We enrolled my now 3 year old grandson last year, when he was just 2 years old. Now, I will admit, that he is not the average child, which made this decision even more important. My grandson was already reading at nearly a first grade level, could correctly identify all 50 states, at least 10 different shapes, all of his colors and then some, At this point, he is now reading at a first grade to second grade level at age three. My daughter began searching for a Montessori school. because, needless to say, he was so far beyond traditional day care and pre-school, that he needed an environment where he could continue to learn at his own pace without the restrictions of a ""traditional"" classroom.
While visiting and researching Montessori schools, she quickly learned that they are not all created equal, and do not, necessarily, all share identical ideas on how they treat their students.
She and I were both very impressed with not only the cleanliness of Village Montessori, but their compassionate approach to the children, recognizing that some kiddos may need the ""support and reassurance"" of Mom's presence as a transition their first few days. No other school would allow for this, and that said alot to us.
The teachers at VM are dedicated to helping your child grow not only in an ""educational"" sense, but, they have been extremely competent in guiding my grandson into becoming proficient at self-motivation and self-care skills, which he proudly displays at home. When we first started him at VM, he was a frustrated and bored little guy who was driving us crazy. Now, he had always been an extremely endearing and funny little guy who was very easy going, and we were anxious to see that part of him fully functioning again! To our delight, my grandson has blossomed even further since attending VM. He is an outgoing and confident little guy who is eager to go to school each day, as VM makes every day an adventure in learning and self-discovery.
If your are considering a Montessori School for your child, please, take a look at this school!! You won't be sorry you did!!!