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Join the Fun at Learn And Play Montessori School This Fall: Your Premier Preschool Adventure!

As the crisp autumn air heralds the arrival of fall, it’s the perfect time to consider the next step in your child’s educational journey. At Learn And Play Montessori School, we pride ourselves on offering a top-notch preschool program that seamlessly integrates STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) with the Montessori method. Enrolling your child in our school this fall ensures they receive a holistic, engaging, and enriching early childhood education.

Why Choose Learn And Play Montessori School?

At Learn And Play Montessori School, we understand the critical importance of the early years in a child’s development. Our preschool program is meticulously designed to foster a love of learning, encourage curiosity, and build a strong foundation for future academic success. Here’s what sets us apart:

1. Montessori Method

The Montessori approach is at the heart of our preschool program. This child-centered educational philosophy encourages self-directed learning and hands-on exploration. Our classrooms are carefully prepared environments where children are free to choose activities that interest them, promoting independence and confidence. Teachers act as guides, offering individualized instruction that caters to each child’s unique learning pace and style.

2. STEM IntegrationA child working on a 'job,' as part of the Montessori plus STEM program in Fremont, California, and Sunnyvale, California.

In today’s rapidly evolving world, a solid grounding in STEM subjects is more important than ever. At Learn And Play Montessori School, we integrate STEM learning into our curriculum from an early age. Through engaging activities and projects, children explore basic concepts of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in a fun and accessible way. This not only prepares them for future academic pursuits but also nurtures critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and creativity.

3. Experienced and Caring Educators

Our dedicated team of educators is passionate about early childhood education. Each teacher is not only highly qualified but also trained in both the Montessori method and STEM integration. They create a nurturing and stimulating environment where every child feels valued and supported.

4. Comprehensive Curriculum

Our curriculum goes beyond traditional academics. We offer a well-rounded program that includes art, music, physical education, and practical life skills. This ensures that children develop holistically, gaining not only intellectual growth but also social, emotional, and physical development.

5. State-of-the-Art Facilities

Our campuses are equipped with modern facilities designed to enhance learning. Spacious classrooms, outdoor play areas, and specialized learning zones provide children with a variety of environments to explore and learn. Our resources and materials are carefully selected to inspire curiosity and discovery. We have multiple campuses throughout the Bay Area – from Centerville in Fremont to Irvington in Fremont to Dublin to Sunnyvale. Contact our staff for a “campus tour” and we can figure out which campus will work best for your child and family!

The Benefits of Enrolling in Fall

Enrolling your child at Learn And Play Montessori School in the fall brings numerous benefits:

  • Seamless Transition: Starting in the fall allows your child to begin their educational journey alongside their peers, creating a sense of belonging and community from day one.
  • Optimal Learning Schedule: Our fall enrollment aligns with the academic year, ensuring your child experiences a structured yet flexible learning environment.
  • Preparation for the Future: Early exposure to STEM concepts and Montessori principles sets a strong foundation for lifelong learning and success.

Join Our Learn And Play Montessori Family

Choosing the right preschool is a significant decision for any parent. At Learn And Play Montessori School, we are committed to providing an exceptional educational experience that nurtures your child’s potential and sets them on a path to success. Our unique blend of the Montessori method and STEM integration ensures a well-rounded, engaging, and enriching preschool experience.

This fall, give your child the gift of a top-notch education. Enroll at Learn And Play Montessori School and watch them thrive in a supportive, dynamic, and inspiring environment. For more information or to schedule a tour, visit our website or contact us directly. We look forward to welcoming you and your child to our Learn And Play Montessori family!

 

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

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

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

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.

Preparing Your Child for Montessori: A Parent’s Guide

The decision to send your child to a Montessori school is important, and the transition from being at home to attending a Montessori school is a significant milestone for both you and your child. Our Montessori school programs run currently in Fremont, Danville, Dublin, and Milpitas. The Montessori method of education is known for its unique approach to fostering independence, creativity, and a love of learning in children. To help ease this transition, we’ll explore some valuable tips for parents and what to expect during the first few weeks of Montessori school.

Prepare Your Child Emotionally. Emotional readiness is crucial for a smooth transition. Start by discussing the upcoming change with your child. Explain why they’ll be going to school and the exciting experiences they will have. Encourage their curiosity and enthusiasm, reassuring them that school is a fun place to learn and make new friends.

