Patricia Nouhan, owner of Follow the Child Montessori School, said her Howell business started in 2005.
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How did your business get started? I worked at a Montessori school in Milford for 10 years and I loved it
so much I wanted to open my own school. After our family moved to
Hartland, we discovered that there were no Montessori Schools in the
Hartland/Howell area. That was the beginning of our journey in starting
the Follow the Child Montessori School!
What services does your business provide? The Follow the Child Montessori School offers an exceptional Pre-Primary Montessori program for children 2 ½ to 6 years. We also offer daycare before and after our morning and afternoon classes. What do you want your business to be best known for? Our business is best known for our ability to meet each child's
individual needs. Our name reflects our goal --- to follow each
child's interests and needs as they navigate their way through the
unique Montessori classroom.
What's your most popular service? The Montessori classroom is unique because we are regularly changing the
materials. This helps to create motivation in each child to use the
materials and develop a productive cycle of activity. From this
activity is a child can create order, coordination, concentration and
Why did you choose the location that you did? My husband and I went for a drive and saw a house with a large back yard
for sale on Latson Road. We were thinking of opening a Montessori
School and when we saw the property we knew it was the one! For more information, call 517-545-0919.