Allen is a strong supporter in knowledge building through a child's world. Dr. Maria Montessori says "The first aim of the prepared environment is, as far as it is possible, to render the growing child independent of the adult.". Knowledge that comes through exploration in an independent environment is key to the Montessori method. Montessori Directors are really unique in their understanding and ability to support the child's world to be continuously conducive to each child.
Allen holds degrees from Eastern Nazarene College (BA in Early Childhood Education), Montessori Institute of New England (Infant/Toddler Credential), Massasoit Community College (Associates in Early Elementary Education) as well as all credentials from the Department of Early Education and Care.
Allen loves the outdoors and going fishing. He believes that the outdoors is a very crucial part in child development and learning and is a very underrated and overlooked factor about teaching children!