Our mission is to enhance the lives of children and their families through peaceful, diverse education where children respect and appreciate themselves, humanity and the community in which they live.
Our philosophy rests upon respect for the child and recognition for the full development within each child. Children need to be respected for who they are and what they are capable of.
Children in a montessori classroom are treated and respected as individuals. The classroom is designed to encourage exploration, raise their curiosity, creativity, interest and to provide a peaceful, diverse atmosphere where a child can succeed.
In this way we hope to help the child in learning about him or herself and to instill a love of learning to carry with him or her throughout life!
Meet Our Staff
My name is Lindsay and I have been working with preschool age children and teaching for over 10 years. I attended Delta College for Early Childhood Development and then furthered my education at Seton Montessori Institute in the Chicago area and became Montessori certified in 2009. I was born and raised in the
Director and Co-Head Teacher
My name is Lacey Rogers and I am excited to be a part of the Montessori Children’s House team. I was born in Florida but have called a small town in Northern Michigan home for most of my life. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Saginaw Valley State University. After graduation, I decided that my passion for working with children was greater than pursuing the law degree I had planned on achieving.
I have two beautiful children. I love being a mom. I am excited to have the opportunity to work with children and to help encourage them. Previously and presently, I also do financial services for
I was introduced to and fell in love with the Montessori method while majoring in Early Childhood Development at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City. I then continued my coursework at Grand Valley State University and Central Michigan University studying Human Psychology. Along with my background in various childcare settings, I have also volunteered and taught abroad. I currently live in the Thumb of Michigan with my fiancé, where we farm organically full-time. I am so excited to be pursuing my lifelong passion for working with children, especially in a setting as enriching as a Montessori classroom. I’m looking forward to observing, guiding, and helping to cultivate each individual’s natural growth and development!
I attended Michigan State University and graduated with my Bachelor’s in Music Education in 2003. I continued my Education and love of leadership by attending Saginaw Valley State University in pursuit of my Master’s of Education in Principalship while also earning my Early Childhood Montessori Credential through Adrian Dominican Montessori Teacher Education Institute. I love working with children and watching them grow and discover in such a rich environment such as a Montessori School provides. My goal in owning our school is to continue to provide a loving home away from home in which children are provided
Spanish/ Substitute Teacher
I was born and raised in Piura- Perú and moved to the United States in 2001. My husband and I live in Bay City with our two young children; ages 5 and 8. I have an associate degree in Electronic Media/Graphic Design
Hi, I’m Makinzy! Born and raised here in Bay City. I am a hairstylist and Novalash artist full time, but, I will be assisting at Montessori Children’s House this year. As a
Hello there! My name is Kathy Washabaugh. I am a Bay City native. My husband Jim and I have two daughters. Allie is a pre-med student, and Olivia is attending Alma College. I am a multi-media artist and have worked at our family sign shop for 25 years. I have been choreographing musicals at Valley Lutheran High school in Saginaw since 2009. I sub for fitness class instructors at the Delta College RC, and I teach dancing to
Montessori Children’s House provides a specially designed program where the developmental needs of children age two and a half to six can be met and nurtured.
The curriculum includes work in Math, Language, Handwriting, Sensorial, Practical Life, Geography, Science, Cultural Studies, Movement, Music, Spanish and Art. Principle goals are to develop the child’s self-esteem, independence, order, coordination, concentration and respect for self, others, and the environment. Learning socialization skills, developing good interpersonal problem-solving skills and grace and courtesy are also important goals.
It is just the first month of school!!
I am so glad we chose MCH for my son’s school. Amy Schalk