About Us

Children’s Montessori Center opened in 1990 and has been honored to serve families all over the North Shore ever since.

The Children’s Montessori Center is fully licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education, holds membership in the Montessori Schools of Massachusetts, and is affiliated with the North America Montessori Teachers Association and American Montessori Society Teachers Association.

The Children’s Montessori Center offers the following programs:

Hours of Operation
Our 10-month academic year runs from September to June. The school is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. The Montessori program is from 8:30 to 3:00 pm, with extended daycare available from 7:30-8:30 and/or 3:00 to 4:30pm. CMC follows the Danvers Public School calendar for vacation and inclement weather closures.

Executive Director – Noeline Kohr
After teaching around the world, Noeline opened CMC in 1990. Noeline has a deep understanding and appreciation for the Montessori philosophy. Her unique approach helps mentor and guide others to reach their fullest potential, while developing a love of learning.

Director of Admission & Education – Shannon Dow 

Shannon attended Montessori schools as a child and having growing up around her mother’s Montessori school some might say that Montessori is in Shannon’s blood.  After teaching for more than twenty years in Montessori classrooms, her passion for education continues to be shared with others as the Director of Admission & Education at CMC, an instructor for Northeast Montessori Institute and a Professional Educational Consultant.

The Teachers
The Children’s Montessori Center teachers are experienced, professional, qualified teachers, and trained in the Montessori Methodology. All teachers are Montessori trained or certified and maintain current child developmental credentials. All staff are trained and certified in First Aid and CPR.

CMC prides itself on retaining experienced and nurturing Head Teachers for the past two decades. Hundreds of children on the North Shore have reaped the benefits of our seasoned, professional, and dedicated teachers. Having a consistent teaching staff at CMC allows for the Montessori philosophy and its experience to continue from year to year, family to family.


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Some great websites:



A Montessori Journey from the Start | Forest Bluff School

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