Welcome to Classroom 4!

Dear Infant Parents,

My name is Ms. Kinnari Pandya. My staff and I are pleased to welcome you to the 2021 – 2022  school year at Desert Garden Montessori!

There is an increase in families seeking infant care every year and we are delighted to provide care for your child. I truly appreciate you trusting our Infant staff with your child during these difficult times, and we humbly accept the responsibility. Independence is one of the primary goals of Montessori teaching and our Infant Staff is committed to bringing out that independence within your child. We are also dedicated to providing an ideal environment for infants to promote optimum growth and development.

To ensure the best development of your child, I have personally invested 17 years of experience and training into the Infant Nido environment. I have been working at Desert Garden since 2004. I finished my 0 – 3 years training with North American Montessori Center in 2008, and I received additional certification from the Center of Montessori Training-NY from a renowned Montessori expert, Virginia Varga, in 2011. Each of these trainings has been instrumental in creating the best environment for your child.

Throughout my life, I have always been fond of Montessori teaching. In fact, I spent four years of my childhood in a Montessori school in India and raised both of my children through the Montessori philosophy. I also worked as a volunteer in a Montessori school later in my life in India. After moving to the US, I was fortunate to work in a Montessori setting once again and I have been leading the Infant program since 2007. I am excited to run the Infant Nido program this year. Infants will be provided with new materials to work with that build an early foundation for the development of various fine motor, gross motor, and verbal skills.

If you would like to connect with me, please email me anytime at kpandya@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 4 page on our website for additional updates.

I am looking forward to working with you and your child!


Kinnari Pandya