Nursery School

Canandaigua , NY


Deborah Polimeni, Directress
Deborah was educated at the London Montessori Center Teacher Training College in London, England where she graduated with Distinction. Deborah is a Montessori Certified Teacher for ages Birth to Six years. Her Montessori educational experience is centered in the American Montessori International teaching approach and concentrated in the European-based methodology of Maria Montessori.

Deborah is an Infant/Toddler Specialist with a concentration in the Italian-based Reggio Emilia Approach. Deborah furthered her studies at St. John Fisher College, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree and later received her Executive Masters in Business from the Bittner School of Business at St. John Fisher College in Fairport, NY.

Awards & Recognition

  • Friend of the Young Child Award by the Rochester Area for the Education of Young Children
  • Recognized in Who’s Who for Executives and Professionals
  • Outstanding Adult Student Award at St. John Fisher College

Robert Polimeni
Robert is an Early Childhood Developmental Specialist with over 30 years in the field. Robert attended RIT and Empire State College where he concentrated on engineering and developing cognitive skill building apparatus and “toys” for the young child. As a freelance artist, Robert creatively teaches art in the classroom and invites the children to explore their sense of creativity through the use of various materials and art tools.

Robert and Deborah Polimeni have received National Accreditation for their educational and childcare facilities.

Projects with a Purpose

The Montessori Method of self-education is a tried and true teaching system used in both private and public early childhood educational programs around the world. The goal is to nurture each child's own innate curiosity and desire to learn.

With Montessori, children learn by employing all 5 senses: touch, sight, smell, taste, & hearing.

Children learn by employing all 5 senses

Independence is encouraged in all activities, particularly in developing self-help skills while the teacher acts as a facilitator to ensure the needs of the child are met in an uninhibited, safe environment.

This innovative learning system places emphasis on the individual stages of a young child's development. As an individualized program, children are not pushed to do more than is developmentally appropriate.

Projects with a Purpose