"Love this school and the teachers!! Montessori Children's House has provided an amazing foundation for my girls, they have flourished over the years and I couldn't be happier with their progress. The teachers have an amazing way of demanding complete control of the class while being very caring and loving. One of the things I love the most is that the children can excel at their own pace, they're not held back and they're continually encouraged to think for themselves. They also start presenting in front of the class in pre-school so imagine how easy it will be for them by the time they're in third grade. My only wish is that MCHOH went past the third because we would definitely keep our kids here as long as we could!!" - Dennell Vargas Krzyzanowski


Kavita I. Hakim, Director
Jo Eckerley, Founder

Kavita I. Hakim, Preschool Teacher
B.A. Psychology
Montessori Diploma for Preschool 3-6 Years,
Modern Montessori International, London, England
Early Childhood Development Studies

Lisa Tran, Preschool Teacher
B.S. Science - Ho Chi Minh Univ. of Technology, Vietnam
M.S. Business Administration - Ho Chi Minh Univ. of Tech, Vietnam
AMS Montessori Assistant Teacher Certificate

Denise McCulloch, Preschool Support Staff
Early Childhood Development Studies
AMS Montessori Assistant Teacher Certificate

Farishta Khugyani, Preschool & Kindergarten Support Staff
B.S. Human Physiology, San Francisco State University
MBA Finance, California State University Hayward
Early Childhood Development Studies - Chabot College

Kavita M. Hakim, Kindergarten Teacher
B.A. Business and Economics
Montessori Diploma, Sagar Institute, India

Toni Tomacci, 1st Grade Teacher
B.A. Liberal Studies, M.Ed, Ed. Doctorate,
AMS Montessori Diplomas for Preschool 3-6 years and Elementary 6-9 years

Mary Anne Ryle, 2nd and 3rd Grade Teacher
B.A. English and Art History, M.Ed.
AMS Montessori Diplomas for Preschool 3-6 years and Elementary 6-9 years

Amira Nori, Reading Teacher for 2nd and 3rd Grade
B.S. Natural Resources and Environmental Studies - Juba Univ., Sudan
Honors Advanced Degree - Animal Science
Early Childhood Development Studies

(510) 782-4427 | 26236 Adrian Ave, Hayward, CA 94545 | © 1977-2021 Montessori Children's House of Hayward