The Alfred Montessori School Receives Grant

The Alfred Montessori School recently received $450.00 to help them purchase Montessori “Works” for their classrooms. Judith Rose, director of the Alfred Montessori School, stated, “These Works provide activities used to teach the students in subject areas such as language, mathematics, practical life, and an array of seasonal topics. They will greatly enhance the learning experiences for our students.”

AMS was founded in 1983 by two Alfred University professors who wanted to create a rich educational pre-school program for their own young children. Since its inception, the school has provided a strong foundation of learning and care for our community’s children. We are more than a daycare. When you chose us, you chose to invest in your child’s education and development.

The success of any Montessori School, but especially AMS, is very dependent on parents’ involvement. We are a non-profit organization, and the school’s operation relies on family and community support. We encourage you to become involved with your child’s program, supporting the educational and social experiences, and sharing in the joys and satisfactions the child experiences in his or her own learning. Plan to attend parent-teacher conferences, fund-raising activities, and any other events. We have always maintained an open door policy and invite you to come to observe your child often. You will discover much more about what your child is learning by observing.

The Alfred Montessori School is located on South Main Street in Alfred. They offer programs for: infants (6 weeks – 18 months), toddlers (18 – 36 months), preschool (3–6 years) and after school (5-12 years). For more information about the Alfred Montessori School please visit their web site at:

The Allegany County Area Foundation holds assets of over 8.5 million dollars. The endowed funds continue to grow in perpetuity to enrich and improve the lives of Allegany County people. If you would like more information on how you can provided a legacy of hope and good will in our community, please contact the Allegany County Area Foundation at 585-808-8444 or send an e-mail to:

In the attached check presentation picture (L to R):  Judith Rose, director of the Alfred Montessori School and Dawn Wildrick-Cole, ACAF Board Member.