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 has been with Learn and Play, Irvington since 2015, and she has enjoyed her time at school. The teachers are very professional, polite and caring. They put great effort at underatanding the kids as well as guiding parents wherever needed. Our experience with all directors has been nice. Front desk teachers are welcoming, polite and take great care of communicating with parents. Any specific requests have been appropriately handled. Pre-K syllabus is very good and taught very well. Love their annual events.
We had tried a couple of other Montessori before enrolling our daughter in this one. Right from the day of the tour till now, I have always felt comfortable sending my daughter here. Although we dont live close to this one, still we dont mind the commute for the peace of mind we get.
Facility: This facility has by far been the best designed, well lit, open and very clean of atleast another 10 that I have toured in Fremont/Milpitas including the other LAPMS (Peralta and Maples). The classrooms are big with big open windows. I was very particular about not letting my child be in a dark gloomy room with no windows all day and surprisingly thats very common in many child care facilities including the very expensive ones.
Curriculum: Frankly, for this age I am not very particular on this but am surprised how much my daughter has caught up in just the last 6 months she has been in this school. I like their pace and the contents. The only feedback that I may have here is to have better quality worksheets for the kids, sometimes the prints are bad and difficult to identify
Teachers: Till now she has been in Classroom 5 and Ms Anna and Ms Manpreet have been wonderful teachers with the right mix of enforcing discipline along with teaching and playing. My daughter will soon be moving to another classroom and I will surely update this post once we see her experience there.
Front Desk: They are the best, very welcoming and warm, always with a smile. We love Ms Katrina and Ms Rakhee, they are always open to any number of questions that we may have.
Overall, we are very happy here and wish to continue here till she goes to public school. We may also enroll our younger daughter here if the distance still works for us.
My daughter graduated from there, and now my son attends there. It's a well maintained and clean facility. Ms. Katrina and Ms. Shirley are awesome, we're greeted with friendly smiles and cheerful attitudes everyday at drop off and pickup. My daughter was in Ms. Sanju's class, wonderful and amazing teacher! My son's currently in Ms. Shawnnen's class, also a fantastic teacher.
There hasn't been a single day our daughter wasn't excited about school! She is always happy and looks forward to spending the day with her little friends, Ms. Bertha, and all the other teachers. Ms. Bertha's genuine affection towards children fills our hearts with happiness. We trust in Ms. Kshama's leadership abilities; we chose the school primarily because of her. Mses. Rakhee, Katrina, Shirley, and Shawnnen have always been friendly and caring.
In the three months she has attended this school, our daughter has learned to love coloring and art work and speaks some thing new almost every day. It is delightful to see her grow up in a caring and clean environment. We think she has become happier and grown more curious! Kudos to LAPMS, Irvington!!
My daughter loves to go to the School everyday- that should tell us all. The teachers are so caring, I remember when my daughter was new and she needed to be patted on back to go to sleep and the teachers did that consistently to ease her into sleep. Miss Anna- wonderful teacher and my daughter talk about her a lot.. Thank you for taking care of our kids..
Our Son has been at this school for one year now. I cannot express enough how wonderful this place is for kids!!
I am very particular about education, hygiene and safety. This school has exceeded all expectations. The director and her staff members are professional and extremely dedicated. We have seen significant changes in our son since he started here. He now wants to read, he loves his art work and activities at the school. At times, yes it's true, he wants to go during the weekend to finish off his work .
I often do surprise visits and speak with the teachers at great length. I was very touched by the teachers concern for our sons dietary. They wanted him to eat healthy meals and requested very kindly that even though our child is fussy, they will work with him and they offered me ideas to help him too. I could see in their eyes and tone that they really cared!
Our son hated the idea of school or daycare!! He cried relentlessly. However, he glows and is happy to wake up and attend this school.
Parents, I have toured almost all the schools in the Bay Area. Do not hesitate about this place, the teachers are highly educated and they make learning fun and are very devoted!!
My son is going to this school from past one year and he absoloutely loves it.Very nice teachers and very friendly front desk people .They will greet you with such beautiful smile everyday and would listen to all your queries and would reply very quickly. My son is learning alot and we are quite happy.
Love this school!
When we moved from India, we wanted to find the best school for my daughter, some place she could easily blend into. After consulting a few friends and filtering through the reviews and recommendations, we zeroed in on LAPMS.
The school and the staff maintain good hygiene, have an exellent curriculum with equal emphasis on academics, physical activity, art, and team work. They provide healthy snacks and lunch and make sure to provide great care to the kids.
Very friendly staff, accommodating and caring teachers.
My daughter loves this school. We started with the morning program, but on my daughter's insistence, we have now enrolled her full time and she thoroughly enjoys her time in the school.
Would definitely recommend Learn and Play Montessori to anyone looking for a great place to help their kids learn, play and stay positively engaged.
My son has been going to this school for almost 2 years now. Ms Katrina at the front desk is the reason my son adapted to this school so well. In the early days his nerves were always settled by the welcoming smile of Ms Katrina and her high fives. Ms Shirley is also very amazing and always has a smile. When my son moved to an older class the school recommended extending his hours, at first I hesitated but it turned to be an excellent decision. it made him like the school even more. it's a perfect balance of academics and play.