Welcome to Classroom 6!

Welcome CR6 Parents,

My name is Maria Gamez and I am the lead teacher in Classroom 6. My staff and I want to welcome new and returning families to the Desert Garden Montessori community and to our Toddler Classroom 6 environment. Since my start at Desert Garden in 2002, I have had a love for the Toddlers. I worked in Classroom 5 as an assistant before taking my training in 2006. I am happy to be a part of this stage of development because of all the exciting moments your children experience. It is my privilege to experience it with them!

Toddlers are in a sensitive period for exploration, sensory experiences, and learning independence. We are so happy to help and guide them in this journey. The classroom is set up to fill their need for movement and independent thinking.

During the school year, our classroom intermingled with the other toddler classroom on campus. We will continue to combine with Classroom 5 during play time because we consider ourselves one large family. We will still be distancing from other programs until we have more confirmation that co-mingling will not result in closures of our classroom above what may be needed. The health and safety of our children and staff is our main priority.

If you would like to connect with me, please email me anytime at mgamez@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 6 page on our website for additional updates on our communications systems.

We all are very happy to start the new school year and be with your little ones.


Ms. Maria