Role of a Teacher

Education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being. It is not acquired by listening to words, but in virtue of experiences in which the child acts on his environment. The teacher’s task is not to talk, but to prepare and arrange a series of motives for cultural activity in a special environment made for the child. [Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind, translated by Claude A. Claremont]

Ms. Kiran

(Managing Director)

Ms. Kiran is the Managing Director at Playful Platos. Her 20 years of experience in childcare industry ranges from being a teacher to an administrator. She worked as a teacher for over 6 years & then went on to being the administrator. She has many certifications under her belt that help her gain insight into how a school, can provide a safe haven for a child so that he develops to the best of his abilities. She is a caring mother of three children herself and carries the same affection for all the children in her care. She deeply believes and strives to maintain camaraderie between the parents and teachers which make the whole school experience for the child and the parents a breeze.

After Before School Care Service

Mrs. Malik

(Program Director)

Mrs. Malik is the Program Director at Playful Platos Montessori & childcare. She is a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & a certified Primary Montessori teacher. She has been a member of the American Montessori Society for the past 20 years.
Her background spans from devotedly studying child behavior to providing unique, individualized academic instruction and effective classroom management. As Program Director, she provides material that stimulates the senses, promotes intellectual curiosity, enhances children’s fine motors skills, and most importantly, accelerates positive brain development. Just as she has done for the 400+ children she has taught in the past 18 years, she has created a supportive, engaging, holistic environment for the students of Playful Platos Montessori that will serve as the foundation for all their future successful academic endeavors.


summer class

Ms. Rehana

(Associate Program Director)

Ms. Rehana is the Associate Program Director for our Pre-Primary Montessori section. She is a graduate in Arts and went on to gain her Montessori certification from Delaware. She is a proud member of the American Montessori Society and has over 12 years of Montessori teaching experience. She worked in Reston Montessori as their Lead Pre-Primary Teacher. She is a kind and loving teacher who loves to work with young children and guide them through their learning curves with great care. We are very excited to have her on our team.


Ms. Nadia

(Infant Teacher)

Miss Nadia is the infant/ toddler teacher. She has over 5 years of experience working in well-reputed childcare.
She loves working with children and they love being in her class. She develops new strategies to keep the children engaged. She loves to keep them learning through music and movement & Art activities, She focuses on helping them develop their motor skills as well as polish their language skills by reading to the children one on one every day.
Her structured curriculum and fun craft ideas are a blast for the kids and we are very excited to have her on our team

Ms. Karen

(Infant Teacher)

Miss Karen is the infant caregiver. She is a loving mother of three daughters and provides high-quality care to all the babies in her class. She has over 5 years of experience as a caregiver.
Her caring nature helps her connect with babies. They love to play and work with her all day long. We are happy to have her on our team and we look forward to some great years with her.

Ms. Shadi

(Assistant Teacher in Primary Montessori classroom)

Miss Shadi is the teacher who opens the primary classroom in the mornings. Her smile is welcoming to the children. She has more than 10 years of experience working with children of different age groups. She is very organized, responsible & active which makes her a perfect fit for our primary classroom.


Ms. Rabia

(Assistant Teacher in Pre-Primary Montessori classroom)