Montessori Center of MN

Focus Area: Early Childhood

Grant Amount: $10,000

Located in East St. Paul. MCM is broadening access to Montessori education and diversifying the pipeline of Montessori teachers locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. MCM is located next to the Roosevelt housing project. In addition to providing training and accreditation for Montessori schools nationally, MCM also operates model classrooms to serve both Roosevelt residents on scholarship as well as children paying full price.

Grant supports expansion of MCM’s Birth to Five (BTF) program and leverage it as a relationship-building tool to develop deeper connections with families in the surrounding areas. Funding will add a second day to the weekly program, help fund an outreach coordinator, and purchase new materials.