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Learn and Play Montessori Welcomes Families Back to Dusterberry Campus in Central Fremont, California

Central Fremont, California – June 1, 2024. Learn And Play® Montessori School, a top-rated provider of early childhood education is proud to announce the reopening of the beloved Dusterberry Campus, formerly known as Peralta, one of the pioneering schools of Learn And Play Montessori School. [Read more…] about Learn and Play Montessori Welcomes Families Back to Dusterberry Campus in Central Fremont, California

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Learn And Play® Montessori School Announces New Information on Daycare Program with Focus on Montessori and STEM

May 22, 2024 – Fremont, California. Learn And Play® Montessori School, a top-rated provider of early childhood education in the San Francisco Bay Area, is proud to announce updates to online information on its best-in-class daycare program. The methodology integrates Montessori and STEM methodologies to provide a comprehensive learning experience for children aged 18 months to 9 years in age-appropriate ways. [Read more…] about Learn And Play® Montessori School Announces New Information on Daycare Program with Focus on Montessori and STEM

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: [Read more…] about Springtime Splendor: Free Family Adventures in the Bay Area

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

Discovering Excellence: Learn And Play® Montessori School’s Irvington Campus Unveiled

Welcome to the heart of learning and exploration at Learn And Play® Montessori School’s Irvington Campus! Nestled along the vibrant Fremont Boulevard in Irvington, Fremont, this educational haven has been a beacon of excellence for young minds, and it’s only getting better with time.

Expanding Horizons: Welcoming 18-Month to 2-Year-Olds

In a significant stride forward, our Irvington Campus proudly opened its doors to younger learners earlier this year in March. Now, children aged 18 months to 2 years can embark on their educational journey in a nurturing environment designed to stimulate curiosity and foster early development. Thus, those looking for daycare or childcare in Irvington and central Fremont have a fantastic option!

Previously catering to children aged 2 to 6 years, the expansion marks a commitment to providing a comprehensive Montessori experience right from the very start of a child’s developmental journey. Our seasoned educators are dedicated to cultivating a love for learning and instilling essential life skills in these impressionable minds.

Daycare in Irvington (Fremont) California; a teach touching her toes and the toddlers looking on with attention.

Revitalizing Spaces: A Glimpse into Our Renovated Campus

The Learn And Play® Montessori School’s Irvington Campus recently underwent a transformative makeover, setting the stage for an enriched educational environment. The campus now boasts freshly laid floors, inviting carpets, and carefully curated materials, creating an atmosphere that is not only conducive to learning but also visually inspiring.

Step into our classrooms, and you’ll find thoughtfully arranged Montessori materials that encourage hands-on exploration. Our learning spaces are designed to stimulate creativity, critical thinking, and a sense of wonder. The recent renovations have enhanced the aesthetics of the campus, ensuring that every corner reflects our commitment to providing a top-notch learning environment.

Dedicated Educators: Nurturing Young Minds with Passion

Behind every successful educational institution are passionate and dedicated educators. At Learn And Play® Montessori School’s Irvington Campus, our teachers are not just instructors; they are mentors, guides, and partners in your child’s educational journey. Their commitment to personalized learning ensures that each child receives the attention they need to thrive.

Community Engagement: Building Strong Foundations Together

Our school is more than just a place of learning; it’s a community where families come together to support the growth and development of their children. Regular events, parent-teacher interactions, and collaborative initiatives enrich the overall experience, fostering a sense of belonging among our extended Montessori family.

Enroll Today: Join the Learn And Play® Montessori School Family

As we celebrate the first year of our expanded and renovated Irvington Campus, we invite families seeking a nurturing, stimulating, and engaging early learning experience to join us. Enrollment is open, and we look forward to welcoming your child into our Learn And Play® Montessori School family.

Embark on the journey of discovery, curiosity, and growth at Learn And Play® Montessori School’s Irvington Campus – where every day is an opportunity to learn, play, and flourish.

