The Children’s House is a church-based Montessori environment for children ages 3-6 years. First Presbyterian Church of Ocean Springs established this school in 1981 to provide a quality preschool education, in a Christian environment, for the young children of this church and community.
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
Children’s House Staff
The role of the teacher in a Montessori environment is to inspire the human potential, leading children to ask questions, think for themselves, explore, investigate and discover. The teacher’s ultimate objective is to help the child learn independently while retaining their natural curiosity, creativity and intelligence. Montessori teachers do not only present lessons, they are also facilitators, mentors and guides. Each of the five teachers at the Children’s House is either a certified Montessori Primary educator, has extensive training or is in the process of training/certification. Each teacher has a genuine love and respect of children and the way God created each one individually.
Top Row (L to R): Elaine Dent (Teacher), Mary Ann Bounds (Head Teacher), Kathy Williams (Teacher)
Bottom Row (L to R): Kelly O’Connor (Teacher), Rebecca Castleman (Teacher), Aurora Ellis (Teacher)