Many parents in Dublin are affluent “dual income” homes, where Mom isn’t exactly at home baking the cookies. They obviously want the best preschool for their child, but both have to work. This is why they will often choose Learn And Play Montessori as it is the best of the Dublin Montessori preschools. We take children from the age of two to the age of six and we are situated in Silvergate Drive which is just off the I-580. We are ideal for working parents because we open at 7.00 am and we stay open until 6.30 pm, so whatever your working hours are we are convenient, unlike the public schools. Furthermore, we are open all year round: we don’t close for weeks on end in the summer, which is another reason why we are regarded as the best of the Dublin Montessori preschools.
We have five large and airy classrooms in the campus, and they have extended windows so that they get the maximum natural light. They are filled with top quality sequenced Montessori materials from which each child can pick and choose whatever catches his or her eye. This is part of the beauty of the Montessori method because it means that each child starts to learn about something which he finds of interest, rather than sitting listening to a teacher talking. In addition, the child learns by using all his five senses, not just by listening. He learns by doing.
No Competition: A Better Learning Environment for Your Preschooler
Another big advantage of the Montessori method is that there is no element of competition. Most of the children are doing something different from the next child anyway. There is no rush to be the “best” and no pressure is felt by children who are slower learners. Some children simply learn faster than others, so each child learns at his own rate. What our teachers do is to keep an eye on what the child is doing, and then when the time is right, they will introduce him to some further materials.
Our Dublin campus has a large playground close to the back of the school which is fully secure and gated and where the children can play outdoors and learn about nature. Our children learn not only by exploring Montessori materials, but by interacting with others in the class and learning respect for others. Indeed, the older children in class will often help out the younger ones if they are having a problem getting to grips with something.
If you are looking for the best of the Dublin Montessori preschools, we invite you to come over to 11900 Silvergate Drive and have a look at the school and how well our children are progressing for yourself.