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Orchard Montessori School


Child Care

About Us

About Myself, My Philosophy & Goals
Hello, my name is Ms. Virginia!
When my son was small, I explored different educational philosophies and landed on Montessori. I had no idea at the time how this would impact my life! In 1986 I moved to Sacramento to become certified as a Montessori teacher.
Since then, I have guided hundreds of young children, using the Montessori method, to become independent thinkers and academically prepared for a lifetime of learning. I have also trained countless interns, mentored fellow teachers and even went to China to present workshops on the Montessori method.
As a lifetime Montessorian, I utilize the philosophy developed by Dr. Maria Montessori as a guide to how I approach and teach children. Teaching children is my passion! I believe in helping children to always move forward in their abilities and social development.
My focus is 2-fold: developing the skills for academic success & developing independent thinkers with a compassion for others. My emphasis is on positive reinforcements and encouraging children to think for themselves.

About My Home
I purchased my home in 2023 with the intention of becoming licensed as a Family Childcare Home and to have a Montessori classroom in the heart of my home. Modifications were made to create the perfect space for my program, both indoors and outside!
In 2024 we will add an outside classroom component. In addition to the fruit trees in the yard, we will create children’s gardens, planter boxes & a "pickable garden" of berries. Children will learn botany first hand by growing fruits and vegetables.


  • Small Class Size - only 10 students. This allows for individualized attention and goals.
  • Strong academic preparedness through the use of Montessori materials.
  • Mixed age group to encourage children to learn from each other.
  • Discipline focuses on emphasis on good actions and behaviors.
  • Workshops and classes for parents, Montessorians and other providers.


Practical Life & Language Are
Language & Math Area
Language and Writing Supplies
Sensorial Area
Book Corner Window Seat

Rep/Contact Info

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Virginia Pulda
owner/ teacher