Enriching tiny students’ learning with art, music, gardening and Spanish
The Early Learning Center (ELC) on NDNU's campus was founded in 1964/65 school year by Sister Christina Trudeau, a Montessori teacher, administrator and renowned educator of other teachers. Today, the teaching staff continue to use Dr. Montessori's educational philosophy to enrich their tiny students' learning with art, music, gardening and an integrated Spanish program.
While Sr. Christina has retired from "active duty," she is not forgotten in this little school that she started. In 2007, in her honor, friends built the SS Christina, a pirate ship for the children's play area. A ship is appropriate for Sister who, for over 40 years, traveled far beyond California to Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines, Fiji, Samoa, Tahiti and India to study, train teachers and open Montessori schools.
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Belmont, CA 94002