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AMI Certified with Over 45 Years of Teaching Experience

Morningstar Montessori House of Children practices the goals of legendary educator, Dr. Maria Montessori.  We believe as Maria Montessori did that "one becomes a well-balanced adult, only if one has fully been a child." Morningstar Montessori is concerned with the "whole child" and is especially interested in the children's feelings about themselves.

Our Mission

Our mission is to guide children toward a joyous, self-reliant approach to life.  We help children to a feeling that they can know the truth through their own efforts and make order out of the world around them.

Our Founder

  • Yvonne Silva

    Founder and Directress, Yvonne Silva, received her Montessori training from one of Maria Montessori's direct students.  Her certification was granted by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) in 1966.

Award Winning Instruction

The Oregon Montessori Association (OMA) awarded Yvonne Silva, Directress of Morningstar Montessori House of Children, the Susie Huston Memorial Award in 2009 in recognition of "Excellence in Teaching". She was selected by her fellow Montessorians for the OMA's "Teacher of the Year" award in affirmation of over 40 years of fine work in Montessori preschool education.

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