Our family loves Learn & Play Irvington, and we highly recommend it. When I was selecting a Montessori school three years ago, I visited many locations (even all the Learn & Play locations) and we selected the Peralta location because of the staff. When we learned that the principal, Ms. Yvonne, was leaving to open Learn & Play Irvington, we knew we had to "follow the leader."
Ms. Yvonne is the perfect blend of what a principal should be -- she's firm, but kind and nurturing. She knows every parent's name, every grandparent's name -- how she manages to keep track of everyone is beyond me, but she does so with grace.
All the teachers are lovely, I have nothing bad to say about the school that Ms. Yvonne runs. You know a school is great when your child looks forward to going, and doesn't want to leave.
Academically, I couldn't be happier. I'm amazed at how much my daughter has learned at such a young age.
We're going to keep our child there through kindergarten, and wish we could stay longer.
My daughter started here in September, 2015. We love the campus, the teachers and the staff. The front desk staff is very helpful and nice. My daughter's class teachers, Ms. Tracy, Ms. Kalra and Ms. Phung are awesome. My 2.5 year loves to talk about them. They are very caring and loving and makes my daughter very comfortable in the school. Their curriculum and teaching helps my preschooler to learn orderliness. I like it that they are not very rigid and keep play (at this age) as primary focus. They do lots of arts and crafts, outdoor play, singing and dancing.
I have visited at least 10 Montessori schools in the past year in and this school is BEAUTIFUL! The staff is excellent under the amazing guidance of the Director/Principal Ms Yvonne. The classrooms, activities, play area, food and state of the art safety measures are stellar. The children are HAPPY!! i highly recommend the Irvington - Learn and Play Montessori school!
It's a very good school. Teachers are professional, kind and supporting. I love their interesting and challenging projects for kids. and I want to mention extremely clean rooms & bathrooms.
Very good school.Spacious class rooms,good play areas.They really care for the kids.All the teachers are awesome.I can see a lot of difference in the way how my son is being groomed....I will definetly recommend this school
My daughter started at Learn & Play, at the Irvington location when it first opened in March, 2015. She was one of the first child to walk in the door. We checked out the other Learn & Play but chose Irvington because it was closer to home & easier for me & her dad to do drop off and pick ups, since I was pregnant at that time. It took her a couple of months to adjust. Big thanks to the teachers because they were so welcoming & made her comfortable. The classroom size was perfect for her too. Her teachers are great. She have learned a lot since her first day. It's like she is a whole different person. :) She loves to tell me what she learned in school and about her teachers. My daughter use to be a really shy child but since she has been at Learn and Play, she is such a social butterfly now. Listening to her talk about her day at school, is like I have been there the whole day too. If she is happy, then I am happy. I love that she is learning so much. I love her teachers as well. I just recently gave birth to my third child and I'll definitely be enrolling her to this school when she's at the right age.
The front desk staff is very helpful. I didn't feel like I was rushed out the door because they took the time to answer every questions & concerns that I had, and I had a lot. They even took the time to make me feel comfortable and checked on me even after I dropped her off, of course they told me how she was doing too. :) Anything that happened to her, like if she has an accident in the play ground or inside the classroom, the school is very good at calling me to inform me what happened.
Ms. Yvonne is the Director at this school. She runs her school very well. Sometimes she is the person on the other line calling you about your child. It's a great feeling to know that the director cares for your child as much as you do. She always makes herself available to the parents. She is the first & the last person you see when you drop & pick up your child. She always knows all the children name & parents name too. I love her welcoming attitude, especially in the mornings. :)