Montessori Children’s Centre is truly a family venture and a labor of love. In 1997, Barbara Broach and daughter, Amy Broach Moser realized the lifelong dream of opening the Montessori Children’s Centre. In 1999, daughter-in-law, Rachel Broach joined the venture and all three serve as the Centre’s Executive Directors, overseeing the operation of the pre-school, training teachers, and setting the curriculum and philosophy. All three are Montessori credentialed.
Barbara Broach has taught the Montessori Method of Education since 1982. She is an A.M.I. (Association Montessori Internationale) graduate of the St. Nicholas Montessori College of London, England. Amy Moser graduated from Milliken University, Decatur, Illinois, with a degree in Elementary Education. She is a graduate of the Montessori St. Nicholas centre of London, England. Rachel Broach graduated from Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, with a Business Marketing degree. She is a graduate of the Montessori Centre Internationale of London, England. All are members of the North American Montessori Teachers’ Association. All members of the Broach and Moser families are actively involved in the workings of the school. Even the grandchildren, who attended the Montessori Children’s Centre, help maintain the lawn and grounds.