Are public preschools in Fremont, California, the best option for your child? There are pros and cons. Of course, a pro is that it’s free. We have to say that is a pretty good pro.
What else is free in California today? Not very much, that’s for sure. However, there is also the old saying that you get what you pay for, and it you ain’t paying, you may not be getting a lot.
The cons regarding public preschools in Fremont, California, are issues such as the very short days and lack of coverage; they’re frequently closed. Heck, in the summer they’re closed for almost three months. That may be OK if you are a stay-at-home mom or pop, but if – like most people – you have to earn a living, what on earth do you do with your child when their preschool isn’t open? You might be able to send them round to grandad, but then perhaps grandad has to work as well.
Then there are the hours. Public preschools in Fremont, California, are really open for very short hours, so what if your job needs you to be in the office by 8.00 am? Or perhaps you have to work on until 6.00 pm? How do your drop your child off on the way to work, and what do you do with him after school hours?
Perhaps more important is the method of teaching. At Learn And Play Montessori we follow the Montessori method, as the name suggests. We have four campuses in Fremont, so wherever you live and wherever you work, there is one near you. Furthermore, we open at 7.00 am and we don’t close until 6.30 pm, so we are convenient both geographically and timewise. We don’t expect our parents to fit around our hours: we fit around theirs instead.
Classrooms Packed With Montessori Materials
Best of all we use the Montessori method. We have large and bright classrooms at all our locations and each classroom is packed with Montessori materials. Every child is allowed to roam the classroom and select something which interests him or her. What follows is that, quite simply, the child is learning about something which interests him and because he finds it interesting, he wants to find out more. Our children very quickly come to have a love of learning, and that is something that stays with them for life. They learn because they want to learn, not because someone has told them they have to.
Furthermore, there is no element of competition, because each child is learning about something different from the next one. Indeed, it works the other way around, because the older children often help out the younger ones.