Every year, readers of the Eastside’s premier publication, 425 Magazine, vote for their favorite places, products and services.
For the second consecutive year, Montessori Children’s House (MCH) in Redmond has been named the best Eastside preschool.
For over 30 years, MCH has been educating children at their unique Montessori school. As an accredited American Montessori Society school serving students from six weeks old to sixth grade, MCH’s commitment to a holistic Montessori experience, respect for the earth and ample outdoor time has made it the preferred choice of parents looking for a unique, personalized education for their child.
Built into the daily curriculum is time spent in the school’s centrally located organic garden and interactions with the school’s on-site farm animals — chickens, bunnies, goats and more. Nestled into a unique, 5-acre setting surrounded by wetlands and forested areas, MCH’s elementary playground gained national media attention for its use of repurposed materials (a downed tree as a balance beam, a reused water pipe as a massive tunnel). Adding to its many outdoor spaces is an extensive, fully fenced nature trail.
“It’s an honor to win the Best Preschool title two years in a row,” said head of School, Jennifer McConnell in a press release. “It was a nice surprise to also win the Best Childcare category this year,” she said. “We strive to create a unique school offering here that supports parents and their busy schedules. I love 425 Magazine and it ‘s a thrill to be included again on this list of winners.”