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We must lay the foundation for peace ourselves by constructing a social environment, a new world for the child and adolescent, so that their individual consciences may develop. A vast education reform and above all a vast social reform are called for today.  

-Maria Montessori

Welcome to our website —With a story that reveals a  Partnership collaboration  that opened doors and windows to a transformative change in our public school system.

We provide and share presentations, activities, and workshops to educate teachers and the public about Dr. Montessori's global philosophy of child development and its system of delivery through Montessori education.

Encouraging outreach beyond the early years, we recommend that  Montessori Early learning lab schools be associated with Public Schools offering Family & Consumer Sciences Education, believing that this connection offers a vehicle to advance a forward thinking vision for education by preparing all youth for practical life experiences leading to careers in science, health, education,  human services, and beyond.


Bridging the Boundaries

We created a bridge between early education and high school. We crossed that bridge by sharing knowledge and experience in our FCS/Montessori Lab School

Listen to Gail as she speaks about her philosophy of education

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View Gail's article published in the

American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Journal September, 2022.

View Gail's follow-up article published in the

American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Journal December 1, 2023 

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How can you be part of this transformational movement in education?

We need your help in changing the way the world sees how our children truly learn! 


How can you help support all kinds of minds?


  • Get acquainted with the Montessori approach. A great place to start is the book "The Montessori Potential; How to Foster Independence, Respect, and Joy in Every Child" by Paula Lillard Preschlack.

  • Join our mailing list for news of upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.

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  • Donate through our website to support our mission and services.



Donations can be mailed by check payable to MMLCC Account sent to HomeStreet Bank, 5900 24th Ave NW, Seattle WA 98107.

MMLCC - Building Bridges and Pathways
  • What environmental conditions are necessary to raise each child's potential?

  • What part does the environment play in maintaining healthy social-emotional development?

  • What does research show us about Social-Emotional Learning skills?


The time has come to understand that we are the same human beings on this planet. Whether we want to or not, we must coexist. Our children should grow up with the idea that dialog, not violence is the best and most practical way to resolve conflict. ~Dalai Lama 

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