Welcome to Classroom 3!

Dear Classroom 3 parents,  

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year in Classroom 3! I am so excited to get to know you all and to work with your children.   

My name is Ms. Erica. This school year marks my 6th year working at Desert Garden. I have spent those 6 years working and assisting in the infant and toddler classrooms. For the last 3 years, I worked as Ms. Kinnari’s assistant in the infant room. While working, I completed my infant/toddler Montessori training from The Center for Guided Montessori Studies and I am so excited to finally lead my very own classroom this year. It has been something I have put a lot of my own time and energy into, and a goal I am very proud to have achieved all while still working, learning and growing here at Desert Garden.  

Thank you for trusting me with the care and growth of your children especially during this trying time in our society. I am here as a constant guide and supporter of not only your child, but for you as their parents. I truly believe in order for the child to get the most out of their Montessori experience here at Desert Garden, creating a partnership with the parents and making sure the child’s school and home routines align as best as possible, is one of my top priorities. In my experience, I have seen how critical a consistent routine in a child’s life is, and I will do everything in my power to give them that consistent routine while at school. 

During your child’s time here in Classroom 3, I will guide them as they explore the classroom filled with works ranging from gross motor, fine motor, recognizing colors and shapes, and much more. A lot of the Montessori philosophy is learning self-care, as they will routinely clean up after themselves after meal times as well as wash their hands before meals and after diaper changes. This creates a sense of independence in the child as well as preparing them for their next environment. 

If you would like to connect with me, please email me anytime at emiller@desertgardenmontessori.org. To best serve your child during the school day, please allow for a 24-hour turnaround time for an email response. Please also keep an eye on the Classroom 3 page on our website for additional updates on our communication systems. 

It is going to be a great school year!  


Stay well!  

Ms. Erica