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Daycare (Childcare) | Preschool | Kindergarten & After School in Hercules, California

Learn And Play® Montessori
1702 Pheasant Dr.
Hercules, CA 94547
Tel. (510) 941-0102

Preschool Childcare Center License #073409594

Book a Campus Tour | Contact us via webform | Call 510-941-0102 to learn more!

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Your child deserves a top-quality program in Hercules, California! Our Montessori-inspired program combines a fun approach to learning that unlocks the passion in every child to want to learn. We emphasize basic learning skills, including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in age-appropriate ways. Your child will love our program and so will you as a parent or guardian.Daycare, Preschool, Kindergarten in Hercules, CA

Our campus is scheduled to open in June 2024. Call (510) 941-0102 to learn more!

A Top-Rated Program and School in Hercules, California
Our Hercules campus offers best-in-class programs for children from preschool to kindergarten. We combine age-appropriate Montessori methods with a focus on STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math), to encourage a lifelong “passion for learning.” Use this page to learn more about our programs, or call us at (510) 941-0102.

  • Daycare / Childcare. We provide quality daycare in a licensed, loving environment. This helps children grow and mature, and assists busy Bay Area parents who want a secure, safe, and caring environment for their little ones.
  • Preschool. Preschool is the foundation of success in education. Accordingly, our preschool program combines Montessori methods with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to set a foundation for the child. Kids love our programs because they are fun; parents love them because they are effective.
  • Kindergarten. We are a private kindergarten that offers better hours and higher quality instruction than “free” state programs. The child learns more, and the parents have an easier time due to more flexible and extensive hours.
  • After School Programs. We also offer “after school” programs for kids in public schools. Call us today to explore costs and options.

Questions and Answers.

Q. What does the program cost?
A. Our programs are affordable, based on the amount of time needed for your child. Use the tabs above to browse costs and rates, or feel free to contact the office for up-to-date rates and tuition. Costs differ as well between daycare/childcare, preschool, kindergarten, and after-school programs.

Q. How do I enroll my child?
A. The best first step is to call the office and ask any questions. You can also sign up for a school tour, and if you’re ready, at that time we can give you the paperwork and forms to fill out. Enrollment is easy, but of course, forms are required.

Q. Is this a licensed preschool program?
A. When we open in January 2024, and begin our Montessori school’s activities, we will ensure that we hold all the necessary licenses and adhere to the regulatory standards of both the city and state. As a licensed Montessori provider, we are dedicated to not only meeting but also exceeding any state requirements as required for our unique educational approach.

Q. What is your methodology?
A. We are a “Montessori-inspired” program. This means we take the best of Montessori methodology, allowing the child to lead the learning process and instill a passion for learning. That said, we recognize that the jobs of the future will be in Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math. Thus, we focus on STEM and also incorporate strong language and multicultural aspects to our program.

Methodology. We are a Montessori-inspired program, combining the best of Montessori with a focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to foster a passion for learning. Feel free to set up a school tour or call to speak with a specialist to learn more about our educational system.
Learn More. Use the menu above to book a school tour, and explore our calendar, registration forms, tuition, and other aspects of our exciting program. Again, feel free to call or contact us for more information.

Fun Factoid about Montessori
Maria Montessori, the pioneering educator behind the Montessori method, was not only a trailblazer in the field of education but also a trailblazer in gender equality. She shattered societal norms when she became one of the first female medical doctors in Italy in the late 19th century. This achievement was particularly remarkable because, at the time, the medical profession was predominantly male-dominated. Maria Montessori’s groundbreaking career as a physician laid the foundation for her innovative approach to child education, emphasizing individualized learning and nurturing a child’s innate potential.

Fun Factoid about Hercules
Did you know that Hercules, California, got its name from a special ingredient used to make dynamite? That’s right, it was named after Hercules Powder Company, a place where they made things that go BOOM! Nowadays, Hercules is a fun, family-friendly city where kids like you can explore parks, play in playgrounds, and learn about its cool history. You might even find some interesting artifacts from the dynamite days at the local museum!

Hercules, California, has a fascinating history that dates back to its origins as a dynamite manufacturing town. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the California Powder Works, a significant explosives production facility, operated in this area. During World War II, it played a pivotal role in supporting the war effort.

To learn more about Hercules’ transformation from an explosives hub to a thriving suburban community, and its dedication to preserving its historic landmarks while embracing modern development, you can explore the city’s history through this informative links:,_California#History

We offer year-round Toddler, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten and After School programs for children ages 18 months to 6 years old at this campus designed with ample amount of space in mind, which allows children to move around freely and explore all the Montessori material. Extended windows in each preschool classroom provide a myriad of natural light to enhance the academic and developmental environment.

We know parents are busy, and many commute from cities in and around Hercules, California. Accordingly, we offer parents options to choose from various Full Time, Part time and After school Child Care and Child Development programs.

Montessori is an educational approach grounded in the belief that children learn best within an environment that respects and nurtures their individual and unique capabilities and this school provides them exactly that. Our Programs set children on a lifelong path of exploration, in a world created especially for the young mind. Our Montessori Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms in Hercules are designed to be hands-on, in addition to scaffolding children towards being independent. Children will be introduced to and advance in areas such as math facts, phonics, writing phrases in script and cursive, poetry, and the richness of expressive language, understand the concepts of earth, water, continents, and countries, and use an extensive vocabulary for botany, biology, and cultural concepts. Our calm and beautiful classrooms spaces, are prepared with careful consideration of the children’ needs and capabilities. Spanish, art, music, dance, and movement activities are integrated into the classroom curriculum ensuring a harmonious balance of learning and fun.

Our teachers provide highest quality Montessori-based childcare and day care standards in early childhood development by providing each child with new challenges and abundant amount of opportunities for exploration.  As children grow, teachers expand the classroom material to allow the children to further explore.

Our Montessori school offers an excellent preschool (daycare / childcare) program right here in Hercules as well as Kindergarten instructions. You owe it to your child to come visit one of the best preschools and private kindergartens in the area. Perhaps you don’t know about the Montessori method or perhaps you are already convinced that the best preschools use Montessori. Either way, please pre-register for a school tour as soon as the campus opens!

For More Information Call Us: (510) 941-0102 
Email Us: [email protected]
Address: 1702 Pheasant Dr., Hercules, CA 94547

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

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