Hello, Vanakkam,

Welcome to Tamil Montessori.

I’m Monisha, an expat mom from India who calls US as the home for the past 8 years. I live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband, 2 year old daughter and hundreds of plant babies inside and around our home. An engineer-turned-business leader, I work full-time as a Program Manager at Microsoft. We’re a bilingual home; we speak English and Tamil. To us, Tamil is more than just a language; it's also about the food, clothes festivals, music, cultural values and more.


My Montessori journey began as a kid, followed by pursuing my first AMI Assistants course 9 years ago. I’m currently an AMI Certified Montessori Assistant for birth – 3, 3 – 6 and 6 – 12 years. While I have a day job that I love, I follow my passion for child development through Tamil Montessori, at nights. I'm also a children's book author. My first children's book in Tamil "Vaazhai ilai virundhu" was released in Sep 2021 on Amazon


Tamil Montessori is the brainchild of my love for all things Tamil and Montessori. Through this space I share snippets of raising my daughter the Montessori way from birth, cultural resources to help children stay connected to the roots by incorporating Montessori philosophy, and also share age-appropriate multilingual resources. I'm so glad to have created this space which has helped me connect with so many families across the globe.

Thank you for being a part of our journey.