Brochure supporting a Montessori school in Fremont, California.

Familiarize Your Child with Montessori Principles. Montessori schools have a unique philosophy focusing on child-centered learning, freedom within limits, and mixed-age classrooms. Introducing your child to these principles before their first day is a good idea. You can read books or watch videos about Maria Montessori’s ideas, which will help your child understand the learning environment.

Tour the School Together. Before the first day of school, arrange a tour of the Montessori classroom with your child. This will help them become comfortable with the physical environment, the materials, and the teachers. You can also introduce your child to some of the other students to make them feel welcome.

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Establish Routines. Montessori schools emphasize independence, and it’s helpful for children to have a structured routine at home. Encourage your child to dress themselves, tidy up after activities, and take care of their personal belongings. These skills will make the transition to the Montessori classroom smoother.

Encourage Grace and Courtesy: Beyond academic development, Montessori education places a strong emphasis on cultivating grace and courtesy. Introduce your child to the values of respect, kindness, and consideration for others. Emphasize the importance of polite interactions and the joy that comes from being part of a supportive and respectful community. By instilling these social skills early on, your child will seamlessly integrate into the Montessori environment, fostering positive relationships with peers and teachers alike. Incorporating grace and courtesy into their daily routines at home will further nurture these essential qualities, contributing to a well-rounded and emotionally intelligent educational experience.

Build Confidence. In the Montessori environment, children are encouraged to make choices and decisions. Help your child build their confidence by letting them make age-appropriate choices at home, such as selecting their clothing or deciding what snacks to eat. This will prepare them for the independence they’ll experience at school.

Transitioning from home to a Montessori school can be an exciting journey for both parents and children. By preparing your child emotionally, introducing them to Montessori principles, and building their confidence and independence, you can help them adapt to this enriching learning environment. During the first few weeks, embrace the unique aspects of Montessori education, including mixed-age classrooms and individualized learning, and maintain open communication with your child’s teachers. With patience and support, your child is on their way to a fulfilling and transformative Montessori experience.

Montessori + STEM Experiments & How to Enhance Learning at Home

Montessori education and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) are powerful tools for nurturing children’s curiosity, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities. When these two educational philosophies intersect, children experience a dynamic learning environment that ignites their passion for discovery. In this blog, we’ll explore the benefits of Montessori + STEM education and provide a collection of exciting at-home STEM activities to complement your child’s school experience. To learn more about our STEM curriculum, you can take a tour of any of our schools.

At-Home STEM Activities to Enhance the Montessori + STEM Experience

  1. Weather Watchers: Create a weather journal to record daily observations. Discuss temperature, humidity, and precipitation. Over time, your child will notice patterns and gain a deeper understanding of weather.
  2. Seed Growth Experiment: Plant seeds in different conditions – some with lots of water, some with minimal water, and some in different soil types. Observe and discuss how each condition affects seed growth.
  3. Simple Machines at Home: Explore simple machines using household objects. For example, construct a pulley system using a rope, a chair, and a bucket to learn about mechanical advantage.
  4. Nature Scavenger Hunt: Organize a nature scavenger hunt, encouraging your child to observe and collect different items from the natural world. Discuss the characteristics and functions of these objects.
  5. Invent with Recyclables: Provide your child with a collection of recyclable materials, and challenge them to invent a useful or creative item. Discuss the engineering principles involved.

Enhancing Montessori + STEM at HomeMontessori plus STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math)

  • Encourage your child’s questions and curiosity. Emphasize that it’s okay not to have all the answers – part of the STEM process is exploring the unknown.
  • Create a dedicated STEM workspace at home. This can be a corner of a room or a table stocked with supplies for experiments and projects.
  • Keep a science journal. Encourage your child to record their observations, hypotheses, and the results of their experiments.
  • Foster critical thinking by discussing everyday STEM-related challenges and problem-solving together.

Montessori + STEM at home creates an environment that extends your child’s learning beyond the classroom, fueling their passion for exploration, discovery, and problem-solving. These experiences help children build a strong foundation in STEM and develop skills that will serve them well throughout their lives.

 

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!

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

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

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