Russell Montessori Educational Services in Portland, Oregon is based on the philosophy of Maria Montessori. We believe that a prepared environment can be designed to facilitate maximum independent learning and exploration by the child.
We embrace a learning environment that will prepare children for the first day of school and beyond.
Infant and Toddlers Classroom from ( 15 months -24 months )
Preschool Program from (3 years -5 years)
As educators we understand that your child safety and education is parents number one priority. Our focus is creating a carefully prepared environment that meet every child needs as an individual .We encourage cultural and ethnic diversity as well as respect for others
We work closely with parents and our community to provide high-quality childcare and education.
Russell Montessori Educational Services was founded and is run by Yubi Barrios. She is certified by AMS (American Montessori Society). She has many years of experience as a Montessori Teacher in the Portland area. Yubi began her career as a Montessori assistant teacher and fell in love with the philosophy and the child - centered approach. She received her Montessori Teaching Credential in 2014. Yubi is originally from Cuba, graduated as Veterinarian Technician in 2001. She also had experience teaching adults in her natal country.
Yubi loves working with Infants ,Toddlers and Preeschoolers and enjoys bringing the Spanish Language to the classroom on a daily basis. She loves the mix of cultures in Portland and its natural beauty, she also enjoys Yoga, cooking, art projects and spending time with her daughter Suset and her husband.
Diana Guillermo moved from Mexico to Oregon 13 years Ago. She graduated from Mt. Hood Community College in 2019 with an AAS in Child Development & Early Education. Spanish being her first language, Diana wanted to work at a place that includes her native language, since then she has been working with children.
While studying at Mt. Hood, Diana discovered who Maria Montessori was and her approach to children’s growth & development. She wanted to work in a center where children are able to learn through first hand experiences and be able to include that in their daily routines.
Diana enjoys spending time with her sister & mom, watching movies and walking around downtown Portland. Her favorite color is purple and favorite food is her mom's homemade cooking.
We are Certified and Licensed with all up to date credentials. We offer: Small group sizes, Meals and snacks provided, DHS Assistance Programs accepted, Ages 15 months- 5 years. Spanish Language curriculum from native Spanish speaker, Healthier environment with less exposure to illness, Less days closed than a center. Call us for more benefits!