Head Start is a comprehensive child development program serving children ages 3 to 5 years old. Our child-focused approach assists in developing the whole child, focusing on the interrelatedness of young children’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical wellbeing of our students.

We understand that young children develop in the context of family and community. Parents are children’s primary educators, so MSE helps parents identify their strengths, needs, and interests and help them create solutions to improve the quality of life and their children.

Our work with children and families is rooted in our belief that:


  • Young children have an innate zest for learning grounded in the desire to understand themselves, their community, and the larger world they live in. 

  •  A supportive learning environment where well-trained staff works effectively as a team to provide optimal learning for children and adults.

  • Head Start provides a strong network of community care, education, and services that allow for stable, uninterrupted-support that provides the scaffolding needed for families’ full development.

With the Performance Standard as our guide, The Montessori School of Englewood impacts the lives of all family members they serve.  All children in our program will develop the necessary social and academic skills to succeed in kindergarten and beyond. Parents and caregivers will take advantage of program services to support their development into well-informed, self-sufficient society members who can advocate for themselves and their children.  But most importantly, as educated, self-reliant individuals, both children and adults will realize their fullest potential and become primary architects of their futures. 

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