Preschool in Bakersfield CA

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Welcome to Valley Montessori Academy in Bakersfield!


Valley Montessori Academy is a private pre-school serving children age 2 and a half  through 6 years old in Bakersfield since 2015.

It all began when 3 little best friends: Maria, Preston and Uma, inspired their 3 Eastern European mommies to start home education following ideas and principles of Dr. Maria Montessori. We were lucky to meet with our first Montessori teacher Ms. Cristal, who was excited to join the team and believed in our bigger future.

Today we are amazed how fast time flew by and how far forward we have moved in our adventure! Many trainings, workshops and seminars behind, AMS credentials on the way.

We are ready to offer quality Montessori education to our community in Kern County.



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Valley Montessori Academy (VMA) is committed to promoting the intellectual, emotional and physical development of the whole child according to the educational philosophy developed by Maria Montessori and guided by the principals of the American Montessori Society (AMS).

Within the context of a three-year early childhood, mixed-age program we seek to provide an excellent academic environment that promotes self-respect, independence, nurtures a love of learning, inspires creativity, stimulates growth and development of the young child. At VMA we welcome families of varied ethic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds who share Maria Montessori`s passion for inclusivity and interconnectedness.



Educational goal

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At the Valley Montessori Academy we aim to provide high-quality, comprehensive education that fosters your child’s love of learning and addresses the whole child academically, emotionally, and socially. The Montessori curriculum varies by program; however the goals for our school are consistent:

  • To enter a partnership with parents in the education of their children
  • To lead children toward mastery of individually identified intellectual, social, physical, and daily life skills
  • To foster in the children deep and persistent curiosity that will lead to lifelong pursuit of knowledge
  • To help children develop self-confidence, become an independent, responsible, self-disciplined and self-motivated learner
  • To assist each child develop a habit of concentration
  • To instill in each child a sense of personal responsibility for the world in which we live
  • To spark in our children wonder, imagination, and joy