My daughter just finished attending Early Years and was incredibly happy there. She learned a lot, is well prepared for kindergarten, and adored her teachers. I plan to send my younger daughter there when she is old enough.
This is a 'day care' - 'Montessori' is just the name. there is high staff turnover - good teachers have left! Other teachers do not have Montessori teaching background. I have also seen teachers completing the impressive craft work that children bring home. This is not our child's work - it is completed by teachers. the director is very very impolite - I agree on other reviews posited regarding the directors behavior and unprofessionalism.
The school is not clean and does not provide hygienic environment. The hallways stink. The bathroom and potty smells through the hallways and corridors. The basement has no air circulation, ventilation or exhaust system. My child fell sick every other day - so I withdrew my child.
This School is disaster. It is very unhealthy and unclean as you can see ants and spiders inside the school. Mrs. B, the director of the school is very rude. She is not professional at all and is always ready to argue with the parents. Once you enroll your kids she will not excuse a single penny no matter what. She is very mean and selfish and lack behind creating a good relationship with the parents. Rest of the teachers are really good and take a good care of the kids. I would not recommend any parents to enroll their kids.
My child is in the classroom for the oldest students and leaves after lunch (some of the other kids stay longer). My child loves it! Loves learning and has learned a lot of math and pre-reading skills (can even read some words already). The lead teacher is really great. The other teacher can seem a little cold at times (I think she is the assistant, and I think she's the one that runs the program after lunch, but I'm not sure). The school is not new and the supplies are old, but that doesn't bother me at all (but if you want to brand new school, do not come here). The price is much less than other Montessori Schools in the area. I would definitely recommend the older kids classroom (I don't know anything about the other classrooms).
My daughter is in her second year at early years Montessori school. I highly recommend this school as my daughter has developed very well. The teachers are excellent. They are very caring and attentive to the individual child s needs. The curriculum is stimulating and adapts to the growing needs of each child. Most of the teachers sent their kids to the same school. The director has 30+ years as a Montessori school teacher. She is very caring, listens and attends to the growth and development of each child. My daughter loves the school and especially her teachers.
This is a terrible school. We are happily at another Montessori. There is a reason that this is the most inexpensive Montessori in the area. The directress is disorganized, unprofessional, defensive. She has horrible judgment in hiring teacher assistants there. I don't feel comfortable commenting on parental involvement because we only attended the summer program and not for long....we were outta there. Please google other Montessori's in the Northern VA, Springfield or Annandale area before going to this school. Any one of them is better than this one.
My son attended Early Years Montessori School for the year that he was four years old, and I believe he received a great education. He learned a great deal, and the teachers gave him room to follow his passion for marine biology and wildlife while ensuring that he had a solid foundation in writing, reading, phonics, math, science, and Spanish. The teachers are very caring, nurturing, and knowledgeable, and they are very frank and forthcoming with information about my son's academic progress and areas for growth, interests, and behavior. I appreciate the school, and I feel that my son is off to a great start at kindergarten. I recommend this school!
First, from the other reviews (e.g. if you do a Google search) this school is getting a completely undeserved bad rap because of a few people who may not have had great experiences. I believe I even know who a few of them are. My family and I had a very different, very positive experience with this school, and will likely send our second daughter there as well. First, one thing that can be said is that the school could use a few new toys. That said, we really liked the program and teachers. The youngest class is really more play than learning, but these are 2-3 year old kids...you can only structure the day so much for them. In the 3-4 year old class the kids are doing much more advanced things, and the room is chock full of skill-building toys and tools, all the classic Montessori objects you'd expect. In the oldest class there's a computer and more advanced things, as well as lots of books. Though "your mileage may vary", my daughter left this school reading on her own, comfortable performing in front of an audience (they have a good music program), and very artistic. She really blossomed there. The teachers do turn over a little more than ideal...hopefully that can be fixed.
The school has a great program and the teachers are very attentive. It's one of the least expensive montessori schools in the area. The hours are also flexible. My child loves the activities and likes her teachers very much.
Early Years is a great environment for child, the teachers are wonderful. My child is always happy after school. I can't wait until I can send my son there.
This is a great school my children are learning so much. The staff is caring and well educated. They are always ready to help and provide the information and support needed when asked. I have to try to match their activities at home on weekends so my children dont get board!!! I would recommend this school to anyone looking for a good learning spot for their little one. I feel safe after dropping them in the morning.
Fantastic School! My daughter attended the school when she was two....Now she is three and can't believe how much she learned so far... She really loves going to school, being around her friends and her WONDERFUL teachers. The principal of the school is such an amazing person,she is wonderful to deal with and loves the little ones a lot ,her teachers admire her leadership and generosity . i highly recomend the school ,wouldnt pick any other school for my kids.
My child learned so much at this school! They have a great program and obviously the teachers are very good too. My daughter loves going to school every day and she is very happy.
All of my kids have been at this school since 2001. My 3rd is currently in her 2nd year and not only does she love it, our entire family loves it. My older kids had an amazing experience here and love to come back and visit their teachers. Their last year really prepared them for full day kindergarten and even gave them an advantage. There is little staff turnover, it is comforting to see a familiar face from year to year. Some teachers have taught all 3 of my children. The school is clean, the curriculum is stimulating and adapts to the evolving needs of each individual child. It is a happy place, the kids are smiling and the teachers are smiling. The teachers are attentive, supportive, engaging, warm and caring. Communication with teachers, the director and myself is very open and I am always informed. I know that I can count on the staff to address and consider our needs. My youngest still has one year left at the school and we will be sad when it is time for her to "graduate". It will be like leaving family but we know that she will have all the tools needed to hit the ground running in kindergarten. I happily and enthusiastically recommend this school.
This school is not accredited and it shows. It is one of the least expensive Montessori schools in the area, and unfortunately there is a reason. We attended this school site unseen, as we arrived from out of town. We do, however, have experience with Montessori schools, as our child attended a great one in our previous city. This school seems much more like a below average daycare center instead of a pre-school. After the primary teacher quit we decided to withdraw our child. Too many things, not mentioned here, have happened at this school that have led us to believe that it is not a healthy environment for our child. Once we decided to withdraw, we felt it necessary NOT to inform the director in front of our child, as we were given reason to believe that she would defame us in front of our child. Having removed our child from this school, we still feel very happy with our decision.
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