When looking at care for my then three year old, I had a big decision to make. Do I put her in Daycare or do I look at Montessori? If I look at Montessori how do I find one that is accredited? If I find one I like, how will I know it’s the right place? So many questions swirled through my mind as a mother when I started to really look into next steps. I toured Enquiring Minds and right away I was completely in love with the school. Having grown up in the arts, I appreciate the arts based focus of the school, but more so I appreciate the Montessori curriculum and the careful planning, delivery and follow up Enquiring Minds takes when it comes to Montessori education for my daughter.
After a few short months, she was reciting poetry (she was three as a reminder). She was understanding numbers and letters but in a way where she wasn’t just reciting them, she really understood them. After a year, she was reading! Actually reading. Two years later, she reads to me every night (she just turned five). It was a difficult decision to keep her in Montessori through Kindergarten (after all, it’s free to go to Kindergarten in the public school system). It turned out to be the best decision I ever could have made for my daughter. She has thrived in the Casa program in a way that I feel blessed and so humbled to be able to watch.
As an arts school, my daughter gets to participate in language (she literally speaks Mandarin so well. We are an English only household and she walks around reciting Chinese Poetry), Fine Arts (drawing, Sculpture, Painting), Musical Arts (She plays songs on her violin and is learning musicality thanks to EM Montessori), and of course Dance (Acros, Tap, even Ballroom which is probably the cutest thing I have ever seen).
If you’re thinking of enrolling in a Montessori school but don’t know where to start, you aren’t alone. It’s a big scary decision but also there are so many to choose from. The teachers and staff at Enquiring Minds will treat your child like they are their own. My daughter feels a connection with each and every teacher and TA in the school. Speaking of which, you won’t find a ratio like this anywhere else. The attention she receives is unheard of. I can’t say enough amazing things about Enquiring Minds Montessori.