Florence Carland, a native to France, moved to San Francisco, California in 1980. There she studied under the renowned Montessorian, Ursula Thrush. After her training she taught at several Montessori schools in the bay area until she opened Montessori House of Children in 2002. Her love of teaching and her gentle and cheerful manner has touched the lives of many children and families over the years.
Susanna Petty was a certified Montessori preschool teacher for eight years in Rocklin, CA. In 2009 she moved to Nevada City with her husband. She is now the mother of three children. Since being introduced to the Montessori Method during her studies in early childhood education she has remained a devoted follower of Dr. Montessori’s philosophy. It has always been a dream of Susanna’s to have her own Montessori preschool and in 2014 the opportunity presented itself.