It's a school of good intentions, but I will never recommend anyone to take their child there, or work there. The environment is pretty, but there are not enough activities that are developmentally appropriate, and most of the teachers are not trained Montessori, which creates more stress on the children and the teacher. With the stress, there is a lot of emphasis placed on discipline than would be necessary if the activities and schedule were more developmentally appropriate for the children. The structure is too rigid for young children of that age. The set of the center would be for children who are FULLY potty-trained, disciplined and quiet. Which represents a small percentage of children. There is a happy and sad face chart, which is hardly ever accurate, and it just creates tension between the parents and their children. There is never enough time in the day for teachers to complete their planning and lessons, and daily cleaning, which creates even more stress on the teacher, which radiates to the children. From observing parents, I have heard a few times that they are searching for another center for their child.
by a Teacher
on Feb 20, 2011
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