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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

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Learn And Play® Montessori School Announces Expansion Plans Including Hercules California for 2024

Hercules, California – February 26, 2024. Learn And Play® Montessori School, a top-rated provider of early childhood education is proud to announce reinforced expansion plans for 2024. With the successful opening of its Sunnyvale campus behind it, the company is bolstering its plans for its next campus in Hercules, California. [Read more…] about Learn And Play® Montessori School Announces Expansion Plans Including Hercules California for 2024

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.

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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!

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Learn And Play Montessori Announces the Opening of Their Dublin Ranch Preschool, Offering Innovative Early Education Programs

Dublin, California – July 31, 2023. Learn And Play Montessori Schools, a best-in-class education company offering daycare, childcare, preschool, PreK, kindergarten and afterschool programs is proud to announce the imminent opening of their new state-of-the-art preschool facility in Dublin Ranch, located in Dublin California. [Read more…] about Learn And Play Montessori Announces the Opening of Their Dublin Ranch Preschool, Offering Innovative Early Education Programs

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.

Dive into Summer Fun: Exploring Marine Biology in Our Summer Program

Our Summer 2023 program is centered around marine biology, and we have something to offer for everyone! Whether your child is a toddler just starting daycare, or a kindergartener looking to begin their journey into learning about the world’s oceans, our exciting curriculums can provide an unforgettable experience. [Read more…] about Dive into Summer Fun: Exploring Marine Biology in Our Summer Program

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When You Need a Top Preschool in San Ramon, CA, Look ‘Next Door’

Proximity is one decision parents consider when choosing a daycare or preschool program. It may not be the top concern, but the time it takes to pack, drive and drop kids off cuts into a schedule. [Read more…] about When You Need a Top Preschool in San Ramon, CA, Look ‘Next Door’

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