Fremont, as in the rest of California, has some preschool options that are public, and some of them are very good. But they can also be rigid with start and stop dates, birthdays, and their opening hours.
Our preschools are Fremont private preschools, and here we listen to and cater for the needs of our parents. We have four Fremont private preschools in Peralta, Niles, Maple, and Irvington, and they all open at 7.00 am and stay open until 6.30 pm because we know that parents have to commute and have to work, so can’t get away to pick up their child because the public school closes at 4.30 pm. Or, they might be able to do this, but have to start work at 7.30 am before the public school is open.
We also give you a choice of programs with half-day programs, extended-day programs, full-day programs, and after school programs, so you can pick and choose the hours that are most convenient for you, and we cater for children from the ages of 18 months to six years. Because we have four Fremont private preschools there is also bound to be one that is convenient for your commute.
All of our Fremont preschools have large, light, and airy classrooms which are filled with a wide choice of Montessori materials. The children are encouraged to explore their classroom and select from the materials those which are of interest to them. The result of this is that they are enjoying what they are doing and because they are enjoying it they want to do more of it. So they very soon find that they are learning because they want to, rather than because they have to.
Children Learn By Doing
Our children learn by doing things, using all their five senses, as opposed to sitting listening to a teacher telling them about something, and that ‘something’ could be of no interest to them. There is no pressure on a child to achieve a goal within a certain timescale and they are not in competition with the other children because they are all doing different things in any case. In fact, the children help each other: we have a range of ages in each class, and the older children help the younger ones. Each child works at his own pace, and the teacher oversees what the child is doing and how far he has progressed and then, when the time is right, will introduce him to further Montessori materials.
So if you are researching Fremont preschools, we encourage you to come into your local Learn And Play Montessori school and take a tour to see how well the children are doing.