The dream of a great place, where children are happy fulfilling individuals has come true. We have started our journey in different countries, at different time, but with one purpose:
Prepare an environment that can serve the children, help them become independent, well-rounded, capable individuals.
That's is the reason why the Montessori professionals have come together to form the Authentic Montessori Preschool: Pirmie Soļi. Our main priority in this transformative education is preparation for life itself.
We believe that preparation for life includes:
Strong emotional, social, behavioral, and moral foundation. Know right from wrong, self-confidence, connection with others, and contribution to the world.
In the "Pirmie Soļi", we do believe in multilingual communities. This is the reason why your child will work in a multilingual environment with guides speaking in Latvian, English, and Russian.
Our team includes 2 AMI certified teachers and 1 Preschool assistant.
The founders of the school are two AMI certified teachers: Alona Zmitrovich and Larysa Kuznietsova.
Alona Zmitrovich is mother of two boys, head of Latvian Montessori Fund, board member of Latvian Montessori Association, founder of Montessori Institute Latvia.
Larysa is originally from Ukraine, where she has been working for 10 years as a Montessori teacher. She has great passion for Montessori education. To spread the word and continue the authentic Montessori approach she is enrolled in AMI teacher's training program.