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Exciting News from our Hercules Campus: Now Accepting Future Enrollments!

We’re thrilled to announce that Hercules Campus, our state-of-the-art educational facility, is gearing up to open its doors soon in the summer of 2024! While we don’t have a set opening date just yet, preparations are in full swing, and we can’t wait to welcome our first group of students.

Explore Our Montessori + STEM Curriculum

At Hercules Campus, we believe in nurturing curious minds through a unique blend of Montessori principles and STE


M (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education. Our curriculum is designed to foster independent thinking, creativity, and a deep understanding of the world around us. We offer best-in-class childcare / daycare, preschool, kindergarten and after school programs in Hercules, California, – offerings may change, so be sure to contact our staff for a “school tour” and up-to-date information.

Why Montessori?

The Montessori method emphasizes self-directed activity, hands-on learning, and collaborative play. Children make creative choices in their learning, while the classroom and the highly trained teacher offer age-appropriate activities to guide the process. It’s an approach that encourages curiosity and instills a lifelong love of learning.

The Power of STEM

In addition to our Montessori foundation, we integrate STEM education to prepare students for the future. Our STEM curriculum engages students in innovative projects that develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork skills. We believe that this combination of Montessori and STEM creates a well-rounded, future-ready educational experience.

Schedule a Tour

We are currently offering tours of our campus, and we’d love to show you around! Tours can be self-scheduled through our website, making it easy and convenient for you to visit us and learn more about what makes Hercules Campus special.

During your tour, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Explore our modern classrooms and learning spaces
  • Meet our passionate and dedicated educators
  • Discover our innovative Montessori + STEM curriculum
  • Ask any questions you may have about enrollment and our educational philosophy

Enroll for the Future

Although our official opening date is not yet finalized, we are actively accepting future enrollments. By enrolling early, you can secure a place for your child in our inaugural class and ensure they benefit from our exceptional educational programs right from the start.

We invite you to join our community of learners and innovators. Visit our website today to schedule your tour and take the first step towards an exciting educational journey at Hercules Campus. We look forward to meeting you and your family soon!

Stay tuned for more updates as we approach our grand opening in summer 2024!


For more information and to schedule a tour, please visit our website.

Secure Your Child’s Spot Now: Fall Enrollment Open at Our Montessori + STEM School

Are you looking for the best education for your child in the Bay Area? Look no further! Our Montessori + STEM-based program offers an exceptional learning experience that prepares children for a successful future. With fall enrollment now open, parents are encouraged to sign up as early as possible to secure a spot for their child. [Read more…] about Secure Your Child’s Spot Now: Fall Enrollment Open at Our Montessori + STEM School

Newly Reopened Dusterberry Campus: Fremont’s Premier Montessori School

We’re excited to welcome you back to Dusterberry Campus, formerly known as Peralta, one of the pioneering schools of Learn And Play Montessori Schools! Situated conveniently on Dusterberry Way in Fremont, just around the corner from the DMV, our freshly renovated campus is now open and accepting enrollments for children aged 2-6 years. Dusterberry, along with our other campuses in Fremont offers best-in-class daycare (childcare), preschool, kindergarten and even after school care at some locations. We’re even offering unique summer programs for kids, right here in Fremont! [Read more…] about Newly Reopened Dusterberry Campus: Fremont’s Premier Montessori School

Celebrating a Milestone: Learn And Play® Montessori School Milpitas Campus Opens its Doors!

We are excited to share the joyous news that our Learn And Play® Montessori School family has reached a significant milestone. On September 21, 2023, our newest campus in Milpitas officially opened its doors to welcome eager young learners. This momentous occasion marks a fantastic leap forward in our journey, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to share it with our extended community of parents, students, and supporters.Interior view of office at new Montessori preschool in Milpitas, California.

The road to this day has been one filled with dedication, hard work, and an unwavering commitment to providing high-quality Montessori education. Our Milpitas campus stands as a testament to the values that have guided us since our inception – a deep respect for each child’s unique potential and a belief in the power of early education to shape bright futures.

Happy parents at open house, learning about preschool opportunities for their kids in Milpitas.

90 Tours on Our First Open House!

Before our grand opening, we hosted an Open House event on September 9, and the response from our community was overwhelming. We were delighted to welcome an astounding 90 families who came to explore our beautifully designed learning spaces, meet our passionate educators, and learn more about our Montessori philosophy.

The turnout exceeded our expectations and warmed our hearts. It was a heartwarming affirmation that our mission to provide a nurturing and enriching learning environment resonates with parents who are seeking the best for their children.

What Makes Learn And Play® Montessori Special?

At Learn And Play® Montessori, we take pride in our commitment to the Montessori philosophy, which values independence, self-motivation, and a love of learning. Our Milpitas campus embodies these principles, providing an environment where children can explore, experiment, and discover their unique interests and talents.

Our team of dedicated and experienced Montessori educators is passionate about fostering a love for learning in every child. They understand that each child is unique, and they tailor their teaching methods to suit individual needs, helping each child reach their full potential.

A New Beginning, A Bright Future

The opening of our Milpitas campus is not just a new beginning for our school but a bright future for the young minds who will embark on their educational journey with us. We are excited to see the growth, development, and achievements that will unfold in the coming months and years.Outdoor playground for preschoolers

To all our parents, students, and well-wishers, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for your support and trust in us. We look forward to partnering with you to provide an exceptional educational experience for your children.

As we continue to grow and evolve, we remain dedicated to our core values, and we invite you to join us in celebrating this momentous milestone. Together, we are shaping the future, one curious mind at a time.

Welcome to Learn And Play® Montessori School in Milpitas – where the journey of learning, discovery, and wonder begins!

Discover our Learn And Play School of Pleasant Hill, California!

Our Pleasant Hill campus is part of the Learn and Play family, a best-in-class education company offering programs in Fremont, Danville, and Dublin. We offer best-in-class daycare (childcare), preschool, and kindergarten programs as well as after-school programs, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and toddler care for kids in Pleasant Hill, ages 18 months to 9 years of age. [Read more…] about Discover our Learn And Play School of 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.

A Higher Purpose to Service after COVID and Cancer

A Higher Purpose to Service after COVID and Cancer

On a warm Spring morning in Fremont California, a new preschool was welcomed into the community. Surrounded by friends, parents, and civic leaders, Founders Kiran and Harpreet Grewal did their best to reflect on this particular achievement. “I always thought to myself, I’m always going to stay in the background and stay humble because the teachers do so much more,” said co-founder Harpreet Grewal. [Read more…] about A Higher Purpose to Service after COVID and Cancer

Avalon neighborhoods of South Fremont, Warm Springs

Learn & Play Montessori Announces Updates to Private Kindergarten Information in Fremont, Danville, and Dublin

July 21, 2022 – Danville, California. Learn and Play Montessori, a best-in-class preschool and kindergarten program in Fremont, Danville, and Dublin California, is proud to announce new content concerning private kindergarten options based on the Montessori method, including a robust schedule for open houses as summer comes to an end. [Read more…] about Learn & Play Montessori Announces Updates to Private Kindergarten Information in Fremont, Danville, and Dublin

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