My daughter has been with MindTech since she was 12 months old. The staff in the Infant room made the transition to daycare an easy one (for both mommy and baby); they were very nurturing and they accommodated her individual schedule until she adjusted to their routine.
Olivia has been in the Toddler room for over 6 months now, and I can hardly believe the progress she has made in terms of development – language, cognitive, gross & fine motor skills. The instructors are professional, friendly and very committed to developing these areas; there is plenty of individual attention for all of the students, which facilitates this effort. The active outdoor play is also a contributing factor. It is always a planned and integral part of the day – and when weather does not permit, the large gymnasium is used.
One of the best things about this school is communication. The weekly plan and daily menus are always updated and posted for the parents to review. At the end of the day (during pick up), the instructors take the time to discuss the days’ events and answer any questions I might have – no matter how long it takes, they never rush me out the door. Periodically, the administration staff will communicate with the parents through e-Mail and/or short printed memos to keep us updated on special events, staff turnover, friendly reminders about procedures, etc. Finally, the “Infant Toddler Gazette” is beneficial in keeping the parents engaged in the current themes and associated activities/events. Not only does this monthly newsletter allow us to prepare our child for the events, it provides tips/suggestions on how we can instill the same learning at home. The walls of the school are always plastered with the children’s artwork – a constant reminder of the month’s theme and special events!
And speaking of events – they are always doing something fun and creative for the children, the staff and the parents…Baby massage clinics, pumpkin carving, beach day, photo day, pajama day are just a few of the activities I’ve seen the last 2 years! And there’s usually a photo provided to me of my child participating in the event to include in her scrapbook!
I could not be more pleased with the care and education provided by the staff at MindTech Montessori School. I’m comforted by the fact that everyone knows us all by our first name; it not only reinforces their family-friendly environment, it makes the early morning drop offs on the way to work that much easier! J