PCMA provides a nurturing environment that promotes the child’s connection to his world. The peaceful aesthetics promote engagement, self correcting, auto-education, and cognitive thinking. Everything in the classroom is thoughtfully designed to allow the children to work and learn independently.


PCMA children are well prepared for the world surrounding them. Children who enter public schools are often advanced and well equipped to embrace new experiences and meet new peers while continuing to exercise their independence and sense of self.


The Montessori method is based on Dr. Maria Montessori’s study of the natural development of young children. Multi-Aged groupings foster peer modeling and mentoring and allow the children to create a peaceful learning community in which the older children develop leadership skills, while the younger children learn readily from their peers.


The PCMA academic programs serve to provide children ages 3-6 with individual and small group lessons. Students have the opportunity to learn at their own pace and in keeping with their natural developmental plane.  This removes any sense of competition and fosters confidence as your child moves from one skill to the next.

Our Programs

“Our aim is not only to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorize, but to so touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his innermost core.”

Maria Montessori

Full Day

Ages 3-6

Half Day

Ages 3-6

Nature's Classroom

Ages 3-6

Hand In Hand

Ages 3-6


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Meet Amy

Amy Valela serves as both the Head of School at Peaceful Child Montessori Academy, as well as the lead classroom teacher.  

Amy began teaching 22 years ago and has since developed her skills both as a leader and as a teacher.  She has served children in several capacities over the years.  Her classroom experience includes time as an assistant of special education classrooms.  At both the elementary and middle school level.  She has served as a classroom assistant and lead teacher in a primary classrooms and has served as a children’s pastor over ages 5-12.  

All of this experience, in combination with her role as mother of four has prepared her to lead Peaceful Child Montessori Academy with vision, compassion and integrity.  


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