Nicole is a homeschooling mother of two girls ages 11 and 13 and has worked as a teacher for the last 7 years with preschool to middle school aged kids. She received her Montessori credentials in 2014 and has a passion for instilling a love of nature within children, as she aims to help develop stewards for our planet. Nicole implements American Sign Language in the classroom which helps children communicate while inspiring awareness of the beauty of different cultures and abilities. 

Alyssa Buswell

Alyssa has a deep love and passion for sharing the wonder and discovery of the world with young children. When her own two children were beginning preschool, she was inspired to open her own, giving way to Wildflowers School in California. Alyssa came to Oregon eight years ago bringing with her years of experience, joy, and her natural ability to connect with children.

Bree Petty

Administrator/ Assistant

Bree started her career in early childhood education at the age of 15 and began studying Montessori philosophy in 2015 when she embarked on homeschooling her three children.  Her passion for peaceful, respectful parenting, and empowering others spills over into all that she does. Providing a safe and nurturing place for children to reach their highest potential has been her life long dream. 

Assistant Teacher

Margaret Ames

Margaret brings 25+ years of Early Childhood Education experience to the Butterfly House. A certified Montessori teacher, she has spent the previous seven years studying and working with the Creating Compassionate Cultures curriculum. Educating From the Heart integrates the best tools and practices that Margaret has discovered over the course of her career.

Owner / Director
Curriculum Designer

Director/ Head Teacher

Nicole Edney

About Us

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The Butterfly House Preschool and Kindergarten is a family owned and operated school committed to empowering children to live happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives.

The Butterfly House Preschool and Kindergarten
105 W Main St
Talent, OR 97540
Phone: 541-512-2359

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