Beginnings Montessori School at Canal Place

Beginnings Montessori

Beginnings Montessori is a non-sectarian, non-profit, private school based on the belief that children learn best by doing. We create a dynamic, interactive learning environment that encourages each child to learn by exploring, not just listening. Beginnings Montessori offers a Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary program at 16 Howard Street in Cumberland, Maryland. Founded in 1978, Beginnings operates under the direction of the Allegany Association for Childhood Education, Inc., a non-profit organization, and its elected Board of Directors. 


We offer Before & After Care with outdoor playtime, educational enrichment activities, and healthy snacks. Each year, summer camps are offered as well. 


Contact us at 301-722-2220 to take a tour or to talk to a currently enrolled family about the benefits of a Montessori education.



Address: 16 Howard Street
Cumberland, MD 21502