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Enhancing Montessori + STEM Curriculum with Spanish Integration

At Learn And Play Montessori Schools, Spanish integration enriches our Montessori + STEM curriculum, preparing students for a multicultural, multilingual world. Through engaging activities and monthly updates, we nurture confident, culturally aware learners with the skills for success in an increasingly diverse society. In this post, we discuss some of our Spanish-language options available in our preschool programs. (We offer preschool options in Fremont, Danville, Dublin, Sunnyvale, and other communities in the San Francisco Bay Area). [Read more…] about Enhancing Montessori + STEM Curriculum with Spanish Integration

Positive Affirmations and Mindful Moments at LAPMS

Positive affirmations serve as powerful tools in shaping the mindset and behavior of young children, playing a pivotal role in their overall development. At Learn And Play® Montessori School, nestled in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area with campuses in Fremont, Danville, Hercules, and Sunnyvale, we integrate positive affirmations seamlessly into our Montessori-inspired curriculum to foster a culture of positivity and self-belief among our students. [Read more…] about Positive Affirmations and Mindful Moments at LAPMS

Spring Adventures: Fun Activities for Kids!

Hey there, young adventurers! Welcome to spring – the season of new beginnings and exciting outdoor fun! In this blog, we’re diving into four awesome activities perfect for kids during this vibrant time of year: spring cleaning, enjoying seasonal events, outdoor sports and activities, and appreciating nature. Let’s get started! [Read more…] about Spring Adventures: Fun Activities for Kids!

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

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

The Advantages of Learn And Play® Montessori Advanced Pre-K over Transitional Kindergarten in Public Schools

In the realm of early childhood education, parents often find themselves at a crossroads when deciding between different pre-kindergarten options. For those seeking an unparalleled educational experience tailored for their children, Learn And Play® Montessori Schools offer a distinguished Montessori advanced pre-K program that stands out from public school transitional kindergarten. This blog aims to explore the exclusive advantages of Montessori advanced pre-K at Learn And Play®, focusing on its innovative curriculum and state-of-the-art facilities that make it the preferred choice for parents prioritizing the best start for their children.Montessori programs in Sunnyvale [Read more…] about The Advantages of Learn And Play® Montessori Advanced Pre-K over Transitional Kindergarten in Public Schools

Unlocking the Montessori Experience: A Comprehensive Onboarding Journey

Embarking on a new journey in the realm of Montessori education can be both exciting and challenging. For teachers joining our team, the corporate office onboarding serves as a crucial initiation into the world of Montessori philosophy and practices. Many educators may enter without prior Montessori experience, making this introduction an invaluable foundation for their future classrooms.

Cultivating a Montessori Culture: The Core Purpose of Onboarding

The primary goal of our onboarding program is to immerse teachers in the unique ethos of Montessori education. Beyond a set of teaching methods, Montessori is a holistic approach that values each child’s individuality, fosters independence, and encourages a love for learning. By bringing teachers into the corporate office for training, we provide them with an opportunity to not only understand the principles but also to become acquainted with our organizational culture.Montessori program makes happy kids

Hands-On Learning: Montessori Materials and Techniques

During the onboarding process, teachers experience firsthand training with Montessori materials. These materials, carefully designed to engage children in self-directed learning, become the tools that teachers use to guide their students. This interactive experience allows educators to familiarize themselves with the materials they’ll be utilizing in their classrooms, ensuring a seamless transition from training to teaching.

Comprehensive Training: Beyond Montessori Principles

Our onboarding day is more than just an introduction to Montessori. It serves as a platform for teachers to undergo essential training sessions that are crucial for their roles. This includes mandated reporter training, pesticide training, and anti-harassment training. These sessions not only comply with legal requirements but also equip teachers with the knowledge and skills to ensure a safe and supportive learning environment.

Building State Files: Onboarding Requirements for Schools

A significant aspect of the onboarding day is the completion of requirements that contribute to the teachers‘ state files. These files, a prerequisite at our schools, encompass all necessary documentation and certifications, streamlining the administrative process and ensuring that teachers are ready to step into their classrooms with confidence.

Montessori Overview: Understanding the Foundations

To ensure a strong foundation in Montessori principles, the onboarding includes an overview covering the following key areas:

  1. What is Montessori?: A deep dive into the philosophy and principles that underpin Montessori education.
  2. Classroom Management: Strategies for creating an environment that promotes independent learning and cooperation.
  3. Behavior Management: Techniques for guiding children toward positive behaviors, fostering a harmonious classroom atmosphere.

Navigating the Learn And Play Systems: Paylocity and Employee Handbook Training

In addition to Montessori principles, our onboarding extends to the practical aspects of our organization. Teachers receive training on the systems we have in place for Learn And Play, including:

  1. Paylocity: An overview of our payroll and HR system, ensuring teachers are familiar with the tools they’ll be using.
  2. Employee Handbook: A comprehensive guide to our policies, procedures, and expectations, creating a cohesive understanding among our teaching staff.

In conclusion, our onboarding day is a pivotal step in the journey of our educators. By integrating Montessori principles with practical training and administrative requirements, we strive to equip our teachers with the knowledge, skills, and cultural awareness necessary for success in their classrooms and within our organization. Together, we nurture a community dedicated to providing the best possible educational experience for our students.

Empowering Families: Learn And Play® Embraces Child Care Subsidies for Accessible Montessori Education

At Learn And Play®, we believe that every child deserves access to quality education and care. We understand that financial considerations can be a significant factor for many families when making decisions about their child’s education. To ensure that our Montessori education remains accessible to all, we are excited to announce that we now accept childcare subsidies to support families in need. In this blog post, we’ll explore the importance of accessible education, highlight our commitment to inclusivity, and provide information on various childcare subsidy programs.

We recognize that providing quality education goes beyond the classroom. We understand that families may face financial challenges, and we are committed to breaking down barriers to ensure that every child has the opportunity to thrive in a nurturing learning environment.

To support our commitment to accessibility, we have compiled a list of childcare financial aid subsidy options that parents can explore. These programs are specifically designed to help eligible families cover the costs of childcare while also offering financial support to those seeking quality early childhood education.

It’s important to note that the eligibility for childcare subsidy is contingent upon the family’s place of residence. Each program may have specific criteria that families must meet to qualify for assistance. We encourage you to explore these programs thoroughly and reach out to the respective links provided for detailed information.

Our commitment to accessible education is unwavering. We believe that by embracing childcare subsidies, we take a step further in making our educational community inclusive and supportive for all families. If you have any questions or need assistance in exploring childcare subsidy options, our team is here to help. Together, let’s create a learning environment where every child can flourish, regardless of financial barriers.

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