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Montessori Homeschool is more than just a learning center; we provide a comprehensive and holistic academic support system to enhance your homeschooling efforts.

Our aim is to assist you in creating a well-rounded educational experience for your child. In addition to open academic study hours and enrichment classes, we offer a range of resources and tools to support your homeschooling journey. Our trained educators are here to guide you every step of the way, ensuring that you have the necessary assistance and resources to provide a quality education to your child.

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 Our Program

  • Art on the Farm
    Join us for Art on the farm every Wednesday from 10:30 - 11:30 am This is an ongoing class. Seperate pricing does not apply to those students enrolled with Montessori Homeschool and attend on Wednesdays. Sweeping Manuvering a wheelbarrow Watering plants Preparing snacks
  • Prodigies (music class)
    Our music prodigies class for students ages 3 - 7 is taught every Thursday 10:30 - 11:00
  • Bible Adventures
    Join us in this hands-on, fun and engaging class for preschool age children 2.5 - 6 years. Utilizing life churches' animated series Bible Adventures, each week, lessons are taught through the characters Emily and an animated star named Shine, sing a memorable song with Mr. Music, memorize a verse with Guy the Bible Guy, and see how the Bible story applies to an everyday situation with Shine's animated friends. Each class students will learn a valuable life lesson, a memory verse and create a fun take home craft.

Our Roots

The roots of the Montessori Homeschool Learning Center can be traced back to 2010 when it first emerged as a large in-home family childcare. The Calip Family made the decision to open their home with the aim of introducing the Montessori philosophy to the local community and providing education for their three-year-old daughter.

As their third and fourth children were born with special needs, Mrs. Calip began to shape the program with a focus on inclusion, specifically targeting the implementation of successful universal design practices. Pursuing a Masters in Special Education, Mrs. Calip worked diligently to establish a safe and inclusive learning community based on the principles of Montessori.

Driven by her profound faith in God and a calling to serve others, Mrs. Calip's unwavering dedication has led to the creation of the first Montessori Homeschool Learning Center in the Central Valley. She firmly believes in providing an inclusive and supportive learning environment where all children can learn, grow, and thrive.

Continuing their tradition, Mr. and Mrs. Calip, along with their five children, are now fostering the Montessori philosophy within the local community once again through the Montessori Homeschool Learning Center. Their primary focus is to provide education for their three youngest children while extending the benefits of Montessori education to others in the area.

Our Philosophy

Montessori Homeschool uses the Montessori philosophy as a platform for our nature-based center. The Montessori philosophy supports a differentiated, self-directed program for each child, embracing his or her natural curiosity and love of learning. MHLC utilizing the Montessori Educational Method where all learners will have the freedom to explore evidence-based instructional practices in a well-prepared learning environment supporting individual learning goals across multiple disciplines.


The Montessori Method differs from that of a traditional education, as it goes far beyond the acquisition of academic knowledge and basic skills, to encompass the development of the whole person. Not only are cognitive and physical needs addressed but social, emotional and Moral / Ethical Development areas as well.


Developed by Dr. Maria Montessori in the early 20th century, the Montessori Method is a child-centered educational approach designed to foster critical thinking in a collaborative and hands-on learning environment. 

Montessori affords a deep respect for children as unique individuals, with particular focus on children's social and emotional development. Encouraging children to become independent thinkers - is a core component of Montessori philosophy.

Montessori education is based on these concepts:

  • The aim of Montessori education is to foster autonomous, competent, responsible and adaptive citizens who are lifelong learners and problem-solvers.

  • Learning occurs in an inquisitive, cooperative and nurturing atmosphere. Students build their own knowledge through self- and teacher-initiated experiences.

  • Learning is experiential, taking place using all of the senses. Particularly during the early years of a Montessori education, students learn through manipulating materials and interacting with others. These meaningful experiences serve as precursors for developing an understanding of more abstract concepts.

  • The individual is considered as a whole. Physical, emotional, social, aesthetic and cognitive needs and interests are inseparable and equally important.

  • Respect for oneself, others, the environment and life is necessary to develop a caring attitude toward all people.

  • Montessori teachers follow the child, not the curriculum, tailoring lessons and experiences to meet a child's individual needs.

To learn more about Montessori Education, the American Montessori Society provides a great resource for information.  

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