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Unveiling the Future of Commerce: Learn And Play® and the ICSC@Monterey 2024


From March 25th to 27th, 2024, the Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, CA, buzzed with energy as industry leaders, innovators, and changemakers convened for ICSC@Monterey. Organized by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), this event aimed to explore the future of commerce and its impact on communities. [Read more…] about Unveiling the Future of Commerce: Learn And Play® and the ICSC@Monterey 2024

The Future of Retail and Community: Lessons from an Entrepreneurial Gathering

This blog is Jenny Mackie (the Director of Acquisitions, Strategy & Growth at LAPMS)’s takeaways in terms of the Future of Retail and Community from the ICSC@Monterey 2024 event.

In a world where community connections are more vital than ever, the landscape of retail and city planning is rapidly evolving. As I reflect on a recent gathering of entrepreneurs, innovators, and retail giants, several key takeaways emerge that signal a profound shift in how we approach business and community development. [Read more…] about The Future of Retail and Community: Lessons from an Entrepreneurial Gathering

Springtime Splendor: Free Family Adventures in the Bay Area

As the vibrant colors of spring paint the world anew, it’s the perfect time to embark on exciting adventures with your little ones. At Learn And Play® Montessori School, we believe in fostering a love for exploration and discovery both inside and outside the classroom. To enroll into our programs (such as preschool or daycare), please contact us at (510) 916-1600 or email us at [email protected]. After you’ve enrolled in our programs for educational excellence, take advantage of these enriching experiences:

  1. Explore Coyote Hills Regional Park (Fremont) Embark on a nature walk through Coyote Hills Regional Park, where you can explore marshlands, hike scenic trails, and even visit an interpretive center to learn about the area’s natural history.Coyote Hills Regional Park | East Bay Parks
  2. Visit Ardenwood Historic Farm (Fremont) Step back in time at Ardenwood Historic Farm, where families can experience farm life from the 19th century. Explore the historic Patterson House, take a tractor ride, and meet the farm animals.
  3. Play at Alameda Creek Regional Trail (Union City) Enjoy outdoor recreation along the Alameda Creek Regional Trail, perfect for biking, walking, or picnicking alongside the scenic Alameda Creek.
  4. Roam Around Emma Prusch Farm Park (San Jose) Discover urban farming at Emma Prusch Farm Park, where children can see farm animals, explore community gardens, and enjoy spacious green areas for play.
  5. Stroll Through Guadalupe River Park (San Jose) Take a leisurely stroll or bike ride through Guadalupe River Park, a picturesque urban oasis featuring gardens, playgrounds, and scenic views of the river.
  6. Explore Baylands Park (Sunnyvale) Spend a day exploring Baylands Park, where families can enjoy nature walks, birdwatching, and picnicking amidst the scenic wetlands of the South Bay.Dublin Heritage Park & Museums - Visit Tri-Valley
  7. Discover Shoreline Lake Park (Mountain View) Head to Shoreline Lake Park for a variety of outdoor activities, including walking trails, paddle boating on the lake, and enjoying scenic picnics with views of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
  8. Play at Dublin Heritage Park & Museums (Dublin) Explore Dublin Heritage Park & Museums, featuring historic buildings, gardens, and interactive exhibits that offer a glimpse into the area’s past.
  9. Hike Las Trampas Regional Wilderness (Danville) Lace up your hiking boots and explore the rugged beauty of Las Trampas Regional Wilderness, offering challenging trails and breathtaking views of the East Bay hills.
  10. Visit Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center (Pleasant Hill) Dive into local history at Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center, where families can explore historic buildings, gardens, and participate in hands-on activities.

These additional activities offer even more opportunities for family fun and exploration throughout the Bay Area. Whether you’re discovering local history, exploring nature trails, or simply enjoying a day outdoors, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in these vibrant communities.

Spring is a season of growth, exploration, and boundless possibilities. Let’s seize the moment and embark on memorable adventures together. After enjoying these delightful free activities, we invite you to experience the Learn And Play® Montessori difference firsthand. Enroll your child today for a transformative educational journey filled with curiosity, creativity, and lifelong learning. Contact us at (510) 916-1600 or email [email protected] to begin your child’s educational excellence with us. Happy exploring!

New Local Listing for Sunnyvale Daycare

Learn And Play® Montessori School Announces New Local Listing for Sunnyvale Daycare, Preschool, and Kindergarten Interests

Hercules, California – April 2, 2024. Learn And Play® Montessori School, a top-rated provider of early childhood education is proud to announce a new online listing for its Sunnyvale, California, school focused on daycare, preschool, and childcare. The new ‘Google My Business’ listing helps Sunnyvale parents and guardians to find a top quality early education program near them. [Read more…] about Learn And Play® Montessori School Announces New Local Listing for Sunnyvale Daycare, Preschool, and Kindergarten Interests

launch of the new program in Hercules, California

Learn And Play® Montessori School Announces Updated Hercules Page for Daycare, Preschool, and Kindergarten

Hercules, California – April 2, 2024. Learn And Play® Montessori School, a top-rated provider of early childhood education is proud to announce new online information for its forthcoming Hercules campus. With the successful opening of its Sunnyvale campus behind it, the company is upgrading the online information as it plans its new campus in Hercules. [Read more…] about Learn And Play® Montessori School Announces Updated Hercules Page for Daycare, Preschool, and Kindergarten

Opening a Montessori + STEM Preschool in Hercules, California

Opening a Montessori + STEM Preschool in Hercules, California

In the vibrant community of Hercules, California, a new chapter in early childhood education is about to unfold with the establishment of Learn And Play Montessori School. We are expecting to be open and welcoming children in April 2024!

