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Yara Conway

Lead Directress | Sapling Room

"The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child's own natural desire to learn." --Dr. Maria Montessori

Yara Conway joined the CVMS staff in 2018. Yara became acquainted with CVMS when her older two children attended the Primary Program. She served for several years as the CVMS Volunteer Coordinator. Yara holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Iowa State University and has extensive experience teaching in private preschool and elementary settings, as well as study abroad travel.

Yara is drawn to the quote from Dr. Maria Montessori (above) because it sums up the learning environment in the Sapling Room at CVMS. "When children come to us at two-years-old, it is often the first time they have been in a learning environment and we want to make sure that it is a safe and inspiring place for them to learn, explore and try new things," says Ms. Yara. "Children are curious by nature, and they learn best when the interest comes from within."