Puddletown started as a dream in the minds of Andrea Ludlow and Sam Montana Gardner. They met at a local Montessori school where Andrea was running the after-school theater program and Sam was teaching middle school. Once they realized their common goal, they began looking for a space, performed a puppet show at a local library as their first open house, and opened in September 2004 with one classroom and 20 eager children. Since then, Puddletown has grown to three mixed-age classrooms, serving 75 families with children ages three to six. We continue to grow and learn from the children and families we meet each year. We are an accredited Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) school and affiliated with the Oregon Montessori Association (OMA).