Located in Pleasant Hill, Guiding Light Montessori offers a location that is convenient for families from Martinez to Walnut Creek. It is a place where children truly can become the “guiding light." They will be able to explore and ignite their curiosity and imagination in a prepared environment. Guiding Light is a State of California licensed facility (#073408911). The degree at which children feel safe can directly affect their ability to spread their wings and learn.
GLM opened their doors back in 2014. Over the years, we have continued to grow and serve more children. We are now a licensed facility with capacity for thirty children.
Guiding Light Montessori is directed by Justina Staley, who is certified by the American Montessori Society for Early Childhood education (ages 2.5 – 6 years). She has over 20 years of teaching experience, working with children in a traditional Montessori environment. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College of Moraga in Liberal and Civic Studies with an emphasis in Montessori Philosophy.
Teaching children has always been near and dear to Justina's heart, and she always knew children would be part of her everyday life. With three of her own, she stays very busy balancing their school and extracurricular activities while sharing her passion to aid other children's curiosity of learning. She is committed to giving any child who steps foot into Guiding Light a nurturing, prepared Montessori environment that will breed independence, confidence, and a curiosity of learning.