"I'm glad I found this preschool for my 2 year old son! The teachers are very sweet and caring, and they are very understanding when it comes to toilet training. The director Robin is very hands on and approachable. I love how they have themed days corresponding to what the children are learning, they bring in a petting zoo/reptiles.. Take fieldtrips to the fire house. My son had a quite a few behavioral issues and our pediatrician was worried that he may have some autistic qualities.. Ever since my son has been here, he is learning to follow directions, take turns, share and best of all his speech has really taken off. He loves coming to school and in fact, never even cried on the first day! They provide a hot breakfast in the morning included in the tuition and snacks regularly throughout the day. The building is one giant room subdivided into smaller classrooms that flow into each other, but I like that, since this is preschool and not elementary school.. The school provides regular written assesments on your child's progress in class and they also conduct a gross motor assesment out in the playground."
"L&P Maple has been a wonderful choice for our 3 yr old. He has been going since 18 mos and has had tremendous growth in every aspect of learning from motor skills to cognitive skills, social skills and much more. The teachers try their best to ensure each child is on track with age appropriate skills. He has made many friends and will miss L&P so much. Ms. Apple & Ms. Anuprita are not only his teachers but loving caregivers who we as parents adore, and our son loves. They made our son feel included and cared for each and every day. Thank you so much L& for everything. You have an amazing facility."
"Choosing Learn and Play for my daughter has been one of the best decisions that I have made. Before signing my daughter up for this school, we shopped around to find the best environment for our little one. My daughter has been attending this school for about two years and I have seen such positive growth and development since she has started. She has been with Miss Ranya since she started and is doing great! I absolutely adore Miss Ranya and wish that I can have her teach my daughter until she goes off to college :). Miss Ranya's loving and nurturing personality truly shows. She also continues to celebrate the success of her students. Learn and Play provides a great balance of education and fun."
"L&P Maple has been our children's home away from home going on 2+ years for our son and daughter. Our son graduated out of the Kindergarten program while our daughter is currently in pre-K, but soon to transition out to attend the same school as her brother. We have nothing but wonderful things to say about L&P Maple. Our children have flourished under their teachers, who are extremely dedicated and supportive of the students. The mixed-age, Montessori based final classroom (for the oldest set of kids) helped prepare both our children on several facets of practical learning, and we see the difference as they have (or are) transitioned out. We have gone through two sets of directors, and both have been fantastic, hard-working, and diligent on the management and running of the campus. Lastly, the administrative staff is very attentive - as parents we stay in touch with the administrative staff via email constantly. Also, we have seen a steady improvement in the overall safety of the campus, which is important to parents when comparing other locations / centers. So, the glowing appreciation of the teachers, staff, and administrators notwithstanding, our only recommendation to the L&P ownership is to invest the money in the empty plot of land next door to the Maple site and expand the campus to make this a premiere facility - give our kids some "room to grow". For anyone considering L&P Maple, we would highly recommend it based on our experience. To the director(s), teachers, and staff - thank you for a great two plus years of helping our kids blossom, and we wish all of you nothing but the best in the future."
"My daughter has been going to Learn & Play Montessori Maple for six months now and she LOVES it. We started her out on the morning program three days/week. Within two months, she wanted to stay longer so she could eat lunch with her friends. So we increased her to the half day program five days/week. Then a month later to full time. She absolutely adores all of her teachers, the jobs, & art projects. I think having the extra curricular activities on site in the afternoon has made the long days more fun for her. She has a blast in ABC Music, Kinderdance and Tuff Tumblers - all offered at the school for an extra fee. Her teachers are very caring and attentive. There are usually three - four teachers for her class so there are eyes everywhere. One teacher can take care of a child who needs extra help while the others make sure the class continues smoothly. I've seen such a transformation in my 3 1/2 year old daughter. She was more timid before, didn't talk a whole lot and took a while to warm up. But since being at Learn & Play, she has blossomed into a more assertive and independent child. The life skills she has learned at school always amaze me... she comes home knowing how to cut with scissors or a knife (with help), pours liquids, straightens up after herself, etc. Of course, she is a sponge for the academics, too. While on Christmas break, she was asking me to do worksheets and jobs! I can't say enough good things about this school. I know in my heart I made the right decision for my child by sending her to Learn & Play Montessori Maple."
"My 3 year old son has been attending Learn and Play for over a year, and he loves it!! He can be a little shy and was a little behind with speaking, but attending Learn and Play has done wonders for his social skills as well as his language development. All the teachers we've had the pleasure of working with have been amazing! The structure is something my very active toddler needs and it's so amazing to see how well behaved he is there and all the many things he is learning. There is no doubt he is thriving at Learn and Play Montessori, and we are so glad we made the decision to have him attend. This isn't something we had to do, we don't necessarily need child care, but we felt it was very important for our son. Thank you Ms. Nalina, Ms. Apple, Ms. Cynthia, Ms. Helen and Ms. Jenna, you are great at what you do!!!!!"
"My son went to Learn and Play Montessori at Maple for more than 2 years and all of us greatly appreciate the facilities of this school. The teachers are amazing, always smiling and interacting with the students and their parents, the school premises are well secured and my son learned a lot from going to this school. Before attending L&P he went to a different day care center and we decided to move him here because of the reviews we saw about L&P. We never got a chance to regret our decision, he had plenty of fun time learning, playing and doing extracurricular activities and always happily talked about things going on in the school. It was a pleasant experience for us and we will miss this school a lot. Special kudos to Ms. Priyani, Ms. Aruna and Ms. Ranya for their role as a teacher and going beyond to always encourage the students and engage them in their learning activities. I hope we get teachers like them at the Public school that my son will be attending soon."
"Before choosing L&P, I toured at least 10 preschools. I even made a table on a spreadsheet for comparisons. Choosing a preschool where I send my child for 11 hours a day, 5 days a week, is a big decision for me. And I am very glad that I picked this preschool. I had to wait 1 month, but it was all worth it.
They provide early childcare & breakfast (before 8 AM), lunch and snacks. They have a very clean facility, good balanced academic programs and other extra-activities (for additional fee). Kids are allowed to learn at their own pace, which is a big thing because my daughter started almost the end of school-year. After going to a home-daycare for 2.5 years, my daughter was ready for more learning experiences at her own pace.
I didn't have a lot of opportunity to see my daughter's first teacher except one time during our tour. Fortunately, I can meet her second teacher every morning when she moved to her next class. My daughter loves Ms. Ranya. When we come in the morning, she always greets us and shake her hands. Few times (when she was not too sleepy), my daughter would run and hug her. Ms. Ranya's name came up whenever she was telling stories about her school. The early-childcare teacher (I forgot her name) is also very kind and understanding.
I also like the director, Ms. Kshama. She seemed to be on top of everything. During our first month, she always updated me/my husband on my daughter's progress. Which is a big plus. I'm very impressed with her and her teachers at this school."
"My 5 year old daughter has been in this school for two years. She loves this school so much. She is very happy to go to school every morning.
The teachers and staffs are very professional and friendly. The facility is safe and clean. I will definitely recommend this preschool to my friends."