Established since 1991

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“As a preschooler, Jeffrey P. Bezos displayed an unmatched single-mindedness. By his mother’s account, the young Bezos got so engrossed in the details of activities at his Montessori school that teachers had to pick him up in his chair to move him to new tasks. It’s a trait that goes a long way toward explaining why the company he founded, Inc., has survived to become the most dominant retailer on the Internet.” From:

Montessori Learning Center as a preschool offers parents with an affordable Montessori Education for their children 18 months to 12 years of age, taught by trained and dedicated guides in an enriching Prepared Environment designed and proven to be an effective tool in nurturing the Whole Child and developing the cognitive and socio-emotional skills needed to succeed in life.

María E. Castro founded MLC in 1991, and has been the school Director since then.  She is a Montessori trained Directress.
Maria Castro graduated from an International school, the Carol Morgan School, in her hometown Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

Maria has been involved in Education all her life.  She started as school counselor for preschools in the Dominican Republic, helping adapt the school curriculum to the needs and interest of the children at their care. She also worked at the National School for the Hearing Impaired, developing programs for the cognitive, social and emotional development of hearing impaired students.  Furthermore, Maria also worked with the Salesian Congregational School for Orphans, helping children adapt to society and to their new family environment.

She was the Director of Centro de Psicologia Aplicada (Applied Psychology Center) where she worked assessing the cognitive development of preschool and elementary students who presented learning disabilities or behavioral problems.

Maria was also the Director of CRADI Centro para la Recuperacion Academica y el Desarrollo Intelectual (Center for Academic and Intellectual Development).  This center offered tutoring for elementary students as well as extracurricular activities such as Theater, Ballet, Karate, English and Art.

She was also a Professor for the Departments of Education and Psychology at the Universidad Nacional Pedro H. Urena (National University Pedro H. Urena), Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo (Technological Institute of Santo Domingo), and Universidad Iberoamericana (Iberoamerican University). At the Iberoamerican University she was the creator/founder of the Counseling Department and Human Resources Division as well as part of the Admissions Committee.

She has her Montessori certification from a MACTE approved institution, the Center for Guided Montessori Studies.  She is currently the president of the Iberoamerican Teacher Training Institute.

In our Montessori preschool in kendall...




  • Have the power to learn

  • Are curious & creative

  • Can succeed

We will assist each child in:

  • Acquiring the social skills and self-confidence which are needed to fulfill his/her potential.
  • providing the experiences necessary to develop and expand his/her language abilities.
  • Helping him/her to compare and contrast different situations and have cooperative play experiences.
  • Acquiring good manners and habits to take his/her place in society.
  • Learning to share adults' attention and learning from others while broadening his/her horizons.
  • Becoming independent by working at his/her own pace and rhythm for as long as he/she wishes in order to fulfill his/her needs.
  • Achieving his/her self-discipline, self-mastery and love of learning.

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