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.

Ms. Kiran

Managing Director

  • Over 20 years experience in childcare
  • Multiple certifications
  • Caring mother

Ms. Kiran is the Managing Director at Playful Platos. Her 20 years of experience in the 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 makes the whole school experience for the child and the parents a breeze.

Mrs. Malik

Program Director

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Certified Primary Montessori teacher
  • Taught over 400 children

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 motor skills, and most importantly, accelerates positive brain development. Just as she has done for the 400+ children she has taught in the past 20 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.

Ms. Rehana

Associate Program Director

  • Graduate in Arts
  • Montessori Certified
  • 12 years of experience working with the toddlers
  • Loving and patient caregiver

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

  • Graduate in Arts
  • Pursuing a Montessori Certification
  • 5 years of experience
  • Loving and patient caregiver

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. Jasmine

Enrichment Teacher

  • 5 years of experience
  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree
  • An active and creative teacher

Ms. Jasmine is the Tulips’ afternoon lead teacher. She makes the classroom so much fun for the students that they love being with her. She has been working at Playful Platos for almost a year now. Previously she worked as an aftercare teacher at another Montessori school for 3 years. She has 5 years’ experience working in childcare with toddler aged children. Aside from work, she is a student at George Mason University working on her bachelor’s degree.

Ms. Homaira (Myra)

Enrichment Teacher

  • 5 years of experience
  • Creative and disciplined teacher
  • Great at incorporating different cultures in the curriculum

Ms. Homaira (Myra) is the lead afternoon teacher in the Daffodils’ classroom. She has been working at Playful Plato’s along with her sister, Jasmine, for almost a year now. She loves being a part of such a great team of teachers who are so warm and caring with the children and each other. She has worked in childcare for the past 4 years and before Playful Platos, she worked at another Montessori school for 3 years in their primary aftercare program. She has an accumulated experience of 5 plus years of working with children 3 years and over.