A school for 18-month-old toddlers through 6-year-old kindergarteners, Fountainhead Montessori maintains campuses in the Northern California communities of Dublin, Danville, Livermore, Orinda, and Pleasant Hill. Renowned for its well-established educational program and its commitment to providing value and flexibility to students and their parents, Fountainhead Montessori utilizes the Montessori teaching philosophy to promote a strong sense of independence, self-esteem, social awareness, and dignity in children.Fountainhead’s educational program exceeds some of the highest standards of quality childcare anywhere. The school employs a large team of experienced and caring teachers, including numerous head instructors with more than 10 years of experience applying the Montessori principals. Plus, over 75% of the staff possess bachelor’s degrees or a higher form of education, and all staff members either maintain their Fountainhead Montessori Adult Education (FMAE) accreditation or are currently working to complete the certification. Open year-round Monday through Friday, except for national holidays, the school supports a non-denominational, reality-based curriculum specifically tailored to the strengths and weaknesses of different age groups.Affiliated with the American Montessori Society, Fountainhead provides tremendous value and flexible programming to parents. The school maintains a no-hidden-fees policy that applies to all operations, including registration, enrollment, application, and materials. Parents with children in the program are not required to raise funds, nor are they expected to commit working hours to the school. Additionally, Fountainhead coordinates with parents to establish schedules and payment plans that meet their individual needs. The program also supports before- and after-class childcare, as well as year-round and seasonal scheduling for those parents who take summers off of work. For further information, visit www.fms.org.