The shared dream…
It all began when a common friend introduced them together over a cup of coffee, and the rest, as they say, is history…
The founding members are two individuals who are passionate about the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori! They discovered that they both held the same hopes and aspirations with regards to education.
They wanted to start a Montessori Elementary School (a first in Singapore!) that would embody the teachings and philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori. To do that, they recognised that they also needed a Montessori Preschool, so that the parents in the preschool, could see the positive changes in their child and take the next step to Montessori Elementary naturally.
Anjum Husain is a Montessori guide and evangelist and believes that a Montessori education is key to solving the world’s most pressing problems.
Anjum graduated from BITS, Pilani, India with a B.E. (Hons) in Electronics and Instrumentation. She worked in the semi-conductor industry for 6 years when she had a change of heart after reading a poem about teaching and children. She then discovered Montessori and has since dedicated herself to working with children using the Montessori philosophy and pedagogy. She completed her 3-6 training with MMI, Singapore; and also completed her AMI 6-12 training at Montessori Training and Research Institute, Hyderabad, India. Additionally, she completed her AMI 12-18 Orientation Certificate. Anjum recently completed the Diploma (Conversion) in Early Childhood Care and Education – Teaching (a Singapore preschool diploma) with the National Institute of Early Childhood Development (NIEC).
Sheila Ong has been a passionate Montessorian ever since she stumbled on the AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) website 20 years ago. She did both her AMI 3-6 and AMI 6-12 training at Navadisha Montessori Institute in Chennai, India and attributes her training for fuelling the passion for Montessori within her. She counts herself blessed to be doing what she enjoys. Sheila also completed the Diploma (Conversion) in Kindergarten Education – Teaching (a Singapore preschool diploma) with Singapore Polytechnic.
Prior to discovering the Montessori philosophy and pedagogy, Sheila worked in the Finance sector, having graduated from Aberystwyth University in Wales, U.K. with a B.Sc. (Hons) Accounting & Economics degree. Sheila has more than 20 years of experience working with children in a Montessori environment.