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Mother Lode Mountain Tots Preschool

Growing Minds, Strengthening Families

At Mother Lode Mountain Tots, we are committed to growing young minds and strengthening families. Through our nurturing environment and Montessori-inspired approach, we empower children to explore, learn, and thrive, while providing parents with the peace of mind that their little ones are in caring hands, allowing them to focus on their family’s growth and success.

General Info

Director: Kirbie Allen

Serving Students Aged: 2-6

Family Handbook 


About US

Formerly Pioneer Montessori School, Mother Lode Mountain Tots is excited to continue a 30 year tradition of nurturing Amador County’s future generations.

At Mother Lode Mountain Tots, we are passionate about early childhood education and providing a nurturing foundation for young learners. Located in the heart of Pioneer, California, our preschool is surrounded by the natural beauty of the Mother Lode region, offering a unique environment for exploration and growth.

Our dedicated team of experienced educators is committed to creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere where children feel safe, supported, and inspired. We believe in the power of play and hands-on learning, which form the core of our Montessori-inspired curriculum. Through purposeful activities and individualized instruction, we foster a love for learning while cultivating independence, curiosity, and creativity.

At Mother Lode Mountain Tots, we understand that each child is a unique individual with their own strengths, interests, and developmental pace. Our approach embraces this diversity and encourages children to take an active role in their education, promoting self-discovery and a sense of ownership over their learning journey.

We provide a rich and stimulating environment with well-equipped classrooms, engaging materials, and age-appropriate resources. Our spacious outdoor play areas allow children to connect with nature, promoting physical development and an appreciation for the natural world.

We prioritize building strong partnerships with parents and families, recognizing the important role they play in their child’s development. We maintain open lines of communication, providing regular updates on your child’s progress and involving families in various aspects of our program.

At Mother Lode Mountain Tots, we strive to instill a lifelong love for learning, preparing children for future academic success and personal fulfillment. We invite you to join our vibrant community, where every child is valued, celebrated, and encouraged to reach their full potential.


23714 State Highway 88, Pioneer, CA 95666

School Hours

M-F: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Weekends: Closed

Phone & Email

[email protected]

Get in Touch

Growing Minds Start Here…Thank you for your interest in Mother Lode Mountain Tots. We would love the opportunity to show you the Mountain Tot “Difference”. If you would like more information about our school or want to schedule a private tour with our team, please call us today or submit the form. We look forward to meeting you!


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