Brenda Reece Miller, Directress and Head Teacher, received her American Montessori Society certification from Mid-American Montessori Teachers Institute in Omaha, Nebraska. Certification required classroom hours, written and oral exams, and completion of curriculum in seven areas of study as well as an internship.








Roots and Wings is licensed by the Iowa Department of Human Services. Our staff is required to pass background checks. CPR, First Aid, Universal Precaution, and Mandatory Reporting. All staff is mentored in Montessori Principles through written materials and on-the-job training.


To schedule a guided walk-through of the school, please call (319) 656-2526.

About Us

The classroom at

Roots & Wings


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Roots and Wings

Montessori Kidís House


611 3rd Street

Kalona, Iowa 52247

(319) 656-2526

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All I Really Need to

Know I Learned in Kindergarten


Most of what I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the sandpile at Sunday school. These are the things I learned:




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Share everything.

Play fair.

Donít hit people.

Put things back where you found them.

Clean up your own mess.

Donít take things that arenít yours.

Say youíre sorry when you hurt somebody.

Wash your hands before you eat.


Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.

Live a balanced lifeólearn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.

Take a nap every afternoon.

When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands and stick together.

Be aware of wonder.

- Robert Fulghum