Educating the Whole Child since 1975

Our Children’s Center Montessori School is conveniently located in State College, Pennsylvania, just minutes from The Pennsylvania State University. We offer early childhood programs for children from 15 months through six years based on the Montessori Philosophy and Method of teaching young children, which encourages individual, whole-child development. Using this approach, we strive to achieve a balance in each child’s physical, social, emotional, and academic development. Our aim is to aid the children in their development of order, coordination, concentration, and independence. These are the basic principles of a Montessori education, and are achieved through the use of the Montessori Materials in a prepared environment. OCC welcomes families from diverse religious, cultural, and economic backgrounds.