Enriching Futures: Unleash the Potential of Your Child with Montessori After-School Programs

In today’s fast-paced world, parents are constantly seeking educational opportunities that go beyond the traditional classroom setting. Montessori education, renowned for its child-centric approach and emphasis on hands-on learning, has emerged as a beacon of holistic development. But what if we told you that the benefits of Montessori don’t have to end with the school bell? Welcome to the world of Montessori after-school programs, where learning becomes an adventure that extends beyond the regular school hours.

Why Montessori After-School Programs?Montessori program in Fremont, California.

Montessori after-school programs offer a unique blend of academic enrichment, creativity, and personal growth. They provide a nurturing environment that fosters curiosity, self-expression, and social interaction. Here are some compelling reasons to consider enrolling your child:

Montessori after-school programs offer a plethora of activities that cater to a child’s innate curiosity:

  • From yoga to music, children are encouraged to express themselves artistically, fostering creativity and imagination.
  • We also have language activities to expand vocabulary, encourage reading, and promote effective communication through storytelling, poetry, and language games.
  • The children also have the opportunity to work on their school homework through our homework club, ensuring your child’s academic needs are met.
  • Through hands-on experiments, children delve into STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), igniting a passion for discovery.

Montessori after-school programs are an investment in your child’s future – a future filled with curiosity, creativity, and a love for learning. These programs provide a nurturing environment where children can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. So, why not extend the benefits of Montessori education beyond the school day and unlock a world of growth and exploration for your child? Enroll them in a Montessori after-school program and witness the transformation firsthand.

After School Program Schedule

We have 2 available scheduled for our After School program: 11:30 AM – 6:00 PM and 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM. The schedule below is for both programs, according to the program selected.

11:30 – 12:00    Transition Time / Handwashing (Fables / Artist / Composer / Social and Emotional Learning)
12:00 – 12:30    Lunch
12:30 – 1:00      Yoga / Silent Reading / Music and Movement
1:00 – 2:30        Cultural Studies
2:30 – 2:45        Transition Time / Handwashing / Story Time
2:45 – 3:00        Snack
3:00 – 3:30        Poetry
3:30 – 4:00        STEM Enrichment Program
4:00 – 4:30        Homework Club
4:30 – 5:15        Creative and Inspirational Arts 
5:15 – 6:00        Outside playtime

Ongoing Fun Summer Program at Learn And Play Montessori Schools

Learn And Play Montessori Schools’ summer marine biology program offers children a unique opportunity to explore and learn about marine life and ecosystems during the summer months. It provides a blend of education, adventure, and fun that can captivate and engage children’s interest in marine life. It allows them to explore their passion for the ocean and learn in an immersive and enjoyable environment.

Explore our daily fun activities!

  • Marine biology puzzles offer a fun and interactive way to learn about marine life. They combine education and entertainment, making the learning process engaging and enjoyable.
  • Sandbox marine biology activities offer a hands-on approach to learning. Children can physically manipulate the sand, water, and model organisms, providing a tangible experience that enhances understanding and retention of marine biology concepts.
  • Matching cards and object activities in marine biology provide a hands-on and interactive approach to learning. They promote memory retention, cognitive skills development, vocabulary expansion, and conceptual understanding while making the learning experience enjoyable and engaging.
  • Using marine-themed counting materials, such as sea animal toys or shells, provides visual representations that aid in counting and reinforce numerical concepts. Children can physically handle objects, move them around, and place them in order, fostering fine motor skills and sensory engagement.
  • Bead stringing involves manipulating small objects, which helps improve fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Children practice grasping, threading, and manipulating beads, enhancing their dexterity and finger control.
  • Engaging in magnet fishing involves physical activity, including casting the magnet, pulling it back, and reeling in the objects. This activity can contribute to improved coordination, strength, and overall physical fitness.

What else are we doing during this summer program?

A fun under-the-sea activity that our teachers and children are working on every Thursday throughout the summer is a shoebox Ocean Habitat diorama. Each week as we learn more about ocean life, the children will create and add to their diorama

summer programs for kids in Fremont, California

Besides learning about ocean life under the sea, LAPMS parents are invited to take their children to the beach or park giving them an opportunity to clean the environment. It’s a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time together, teach important lessons, and make a positive impact on the community. Let’s make this summer memorable, filled with learning and a shared commitment to preserving our precious oceans.

