2019The Montessori American Indian Childcare Center is a non profit. 

In 2017, MAICC applied for and received it's 501c3 non profit tax status. We are grateful for the early support (2014-2017) of our fiscal sponsor, Eastside Neighborhood Development Company (ESNDC).   


MAICC Partnerships

The Montessori American Indian Childcare Center is pleased to join the work in serving early learners through multiple partnerships:   

Head Start affiliated program of the Community Action Programs of Ramsey & Washington Counties (CAPRWA). 

St Paul American Indian Early Learning Collaborative including the American Indian Family Center, the St Paul Public Schools American Indian Education Program and the Department of Indian Works of the Interfaith Action of Greater St Paul all working together to increase the number of American Indian children and families accessing early childhood learning opportunities.

Metro Work Group of MNTrecc - MN Tribal Resources for Early Childhood Care serves as a foundation and link where child care and other early childhood programs can gain access to resources and information that will enhance and strengthen the childcare delivery system for Native American children and families throughout the state of Minnesota..

Montessori Partners Serving All Children of the Montessori Center of Minnesota is working to bring Montessori education and opportunity to all children.  

Niniijaanis One of Ones is a social enterprise for Indigenous Children. While Niniijaanis strives to create educational equity in early childhood for Indigenous children through culturally-relevant learning materials and curriculum, One of Ones supports this vision and more by offering Indigenous made collectables and essentials that are only produced and sold once. MAICC is a partner school that receives Niniijaanis give-away items from Niniijaanis sales. 



The Montessori American Indian Childcare Center would like to acknowledge founding investors and current funders that choose to fund the work to serve the young learners of the American Indian community.

Founding Funders

  • Otto Bremer Foundation (2014-2015)
  • MN Indian Affairs Council - Language Revitalization Grant (2014-2018)
  • MNTrecc (MN Tribal Resources for Early Childhood Care)
  • St Paul Foundation (2014-2019)
  • Sheltering Arms Foundation (2014-2019)
  • The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (Matching Investor)
  • City of St Paul STAR Funds (Renovations)

Current Funders

  • Better Way Foundation
  • Bigelow Foundation 
  • Anonymous
  • Hiawatha Education Foundation
  • The O'Shaughnessy Foundation
  • Think Small - Pathway I Provider
  • Manitou Fund
  • Mardag Foundation 
  • Healthy Children Healthy Nation (2019 - Current)