Summer is drawing to a close, and fall will be here before you know it. Parents in Fremont, California, are anxiously waiting for openings in the Fremont public schools but they are notoriously overcrowded and the fact is that you often cannot get a Fremont kindergarten that is near to where you live or work. So you are “re-assigned”. Thanks a bunch!

Fremont public preschools

The answer is actually quite simple: a Fremont kindergarten that is private, and preferably one that uses the Montessori method. A private kindergarten can be a great “back-up” when the public school system lets you down. Better still, it can be a much better first choice.

At Learn and Play Montessori we have no fewer than four preschools and kindergartens in Fremont – in Niles, Peralta, Irvington, and Maple – so there is bound to be one near to you wherever you live or work in Fremont. Indeed, if you don’t live in Fremont at all, but live in Union City, our Niles kindergarten is only a minute’s drive across the “border” in Niles Blvd.

Your Child’s Learning Is Critical

The most important thing of all is not where you live or where we are – it’s your child’s learning that is critical. At Learn And Play Montessori we wholeheartedly adopt the Montessori method which believes that every child is a unique individual and has to be accepted and respected as such.

All of our classrooms are filled with very high-quality Montessori materials, and each child is allowed to roam the room and investigate all the different materials on offer. He can then choose whatever it is that interests him and take it away, play with it, and learn about it. He (or she) is on a voyage of discovery. Not for our Fremont kindergarten children is sitting on the floor listening to a teacher talking the way that they learn.

No, our children learn by doing, and by using all their five senses, rather than being forced to sit and listen to something which at best they may find uninteresting, and at worst find boring. Each child explores the material he has chosen at his own pace. There are no deadlines because each child is doing something different, and in any case, children learn at different rates. Some children are fast learners, others are slower. It really doesn’t matter, because the teacher keeps an eye on each child’s progress with whatever he has chosen to learn about, and when the time is right will introduce him to further materials.

This way, there is no pressure, and there is also no feeling of competition – having to do better or feeling not as clever as the next child.

There is a lot more we can tell you about the Montessori method, but we invite all parents to drop in and visit us to see for themselves.