We offer The Summer Program at all our locations: Centerville FremontIrvington Fremont, South FremontNiles FremontMaple FremontDublin CaliforniaDanville Californiaand Pleasant Hill California.

Building Strong Social Skills For Young Children At Learn And Play Montessori schools

At Learn And Play Montessori schools, we believe that fostering strong social skills is as important as academic development; this can be daycare / childcare, preschool, or kindergarten. We deploy age-appropriate ways and use age-appropriate methodologies. We prioritize creating a nurturing environment where young children can learn and practice essential social skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.

Practical life activities are an integral part of the Montessori curriculum. Through tasks like pouring, cleaning, and serving food, children develop essential social skills such as

grace, courtesy, and cooperation. These activities promote independence, self-control, and respect for others, laying the foundation for positive social interactions.

Grace and courtesy lessons are a fundamental part of our Montessori curriculum. Children learn and practice manners, respectful communication, and appropriate social behavior. They engage in activities that promote greeting others, expressing gratitude, and showing kindness. These lessons foster respect, empathy, and consideration for others, creating a positive social environment. We encourage parents to grace and courtesy at home as well.

Our toddler and Kindergarten programs incorporate collaborative projects and group activities that encourage teamwork, cooperation, and communication. Children work together on tasks, such as building structures, creating artwork, or solving problems, fostering a sense of shared responsibility and achievement. These experiences develop social skills, including effective communication, active listening, and the ability to work harmoniously in a group.

Developing strong social skills is crucial for young children as they navigate the world and build relationships with others.

The Magic of Montessori Material and Activities for Daycare, Preschool, and Kindergarten

Maria Montessori emphasized the use of real materials in the classroom. She believed that imagination is the natural inclination of the child; it stems from what is real. To stimulate children’s imagination, give them real objects and a real understanding of the world.

How is Montessori different from traditional preschool programs?Montessori classroom

Traditional classrooms often emphasize disembodied education and memorization with seated book learning. To the contrary, the Montessori approach embraces embodied education, the philosophy that movement and learning are tied together. Montessori learning is hands-on, experiential, and investigative.

Let’s discover the importance of Montessori materials in classrooms and their role in promoting hands-on learning, independent exploration, and cognitive development. Explore the diverse range of Montessori materials used in our classrooms and how they facilitate a holistic and engaging educational experience for children.

What materials are used in our classrooms?
Montessori materials are made from natural materials when possible: brass, wood, wicker, cotton, metal, and glass. All of these materials provide a multi-sensory experience for the child, and part of that is the visual appeal that results in a calm, prepared learning environment.

What are some common Montessori Activities?

  • Practical Life Activities: pouring, spooning, buttoning, sweeping, or watering plants. These activities promote fine motor skills, concentration, independence, and a sense of responsibility.
  • Sensorial Activities: by using Montessori Pink Tower, the Knobbed Cylinders, or the Color Tablets by allowing young children to distinguish and compare attributes such as size, shape, color, texture, weight, and sound.
  • Language Activities: by using sandpaper letters, movable alphabets, phonetic reading materials, and language games to promote language acquisition and literacy.
  • Math Activities: by using Number Rods, Golden Beads, and the Decimal System enable children to understand mathematical operations, place value, counting, sequencing, and arithmetic.
  • Cultural Activities: puzzle maps, explore nature, conduct experiments, or engage in artistic expression.
  • Fine Motor Activities: by using tweezers to transfer objects, lacing and threading activities, bead stringing, or using tongs to pick up objects.

Montessori materials are fundamental to the Montessori approach, providing children with a rich and stimulating educational environment. These purposefully designed materials support hands-on learning, sensorial development, sequential progression, independent exploration, and the cultivation of concentration. By incorporating Montessori materials into our classrooms, we create an engaging and holistic educational experience that nurtures children’s cognitive, social, and emotional growth, setting the stage for a lifelong love of learning.

Contact us today to learn about how Montessori can help your child succeed!

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