Quick English lesson: “pre” means “before”, so preschool means before school, or perhaps before what some might call “big” school. It is the foundation of all learning, where a child learns certain skills such as how to sit still, how to pay attention, and most important of all, how to love to learn.
Nowhere do children learn to love learning more than at our Montessori preschool. We have no less than six of them in the East Bay, four of which are in Fremont. We have one each in Niles, Peralta, Irvington, and Maple, as well as another in Dublin and one right here in Danville, California, as well. Wherever you are in the East Bay Area we have a Montessori preschool for your child, all under the name of Learn And Play Montessori.
When you were a kid, do you remember not being able to wait to get to school tomorrow? Maybe, but probably not. How would you find it if your child couldn’t wait to get dressed, have breakfast, and go to school in the morning? That’s what our children do at Montessori because they can’t wait to learn more. They actually WANT to come to preschool, kindergarten, and so on because they enjoy themselves learning about all the exciting subjects we have for them.
All of our campuses have large and bright classrooms – mostly with extended windows in order to let in as much natural light as possible. The classrooms are packed with Montessori materials from which the children can choose.
Yes – they have a choice! They are free to roam the classroom looking at all the different choices, until they come across something which strikes a chord. When they find something that interests them, they are free to take it away, play with it, open it up, find out what it does and how it does it, or whatever else. It is the CHILD’S choice, not the teacher’s.
Do you begin to see why our children love to come to preschool? They are learning about something that they find interesting, and as such they want to learn more. This is very different from sitting in class learning Latin by chanting “amo, amas, amat, amamus, amatis, amant”. (Even when you have learned that, how often in your life do you suppose you will use it?!!).
No, our children learn because they very quickly learn to love learning, and this is something that will stand them in good stead for the rest of their lives. We encourage all parents to come over to any of our campuses and see just how well the children are doing, and the endless possibilities for your child as well.