Papillon Montessori, located in beautiful Miami Beach, Florida, is a community of educators, children, parents, and extended family members who are committed to the Montessori philosophy. As Dr. Maria Montessori, whose life work centered on the care and education of children, so eloquently said, "Within the child lies the fate of the future." At Papillon Montessori in Miami Beach, we aim to facilitate the child's self-creation of the person he/she is to become. Papillon Montessori was founded by Mrs. Damarys Zarling, who had a vision for our children and a goal for the City of Miami Beach. She wanted to provide the best environment possible in order for the children to evolve academically, spiritually, and socially, so that our children will flourish into the adults of tomorrow.