Maplelawn Montessori strive hard to deliver bigh quality Montessori at preschool level.

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Reggio Emilio

As the foundational stage, early childhood education should include activities promote the child’s holistic growth – emotional, physical, mental, social, and spiritual. This is the reason there have been several educational approaches over the years designed to achieve this goal. One of the most notable of which is the Reggio Emilia approach.

In Reggio Emilia approach, the child is seen as a highly resourceful, inventive, and curious individual with the innate drive to interact with others.

The Main Benefits of Reggio Emilia ApproachWith its focus on the children’s holistic development, the use of the Reggio Emilia approach.

Our preschool in Sterling can provide children with the right guidance on the following aspects.

  • Helps shape the child’s unique identity.
  • Promotes positive interaction and relationships with peers.
  • Develops their reflective thinking
    Fuels their desire to imagine and invent.
  • Explores logic and language.
  • Promotes education through hands-on experience.
  • Develops their resourcefulness and creativity.
STEM Methodology early childhool education


Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curriculum is designed to give students a head start in four disciplines. Maplelawn Montessori at Sterling offers this curriculum and is widely used to equip students with the necessary skills to thrive in the real world.

What is STEM Curriculum?

In a gist, the STEM curriculum is a multidisciplinary approach in equipping kids with skills for real-world applications. This approach integrates a lot of activities that will bring out the kids’ creativity, flexibility, and innovativeness. Through team and individual projects, students at a preschool in Chantilly will learn the importance of collaboration, self-discipline, and being organized.

Maplelawn Montessori STEM approach gives your children the following benefits:


  • Out-of-the-box thinking
  • Openness and appreciation of other people’s ideas
  • Openness to share their own ideas
  • Critical thinking
  • Self-management and peer assistance

Best-in-Class Day Care

Our Commitment

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Safe and Healthy Environment

Maple Lawn Montessori Day-care is a safe, secure, and stimulating environment that positively engages and celebrates children and their families through a world-class childcare support system.

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Daily Engagement

Learning is a dynamic process that occurs throughout the day; thus the child needs to be engaged in meaningful, playful and joyful learning experiences.
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Home away from Home

A home away from home, they are managed by committed and experienced teachers with strong backgrounds in caregiving and early years learning, who personalize the experience to accommodate each child’s emotional, social, and intellectual needs and temperament.



What Parents Say About Our School

 Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value

Rated 5 out of 5
May 23, 2023

I’m so grateful that we chose this school to care for our youngest son. In the two and half years we have been attending, my son has grown and learned more than I thought possible. They have loved him like their own, making the transition back to work seamless.

- Brandi Saunders

Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value

Rated 5 out of 5
May 23, 2023

I absolutely love this school! My son has been going there for over a year now and the team at Countryside has always been incredibly attentive, loving, and caring towards him. They post pictures and videos throughout the day which allow me to see all the activities they have him involved in – which includes a lot, story time, arts and crafts, music time, playground activities, etc.

- Amanda Miller

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Rated 5 out of 5
May 23, 2023

Finding a great quality daycare and starting a new job during a pandemic can be very stressful. However, the frequent updates/ pictures/ videos in the portal put me at ease. This is not your average child care facility. Both of my children are actually learning while still having fun everyday. The staff is amazing and treat you like family. The facility is very clean, secure, and structured for children. I definitely recommend

- Murphy Lee

How to Enroll

Welcome to Maplelawn Montessori, Sterling branch.  We believe that early childhood education sets the foundation for a lifetime of learning. We are thrilled that you are interested in enrolling your child in our program! Here is a simple and step-by-step enrollment process:

A. School Tour

Plan and set up a tour with the school office. You will receive basic school information at that time and experience all the available facilities. Get clarifications for all your questions.

B. Submit Application with enrollment fee

Once you’ve decided to enroll your child at Maplelawn Montessori Sterling branch, you’ll need to fill out an application form. The application form asks for basic information about your child, such as their name, age, and any special needs they may have. Get enrollment form by clicking the below button.

C. Select a Start Date

Once you have decided the date of starting shcool for your child, check with us for availability of space. If space is available, pay the requisite fee and provide necessary documentaion (you can download necessary forms here). On completing these steps, your child is ready to start the school.

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