I am a passionate, loving, energetic Montessori teacher. and I have worked for the last 12 years for a very good private Montessori school. I now want to bring Montessori education to the inner city of Boston, specifically Roxbury.
My dream is to open an affordable Montessori school in Roxbury for children from birth to 6 years old that will incorporate African-centered education. It will be a high-quality program that is child-centered, nurturing and supportive to the families.
The school will educate young children and their parents with a blended of Montessori pedagogy through an African-Centered lens.
I am asking the kindness of strangers to support me in my dream of bringing the traditionally expensive private school Montessori education to my currently underserved community for "Daycare prices.
I am seeking $5,000 in seed money to help with opening costs of the Montessori in homeschool/ "Day Care". The funds will primarily be used to:
*improve the classroom spaces and get it up to code for licensing.
*purchase furniture, child-sized shelves, tables and chairs, and furnishings for rest and gross motor enrichment.
*buy African-centered educational tools, like child size African drums, shake rays, and other musical instruments. Puppets for storing telling. African material for Aprons and place mats, tables cloths, and shelf coverings.
*buy Montessori infant-toddler materials need to teach independence; child size feeding and cooking tools, dishwashing, hand washing furniture, practical life and sensorial items.
*safety and security products.
*startup marketing and advertising materials related to creating and maintaining an online presence.
I want to thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read my case, This is just a start to my bigger dream of relocating the in home school to a larger home, training more teachers to work in the program and expanding the reach to 30 students. I also want to have an after school program that would help more school age students become stronger in individual subjects using the Montessori methods.
Thank you for your interest and support.
We sing: These are my glasses, This is my book, I put on my glasses and open up my book,
I Read! Read! Read!
I look! Look! Look!
then I take off my glasses and close up my book.
When you make a donation of $1,000 or more I will send you a "Roxbury Roots Montessori" Backpack filled with
When you make a donation of $500 or more I will send you a "Roxbury Roots Montessori" Tee.
When you make a donation of $100 or more I will send you a "Roxbury Roots Montessori" Backpack.
(the first 20 donations)
With your donation of $50 or more you get a
"Roxbury Roots Montessori" Note Book.
(First 30 donations)
And with a donation of any amount, I will send you a hand written Thank You! note.
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