The Children's House is a Montessori Preschool in Davidson NC

The Children's House is a small, private Montessori school and was founded in 2004, in the town of Davidson NC, serving Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville, Mooresville and the greater Lake Norman area. We have a Toddler classroom and a multi-age Preschool classroom, catering from ages 18 months through 6 years.

Our Story

Debbie Richardson, Director/Teacher at The Children's House

In 2004, a new mother and experienced Master Montessori Teacher was reaching the end of her tether. Her new baby would soon reach preschool age, and knowing the inestimable value and life-long advantage that an early education provides, she was determined to give her child that gift.

However, having taught at one of the best schools in the area, visited many other schools, and observed and taught other teachers, she was dejected at the prospect of sending her child to any of the available schools.

She became convinced the only way to ensure her child a quality, complete, education that met the needs of each individual child was to provide it herself.

That new mother was me. In 2004 I opened a small Montessori school in Davidson North Carolina, called The Children's House.

Our school has gained a reputation for providing an effective, highly individualized and holistic education for toddlers and preschoolers, equipping them for not just for Elementary school, but for life. We invite you and your child to come and experience it for yourself.

Learn more about our Montessori Toddler Program and our Montessori Preschool Program.

Location and Hours

We are located in the town of Davidson NC. We offer a
5 Day Program
Monday - Friday
8:45 - 5:30 pm

See the Enrollment page for our morning, full day and in between options.

Teachers and Staff

Teachers at The Children’s House are role models. We listen attentively and think before we speak. We consciously teach our children to be kind and courteous to one another and to treat each other and adults with respect. The child receives specifically directed encouragement rather than blanket praise — this feels more genuine to the child and fosters self-motivation and positive self-regard.

Debbie Richardson // Founder, Director, Teacher
Debbie received her Licentiate in Speech and Drama from Trinity College of Music, London. She obtained her Montessori Primary Diploma, (birth to 6 years) and Montessori Elementary Diploma, (6-9 years) at the London Montessori Center. Debbie has been teaching for over 18 years.

"At intervals, I have left preschool to teach elementary grades for a couple of years at a time, but I am always drawn back to the 3-6 year period. They are truly magical years; it is a time when the child's basic character and intelligence are being formed and I get to witness miracles of that evolution on a daily basis. It is a wonderous experience."
  • Montessori Teacher in 3-6 class
  • Montessori Teacher in Lower Elementary Class, grades 1 and 2
  • Elementary Level Coordinator
  • Summer Camp Directress
  • Member of School Management Committee
  • Speech and Drama Teacher
  • Actress in children's educational plays and toured schools with productions

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Site Info

The Children's House Montessori Preschool is a Montessori preschool located in Davidson NC, conveniently situated to serve the entire Lake Norman NC area, including Mooresville NC, Davidson NC, Cornelius NC and Huntersville NC.

The Children's House is a member of the American Montessori Society.

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