Welcome to MKU Hillsborough

Currently Serving Ages

Infant/Toddler: 6weeks-2 years old
Pre-Primary: 2-3 years old
Primary: 3-6 years old

Hours of Operation

Monday: 6:45am-6:30pm
Tuesday: 6:45am-6:30pm
Wednesday: 6:45am-6:30pm
Thursday: 6:45am-6:30pm
Friday: 6:45am-6:30pm


Good nutrition is vital, especially for growing children. According to research associate Marc Goodman-Bryan with The Urban Child Institute, healthy eating has direct benefits for brain development and improper eating habits will harm a child’s development. Healthy eating is vital at a young age. Healthy eating is also linked to better long term health including less cavities in children with healthier eating habits as well as lower risk for chronic health issues such as obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and cancer.

Because of the importance of healthy eating, we provide a meal plan with multiple healthy options to choose from. We make it easy and convenient for your child to get healthy lunches and snacks to receive all the benefits of healthy eating. We understand that busy, working parents often find it difficult to worry about their child’s lunches and snacks and ensure they are eating healthy so we take the initiative to lessen that burden and make life just a little easier.

2019-May-Lunch – MKU Hillsborough


Home-Away-From-Home Award for Best Child Care
Live and Learn Award for Best Educational Experience


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Who We Are

ABOUT MKU Hillsborough

The Montessori Kids Universe educational approach is unique compared with
traditional child care. The MKU child-centered focus aligns with their natural ability to be explorers; preparing the child for a lifelong love of learning. MKU classrooms are carefully prepared environments; providing abundant resources for the child. DaVinci Kids; the MKU proprietary enrichment curriculum, opens the child’s mind to art, science, technology, engineering, and math. Children learn while doing; sparking creativity and natural curiosity.

Facts About MKU Hillsborough

  • Time-tested Montessori and Reggio Emilia educational approach
  • Trained and certified teachers
  • Intuitive and interactive learning environments
  • DaVinci Kids; MKU proprietary enrichment curriculum
  • STEAM; Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math
  • Low child/teacher ratios
  • Comfortable and inspiring prepared learning environments
  • Foreign Language
  • Gardening
  • Yoga
  • Music
  • Cooking
  • Social Graces and Courtesies


What Our Parents Say:

“The art curriculum is incredible! Both of my kids have attended for a week so far and I have nothing but good things to say. After one day there, my older one, who normally thinks that arts and crafts are boring, made me go to Michael’s to pick up supplies, so he can paint and make clay art. He spent hours on this, which is so unusual for him. The art teacher is very inspiring!

The school also provides hot lunches, which is a huge huge plus in my book, as I don’t have to pack it! Both of my kids have multiple food restrictions due to allergies that the school was able to accommodate. Any school or camp that does that is worth its weight in gold in my opinion – families with allergies will know what I mean!!” –Rimma

“We were coming from a bad daycare situation so I was extra critical when touring new schools. From the initial meeting to now being there for a few months the teachers, director and owner are so friendly, creative and most importantly so kind and loving with the children. I cannot explain what a great feeling it is to leave my sons at a place where I don’t have to worry about if they are being taken care of. They also offer hot lunches everyday which is a big help! The school is very clean and my sons are learning a lot each day. It is a great school and I’m very happy we found it.” -Kelly

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