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History of Effica School of Montessori

In 1988, with a clear vision in her heart and a Master’s Degree in Montessori Education, Asha Mahambrey designed and opened Effica School of Montessori in the heart of Centerville, offering preschool and kindergarten education to children between the ages of 2 1/2 - 6.


Her goal was to create a beautiful learning environment where a young child’s budding mind and tender heart could be nurtured with loving kindness and educational experiences.


Over the past 36 years, Effica has provided nurturing care and education to hundreds of preschool and kindergarten students in the Dayton community. Effica remains one of the few Montessori preschool and kindergarten programs in the Dayton area with the original Director and Teacher, promising quality and authenticity from its roots.


Families throughout the Dayton area including those from Centerville, Springboro, Washington Township, Miamisburg, Kettering, Bellbrook, Oakwood, Beavercreek, and Xenia have trusted Effica with their children's preschool and kindergarten education, and have joyful memories of their experience. Click here to hear their stories!

Miss Asha
Director & Teacher
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