Our Hercules campus is located at 1702 Pheasant Drive, Hercules, CA 94547.

Hercules, California, and the home of the new Learn and Play Montessori preschool

Learn And Play Montessori School offers best-in-class programs for children from 18 months to 9 years. We offer daycare, childcare, preschool, Pre-K, Kindergarten, and after-school programs
Visit our website – www. for more information. We combine age-appropriate Montessori methods with a focus on STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math), so as to encourage a lifelong “passion for learning.”

Our vision for the Montessori preschool in Hercules is to create a space where children can flourish as curious, self-directed learners. By offering a unique blend of academic and practical experiences, we strive to instill a strong foundation for critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity. Our commitment extends beyond academics to encompass the development of character, empathy, and a deep respect for diversity.

Learn And Play Montessori School in Hercules is committed to becoming an integral part of the local community. It represents a significant step towards redefining early childhood education in the region. With a focus on fostering independence, curiosity, and a love for learning, our preschool aims to provide a solid foundation for the future success of every child. We invite families in Hercules and the surrounding areas to join us on this exciting educational journey, as we strive to create a nurturing and empowering environment for the next generation.

What Parents Need to Know About Joining Our Montessori School in Hercules, CA

Are you considering enrolling your child in a preschool in Hercules, CA? We’re thrilled to introduce you to our Montessori + STEM preschool, transitional kindergarten, and kindergarten school, where we’re dedicated to providing a nurturing and enriching educational experience for young learners. As you embark on this exciting journey with us, we understand that you may have questions about the enrollment process and what to expect. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you navigate the enrollment essentials and make informed decisions for your child’s education.

Three kids excited about the upcoming preschool program in Hercules, California!

  1. Program Overview: Our Montessori + STEM program nurtures children aged 2 to 6, preparing them for academic and lifelong success.
  2. Visit Us: Schedule a tour to see our classrooms, meet our educators, and learn more about our curriculum.  We are currently scheduled to do tours in April 2024. Please contact our enrollment team at (510) 916-1600 for updates.
  3. Application Process: Once you have completed a tour, you can fill out an application form, and secure your child’s spot by paying the application fee.
  4. Enrollment Options: We offer flexible full-time and part-time enrollment options to suit your family’s needs.
  5. Tuition and Fees: Explore our competitive tuition rates and inquire about financial assistance options.
  6. Parent Orientation: Attend our orientation session to understand our policies, learn more about our school and speak with our director.
  7. Enrollment Packet Documents: Make sure to provide necessary documents required in the enrollment packet like physician’s report and immunization records.
  8. Stay Connected: Expect regular updates and opportunities for communication about your child’s progress and upcoming events.

As you embark on this journey of enrolling your child in our preschool in Hercules, CA, we’re here to support you every step of the way. We’re committed to providing a nurturing, engaging, and enriching educational experience that lays the foundation for a lifetime of learning and success. We look forward to welcoming your family into our community and partnering with you in your child’s educational journey. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our enrollment process, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We can’t wait to meet you and your child!

The Vision Behind Our Montessori + STEM Approach in Hercules, CA: What Sets Us Apart

Welcome to our inaugural blog post, where we’re thrilled to share the unique vision behind our Montessori + STEM approach here in Hercules, CA. As we embark on this exciting journey of opening our doors to young learners and their families, we believe it’s essential to outline what makes our educational philosophy stand out in the vibrant community of Hercules.

At our Montessori + STEM preschool, we blend the renowned principles of Montessori education with the innovative practices of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) to create a dynamic learning environment that nurtures young minds and fosters a lifelong love for learning. But what exactly sets us apart? Let’s delve into our distinctive vision:

Child doing a Montessori 'job' in Hercules, California

  1. Holistic Approach: We believe in educating the whole child—mind, body, and spirit—by integrating Montessori principles with STEM education.
  2. Experiential Learning: Through hands-on activities and real-world projects, children develop critical thinking skills and a deep understanding of STEM concepts.
  3. Child-Led Exploration: Our classrooms encourage self-directed learning, allowing children to discover their passions and strengths.
  4. Integrated Curriculum: We seamlessly blend Montessori and STEM to create a cohesive curriculum that fosters interdisciplinary connections.
  5. Family Engagement: We involve parents to create a supportive network that enriches the educational experience for all.

A Program for the Learning of a Lifetime

In essence, our Montessori + STEM approach in Hercules, CA, is about empowering children to become lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and compassionate global citizens. We believe that by providing a nurturing environment where curiosity is encouraged, challenges are embraced, and every child is valued, we can inspire the next generation of innovators, problem solvers, and leaders.

As we embark on this journey together, we invite you to join us in shaping the future of education and empowering young minds to reach their full potential. Stay tuned for more insights, stories, and updates as we continue to bring our vision to life here in Hercules, CA. Thank you for being a part of our community!

Learn And Play’s Comprehensive Guide to Childcare Financial Aid

At Learn And Play® Montessori School, we are passionate about providing quality education and care for every child, recognizing that financial considerations can be a significant hurdle for many families. We are committed to making our Montessori program accessible to all, and to support this mission, we have diligently researched and partnered with various subsidy programs in the Bay Area. Our website features a dedicated tab that serves as a comprehensive guide to the different financial aid options available for parents seeking affordable childcare. [Read more…] about Learn And Play’s Comprehensive Guide to Childcare Financial Aid

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