Fruita Montessori - A Preschool for the Absorbent Mind
My name is Melanie Harmon and I am the owner and teacher of Fruita Montessori.  I have been teaching at the public school and college level for the past 14 years. I have a BA in Psychology, MA in Elementary Education, MA in Psychology and am a certified Montessori Preschool Teacher.  I began my teaching career in Phoenix, Arizona, where I taught Math and Language Arts to grades 7 - 12. I also taught part-time Math, Psychology and Education classes at Grand Canyon University.  Four years ago, my husband and I, both educators,  moved to the Grand Junction area and soon became pregnant.  This changed everything! Instead of going back into the public schools, I have been teaching at Colorado Mesa University in the evenings, and staying home during the day with my son.  Having my own son inspired me to go back to school to become  Montessori Trained.  I wanted to raise my son using the Montessori Method.  At 2 1/2 years old, he asked, "Where is my school?  When do I get to go to school?"  With little to no options in Fruita and the Grand Junction area, I decided to open my own.  You will see that I not only have a strong desire to learn, but I am very passionate about children. 
"The child is truly a miraculous being, and this should be felt deeply by the eduactor."   -  The Absorbent Mind, Maria Montessori
If you have questions, please feel free to contact me by phone at 602-614-5216 or by email at
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