2250 N Clifton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614

Progressive Programs - Community Support - Academic Excellence

School Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Main Office

(773) 534-5535


2250 N. Clifton Ave.

Chicago, IL 60614

School Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30 AM - 3:45 PM

Diane Lena

Education and Career Background:

  • Bachelors of Arts in Early Childhood Education from Columbia College
  • Early Childhood Montessori Certification from Midwest Montessori Teacher Training Center

Approach to Learning and Teaching:

I have worked in early childhood education for the past 20 years.  I am a firm believer in the Montessori philosophy. A rich learning environment provides the foundation for children to develop independence, inquiry skills, and creativity.  Teacher guidance supports this environment where children will develop a love of learning and become critical thinkers and problem solvers.