Growing up I always enjoyed spending time with children, and had always wanted to work with infants and toddlers, but was not aware of my hidden passion for teaching. This was uncovered at my first job at a pre-school in India in 1993. Working with these young minds was very inspiring, and gave me direction in life to pursue teaching as a full time career. I was always impressed by the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori, so I decided to get trained as a Montessori teacher.
Having moved to the USA in 1996, I continued my passion by joining Princeton Center for Teachers Training (PCTE) where I took training in Early Childhood for a year. This training was completed in 1997. I was hired as an assistant teacher in 1998 at Montessori Corner Princeton Meadow Campus, Plainsboro, NJ. I became the head teacher of the class the following year and continued at the same campus until 2002. I was offered a position as a Primary teacher at the Montessori Country Day Campus in 2003.
In 2005, I was offered the opportunity to be trained as an Infant-Toddler teacher from CMTE (Center for Montessori Teacher Education of New York). Since then I have been working as a lead teacher in the toddler setting. I am also a Montessori trainer at the Montessori Teacher Training Institute of Mercer County Community College.
I also feed my passion outside of school by volunteering my time and services at the Sunaayy Foundation,(sunaayyfoundation.org) which is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education to underprivileged children in India.
Mrs. Sinha has worked with children for many years. Since 2002 she worked in several local Montessori schools before joining MCDS. She holds a certificate in child care from Mercer County Community College and a masters degree in economics. Mrs. Sinha has 2 children and loves gardening, cooking and reading poetry.
Mrs. Bemby is an assistant teacher in the Sunflower classroom, and loves working with infants and toddlers. Although she majored in microbiology from University of Bombay, her true passion lies in teaching.
When she’s not in the classroom, she loves to travel and spend time with her family. Mrs. Bemby has 2 wonderful children aged 18 and 15. She has also spent 12 years pursuing Bharatnatyam, an Indian classical dance.