Sending our Daughter to Irvine Montessori School was the best decision we have ever made. The teachers and administration are caring & compassionate. They are always willing to stop & chat about our daughters progress. We enrolled our son at 2 yrs old, and now at 3 1/2 he is thriving beyond our wildest dreams. The Montessori way of teaching & learning are exactly what our son needs, the way math (counting) is introduced is simple yet challenging enough to keep her interested, it's not just about learning numbers. And the philosophy of teaching phonics instead of letter names has given our son a head start in reading & sounding out words. The extra curricular activities that are offered are wonderful. Art class isn't just about painting or coloring. They are being exposed to many different artists and the types of mediums & techniques they use. Everyone here works extremely hard to provide a nurturing & enriching environment for our son. I do have to say that being an "involved" parent has helped both my son & her teachers. I feel working together will provide him with the basics he needs to be a successful student & child! I highly recommend Irvine Montessori School!