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Montessori Myth Week 3 - Montessori Schools are Expensive!

✅ Montessori Fact: Any kind of Childcare is expensive!

The truth is that most Montessori School tuition rates are comparable to high quality daycare programs. According to the North American Montessori Teacher Association, the average tuition for a Montessori program in the U.S. is between $999 and $14,000. The average cost for a full day preschool-aged daycare attendee is $4,460 - $13,158, according to the National Association of Childcare Resource and Referral Agency. Location of the program and schedule options are just a few variables that influence cost and whether a family chooses to send their child to a Montessori program.

In Ohio, this truth is a bit more complicated. The average cost of full-time daycare is $7,956. unfortunately, Many Ohio Montessori programs tend to be priced much higher than this average and are located in areas where families can afford to pay these higher tuition rates. Furthermore, while many Montessori Programs offer financial aid, they do not accept government assistance vouchers. Economic disparities are a part of a much deeper issue and affect more than just educational opportunities but the focus for this article is how these disparities play a role in access to unique learning opportunities.

Maria Montessori created the Montessori method by studying and working with children who had been left behind by working parents or rejected by society because of mental challenges. She tested her methods by working with these children and had great success. You can learn more about the history of Montessori by Clicking here. The Montessori Method is intended for all children, regardless of where they come from or what challenges they may come with.

Montessori Life was created to provide an opportunity for new families who are curious about the Montessori method to learn and be inspired by the learning process without the big price tag. Montessori Life is committed to educating and exposing families to the beauty of the Montessori Method and to supporting the spirit of the children we work with.

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