This from one of my dear clients…if my kids were still little I would sign them up!

 Homegrown is Montessori inspired school based out of the home of Gabe and Cristen Maroney in a quiet neighborhood in South Austin.  The learning environment consists of a beautiful indoor Montessori-based classroom and an outdoor wonderland that both inspire movement, imagination, and social development.   Enrollment is underway for a max of 8 children between the ages of 2-4 years, catering to each child’s stage of development to ensure the community is a good fit for all. Homegrown’s mission is to provide an imaginative educational experience that offers plenty of quality small group lessons as well as one on one time with your child, emphasizing a connection with nature.

Your child’s day will be primarily guided by Gabe Maroney, a certified Montessori guide, musician, artist and father who has worked with children in Austin for the past 15 years.   Mr. Gabe will design a curriculum that will reach every child individually and will guide the class using music, classic Montessori materials and art in a practical life setting.  Mr. Gabe’s wife, Cristen is a UT Austin Graduate with a diverse background ranging from an entrepreneur, certified Iyengar yoga instructor, holistic chef, jewelry designer and mindful mother.  She will assist him working with the children outdoors in a variety of activities including: gardening, flower arranging, and practicing fun yoga.    They will focus on gross-motor skills, cultivating imagination and creating a connection with the earth by encouraging practices of sustainable living.   They will also provide homemade family style lunches using produce that is harvested from the garden and sourced from local farms.  The menu will be based on a whole foods diet with dairy and gluten free options for children with allergies. Each week one parent will bring snacks for the entire class, and we will continue to rotate throughout the year.

If you are interested in Homegrown, please contact us at  We are delighted to meet with you and your child, and answer any questions you may have.  We ask that your child be potty trained or in the process of potty training, and are happy to provide support to the parents and children during this important growth phase.  We look forward to this new adventure and are excited to grow a wonderful new community together.

Start Date:             August 18th

Days:                         Tuesday – Thursday

Time:                        8:30am – 3:30pm

Enrollment:             $250 one time fee to secure your child’s spot

Monthly:            $600

Supplies:            $150 each semester