Well it's just about a month here and we are already loving how much our kid is learning. I always admire how much kids follow the discipline with accuracy. We love our teachers namely miss Ayesha, miss charu and miss Maziya. Even the front desk namely miss Natalie,miss Jessica and miss Alice receive with great smiles every time. I highly recommend this place.
My wife and I were unhappy with how other schools structured their learning. Here, our preschooler learns without realizing she’s being taught. A rating
Our family's experience spans over 4+ years now. First with our 5 year old who is now in K and currently with our 2 year old. In this time, L and P Montessori has been nothing short of incredible. I would highly recommend this facility. The staff (forgive me because I know I will forget someone..Sorry about that) Ms. Anu, Ms. Kavya, Ms. Mishra, Ms. Alice, Ms. Jessica, Ms. Natalie, Ms. Shree...The list goes on. EVERYONE has always been very attentive, understanding and professional. Also, always friendly and positive with the children. I am especially impressed with them all knowing the children's names, even if they are not the teacher. I feel very safe knowing my children are in good hands during the day. Additionally, this is a place that truly has a structure and is not just a daycare center. My children both started at age 2 and I very much believe that they have socially benefitted from this program. Overall, I would not hesitate for a moment to give the highest praise to L and P Montessori. Thanks again for taking such great interest and care in my children's days.
My daughter has been going to LAPMS-Irvington since May 2017. When she first came to the school, she was leery of the new environment. The staff and teachers made sure she was comfortable everyday, and within a week she was loving the school. Since my daughter has been here, I have seen her blossom and become more confident and outgoing. I love the cleanliness of the facility and how well it is organized, which allows the school to be ran efficiently. All the staff at front (Miss Katrina, Miss Mayli, Miss Shirley, and Miss Ksharma) know every child's name and make sure to greet them hello and say good-bye at the end of the day, which is an amazing feat as there are over 200 students. All in all this place feels like a family, as opposed to an institution where I send my daughter. I would highly recommend this place for any family.
I write this review while I'm sitting in the parking lot of the school itself. My heart is so full of joy right now. I just dropped off my child to his classroom and he immediately ran off and joined circle time with a big smile on his face and started singing rhymes along with the other kids. Ms. Ayesha, Ms. Charo & Ms. Mazia are amazing teachers and I can see so many improvements in my son already ( socially and from a learning perspective). I decided to move my son here from another private institution and I feel that was one of the best decisions I've made as a mother for my child. The front staff is amazing ( Ms. Alice, Ms. Jessica, Ms.Natalie). The Director herself ( Ms. Kiran) has always been open, welcoming and ready to help or answer any questions I have. You know as parents we know it takes a village to raise a child and so far I go to work after dropping my son off without a worry in the world knowing he's in good hands and very very happy with this village. I've never gotten the feeling that I'm just a financial transaction for this school- they genuinely care about the well being of your child. I also want to put out there that this is my honest review and I have received ZERO incentives in exchange for this review.
My older daughter startred attending when she turned 3, right before her baby sister arrived. The teachers are all very welcoming, caring, compassionate and make me feel that I am leaving my child in a place where she is safe and will be nutured. I love the Montessori curriculum! My daughter comes home telling me about amphibians, Africa, planting radishes, and telling me what 4 + 5 equals. It's so well rounded and yet so practical! My daughter is a generally well behaved child but she has absolutely blossomed in this environment. In a few short weeks - baby sister will join her. We would have started her sooner except they now only take 2 years and up.
If you are looking for an amazing preschool with absolutely wonderful teachers and an atmosphere that feels like a elementary school - this is the place for you!
My daughter has been attending this school for a year now. She started in Room 2 and now is in room 4. Consistently, the teachers have been invested in my daughter's growth.
Olivia has developed so much thanks to each teacher's guidance, patience, and support.
My only disappointment is there isn't an infant room for my son.
We arrived to Learn and Play Montessori - Niles Campus when it first opened in 2011. Both of our boys started their schooling experience at 7 months old. The campus is spacious and beautiful. The staff continue to nurture our boys who are now in the upper classrooms. Our School Director, Ms. Aurelia, works relentless to ensure that classrooms are safe and children are learning while exploring. My boys have developed such a passion for books at a young age due to the ongoing efforts of teachers and the curriculum. I am grateful to Ms Phi for nurturing my kids in the infant room. It is not easy for working moms to leave their children in the hands of strangers. The staff in the infant room made me feel safe and secure to leave my young boys. They took care of my children like they were their own. With so many more families at the school expanding their families, why did Learn and Play get rid of their infant classroom? We need it! I have witnessed and observed the positive growth of so many young ones who started off in the Infant Classroom. Having a consistent school to attend and retaining a teaching staff with reputable reputation is critical in developing a positive school culture for students.
I L-O-V-E this school.
Staff: The staff is amazing (they remember and greet every kid that comes and goes from their door). They genuinely care about each kid from the front desk staff to the teachers and chefs, everyone is just incredible.
They are super flexible which is important to me, because I own and run two businesses. Sometimes client meetings go long and I have to keep my son there longer. They have never batted an eye when that happens and they only charge $10/hr for each hour you go over your normal time. That's way cheaper than I've found for babysitters.
School: There are age-appropriate and safe play structures. The classrooms all encourage independent learning. They inspire kids to learn and grow in their own way and on their own time.
Lessons/Learning: my son has learned so much since he's been there. They have a blend of Montessori and play-based, from what I could see. They learn about animals, geography, languages, music, science, practical life things, and culture all in pre-preschool. My son's 2.5, so whatever you call that level.
Food: They feed your kids 2 snacks and a lunch (all healthy whenever possible).
You won't find a better school in the area...I've looked at them all before finding this gem!