Our Mission:


Based in Tucker County, West Virginia, the Mountain Laurel Learning Cooperative is a non-profit educational organization that aims to inspire children to become joyful, life-long scholars and engaged, compassionate citizens in their community.


Who are we?

We are a learning cooperative made up of parents, grandparents, educators, and community members who care about learning opportunities for youth in our community. We started as a small playgroup that evolved into a parent-led toddler program and eventually became the Mountain Laurel Learning Cooperative (MLLC), a non-profit educational organization.


What parents are saying

“MLLC is an education for our whole family — it has fueled our family’s love of learning and set the stage for ongoing discovery in our home, as well as when our son is in the classroom.”

— Sarah Hunt, MLLC parent


Our programs

The Cooperative's flagship program is the Montessori Learning Center - a child care center licensed by the WV DHHR. The Primary Program provides a structured learning environment for children ages 3 to 6. The Elementary Program provides a Montessori-based curriculum that supplements the educational activities of home-schooled students aged 6 - 12. Other programs include the “Lil Laurels” Learn & Work group for children three years old and younger, as well as the Kids’ Community Garden and summer camps. Click below to learn more.


Get involved

Mountain Laurel Learning Cooperative relies upon generous donations from the community and from everyone who wants to invest in the future of our programs. Your donations are entirely tax-deductible and greatly appreciated! If you have time to donate, please contact us directly to discuss volunteer opportunities.


About Montessori

The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood. Dr. Montessori’s method has been time tested, with over 100 years of success in diverse cultures throughout the world.