Everything we do is for learning. Our classrooms are filled with highly qualified, passionate teachers. Leslie Dillon, the Director, finds and trains motivated teachers in the Montessori philosophy and method. We're all here to nurture your child's development through a carefully prepared environment of learning and discovery.
Meet the Director, Leslie Dillon
Leslie Dillon holds a Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education from San Diego State University. She also has a Montessori Teaching credential from world-renowned Montessori trainer, Pamela Koby. Leslie has worked in the field of Montessori Education since 1980. She has started and operated three different Montessori schools in the San Francisco Bay Area: Montessori School of Burlingame, Montessori Manor in Mountain View and Montessori Manor in Los Altos.
After relocating to the Sacramento area in 1991, Leslie opened Montessori Manor in El Dorado Hills.
During the last thirty years, Leslie has worked with children ages 2 years to 9 years old. She also has a lot of experience working with students with special needs. She has worked with children with autism, sensory integration disorder, attention deficit disorder, and Down’s syndrome.
Leslie is a hands-on director who spends most of her time working with the children. She enjoys challenging her students and educating adults in the Montessori field of education. She uses positive techniques to help children become confident, responsible and independent individuals. It is truly her “gift” to work with children!
“Our daughter has been attending Montessori Manor for almost 2 years now and we've been delighted by her development.
She is flourishing in this program and well on her way to a lifelong love of learning. Thank you!”
What is the Montessori difference?
Montessori Philosophy and Method
With the emphasis on developing a young child’s full potential, the Montessori philosophy and method of education uses specially trained teachers and special teaching materials to stimulate children's natural curiosity. The Montessori Method allows each child to learn and progress at their own pace through practical experiences and self-discovery.
The curriculum is based on the philosophies and methods of Dr. Maria Montessori. In the Montessori environment, the children learn through practical experiences and self-discovery within a carefully prepared, child-oriented environment.