Eden Prairie Montessori was established in 1982. Primarily we served toddlers through Kindergarteners, and recently added an infant room. We have served hundreds of families over the past years who still come and visit us, bringing their successful stories to tell. Eden Prairie Montessori has been under the direction of Shonali Harrison since 1991. At Eden Prairie Montessori we are committed to providing quality education and care for young children, to prepare them to become responsible, respectful, and independent individuals and life-long learners.All staff are trained in CPR and First Aid, they are trained for their specific position with appropriate credentials. Lead teachers are trained in the Montessori method of teaching. The main role of the Montessori teacher, whom we call "the Montessori adult", is to present Montessori activities to the child, keep records and observations of the child, and communicate the development and progress to the parents by the way of conferences, notes and reports. Conferences are held twice a year in Spring and Fall. If the need arises for parents and teachers to have a conference in between, it can be arranged. All staff receive ongoing training to improve and develop techniques and skills of care giving and guidance of children.