Welcome to Greenleaf Mindful Montessori!



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Here you will encounter a charming, inviting and peaceful oasis for children 2.5 to 5.5 year olds

We offer an early childhood environment with stimulating opportunities for intentional learning  where children may choose activities according to their diverse needs and desires.

Our kids learn to navigate our calm space with joy, focus, and purpose.

Meet Vanessa

 Greenleaf Director and Founder 


I was born in Caracas, Venezuela. As a Montessori child myself and then a Montessori teacher, I combined my knowledge and love for Montessori education with my meditation practice and developed the Greenleaf Mindful Montessori approach.


"I like to think of us as gardeners; we work the SOIL: an environment prepared for rich exploration and absorption. We add SEEDS: organized, inviting, challenging,  hands-on, developmentally appropriate activities. We provide NUTRIENTS: love, attention, and care. We work with the NATURAL ELEMENTS: your child’s intrinsic ability to bloom. We show up and are present, MINDFUL, as we trust your

child’s ability to grow."

We respect each child’s process and uniqueness and make individualized adjustments by pruning and guiding along the way!"

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Greenleaf Mindful Montessori Preschool provides an individualized learning program catered to the whole child’s developmental needs and intrinsic desire to learn and live in wonder.

Our program is based on the Maria Montessori's scientific method of observation to "follow the Child" and meet them where they are at.  We respect each child’s process and uniqueness and make individualized adjustments along the way!

We deeply believe that each child should feel seen, heard, respected, and loved


Our Services

The Preschool 

9:00am - 1:00pm.

(Mondays Through Fridays)

The Learning Pod

1:00pm - 4:00pm

( Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Online Preschool


The Parent & Me program  

3:00pm - 4:30pm


The Greenleaf Shop  

Our little corner for intentional giving

An educational store with some of our faves and teacher-made treasures from our home to yours


About Us

Greenleaf Mindful Montessori preschool offers a traditional Montessori classroom seen through a Mindful lens.

For in- depth information about us, our Philosophy and to meet our team,

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To read about our schedule, our environment, FAQs, and Testimonials

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Want to come visit us?

We offer monthly Visits.

The following are the dates for the 2022-23 school year:


  • Wednesday, October 12th 2022

  • Wednesday, November 2nd 2022

  • Wednesday, December 7th 2022

  • Wednesday, January 11th 2023

  • Wednesday, February 1st 2023

  • Wednesday, Match 1st 2023

To book ,click below to email us your day preference and we will email you back to confirm space



To be self-directed and motivated learners through a Montessori curriculum

To find joy through meaningful work and in small moments.

Confidence through fostering independence

Depth in socialization and connection through an intimate setting

Emotional intelligence, self-regulation, and awareness through our mindfulness approach

World citizenship and environmental consciousness through focus on

cultural studies  + diversity

Kindness through paying subtle attention in caring for self and others

Creativity through open-ended + process-based activities

Love what we are about?

Join the Greenleaf Mindful Montessori family by filling out an application and join the waitlist

Greenleaf Shop

Our little corner for intentional giving

An educational store with some of our faves and teacher made treasures from our home to yours


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