Daycare is a critical experience for every child. Daycare is a time when the child is beginning to learn about the world, in earnest, and experience self-confidence as well as learn to play well with others. We consider “daycare” and “childcare” to be conceptually the same program: beginning at about 18 months and going up to the start of preschool learning. Most children are “potty trained” and our programs work – in age appropriate ways – to weave in both Montessori and STEM concepts. All children are “wired” for learning, and our staff enjoys the opportunity to make an impression in your child’s developmental journey.
- Contact us today to discuss how our daycare can be great for you and great for your child!
Our daycare program is –
- More than just Daycare: We set the foundation for a love of learning via the “Montessori Method,” where age-appropriate.
- STEM-orientation. We recognize that many Bay Area parents want their children to have a foundation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Accordingly, we weave in STEM learning in age appropriate ways. We see learning as a continuum from the earliest moments into well into adulthood.
- Convenient Hours: our Daycare hours are early and late, convenient for busy Bay Area parents. Check with the staff at your desired locations for current hours and how our procedures work.
- Convenient Locations: our Daycare programs are in Fremont, Dublin, Milpitas, and Danville. We have a new state-of-the-art campus in Centerville (Fremont). We’re convenient to I-680 and I-880, making it ideal for busy commuters.
- Step-by-step Program: our Daycare program leads easily into our best-in-class preschool and kindergarten programs, all based on Montessori techniques.
If you’re curious about the Montessori method, or just looking for the best daycare in Danville, Fremont, Milpitas, or Dublin, your first step should be a school tour. Contact our helpful staff today for a school tour by appointment or just drop by. We’re proud and excited to showcase our daycare program, long considered one of the best daycare methodologies for burgeoning youngsters.
Daycare That is More than Daycare
Unlike many Danville, Fremont, or Dublin day care programs, our Montessori programs, will allow your child to do more than just play with blocks and draw pictures. Of course, those activities are important. However, we want to focus on your child’s brain development while encouraging them to complete those activities.
We focus on many different subjects similar to ones your child will learn when they enroll in school in a year or so. Our subjects include:
- Visual Arts
- Physical Arts
- Cultural Studies
Using the Montessori method in combination with best-in-class daycare, each of our subjects allow your child to learn off of flash cards, teach them new vocabulary, play with puzzles, and learn to read. If that sounds like something you want your child to be involved in, send them to Learn And Play Montessori School!
Montessori as a Best-in-class Daycare Program for Your Child
Here at Learn and Play® Montessori School, our main goals are based on helping your child improve their cognitive, physical, social, and emotional skills. We believe that it’s important for your child to learn to work with others, but we want them to be able to learn at their own pace. Learning comes differently for many people, so we know the way things are taught shouldn’t all be the same. We want to do whatever it takes to help your child prepare for preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, high school, college, and life. If you want them to be prepared too, send them to Learn and Play® Montessori School’s Day Care! Our goal is to be not only the best daycare program in Danville, Fremont, Milpitas, and/or Dublin but also to be the best program customized to the needs of your child.
Questions and Answers on Daycare
Q. How Much Does Daycare Cost?
A. Cost is one of the most common questions that we get about our daycare programs. The costs vary with the amount of time you and your family need, and of course our rates vary over time. The best procedure is to contact our program and inquire about the program, including costs. During the school tour, you can not only see the campus, meet some of the staff and teachers, but our staff will be happy to sit down and go over costs in detailed based on a custom program for your child or children.
Q. Where is Daycare Near Me?
A. The whole “near me” search is a big one on both Google and Yelp. With campuses in Fremont, Danville, and Dublin (plus one coming soon in Milpitas), our locations are “commute friendly” and “near you.” Many Bay Area families are two-income earners, with one parent going one direction and other parent going another. Our campuses are convenient to both I-680 and I-880 as well as central Fremont, Dublin, and Danville. We’re sure that we can be time-convenient to your needs.
Q. What is Different about Montessori Daycare?
A. The Montessori method is child-centered. Maria Montessori realized that children have an “innate” desire to learn. She advocated putting the child at the center of the education project, as an active partner. This means even at the early stages such as 18 months or less than 2 years, children can be nurtured and their interior passion to learn harnessed to help them fall in love with learning. We love learning, and we love contributing to the process at these early stages.
Q. How is Potty Training Conducted under Montessori?
A. We recognize that younger children have “accidents.” Our staff is helpful and nurturing, and we consider everything a “learning opportunity.” We do not shame children. We work with them to understand their bodies and how they work. Thus, in a positive and nurturing way, we work on age-appropriate learning about their own bodies and about how they can and should interact with other children. There are no negatives in the Montessori method, only “learning opportunities!”
Daycare Factoid: Piaget and the Child
Piaget’s continued interactions with young children became part of his life-long research. After reading about a child who thought that the sun and moon followed him wherever he went, Piaget wanted to find out if all young children had a similar belief. He found that many did indeed believe this. Piaget went on to explore children’s countless “why” questions, such as, “Why is the sun round?” or “Why is grass green?” He concluded that children do not think like adults. Their thought processes have their own distinct order and special logic. Children are not “empty vessels to be filled with knowledge” (as traditional pedagogical theory had it). They are “active builders of knowledge-little scientists who construct their own theories of the world.”