Founded in 1983 by a husband and wife team, Riza and Fiaza Haniffa, Montessori Children’s Center began as a 28 student school, in Falls Church, Virginia. The center itself was a far cry from MCC campuses of today- it was simply a renovated 1940′s house. Students and their families were impressed by the level of attention given to each family, and the importance the Center placed on the success and well rounded growth of each and every one of its students. Over the last three decades, the company has indeed grown, but the family feeling remains.
Today, MCC has developed a reputation as the preeminent early childhood educator in the Washington metro area. The campuses are state of the art facilities, staffed with some of the most talented faculty in the area. Despite this growth, the family feeling customers felt during MCC’s early years, has remained strong. The overwhelming majority of new MCC students, already have a connection to MCC before even walking in the door. Parents routinely enroll siblings, families enroll nephews and nieces, neighbors and co-workers send alike. The connections and roots of an MCC community run deep. Families take great comfort in knowing their children are educated and cared for by a company which understands at its root- that family comes first.
The management of today’s MCC system, continues to be led by the same family who established the company over 30 years ago. The family, along with a team of industry professionals, now infuse fresh energy, enthusiasm, and ideas. The art of meshing the modern with the heritage and history of the oldest and largest operating Montessori schools in Northern Virginia is the mission of today’s MCC management team.
Choosing to join MCC is much more than just enrolling in a school. MCC represents excellence in education; we are educators striving to assist children realize their potential.