Tania and Nathan
My son Nathan has been at Willows Point Montessori since he was approximately 20 months old. When I first brought Nathan for a tour he warmed up by the time we reached the Casa class. He actually let go of my hand, went to a table, looked at what the other boy was doing and fully immersed himself into the class!
The staff treat Nathan as if he was their own child. There is no issue or question that I feel I cannot discuss with them. When I had trouble with potty training or behaviour at home Miss Lauren and the teachers checked with every resource available to them to try and help me find out what the problem and resolution could be. It is very comforting to hear a tidbit or two of what he has done that day or what he does that makes them smile. We went on vacation and Nathan spoke about his teachers and friends the entire trip!
I love the fact that they show him affection because he is still a child. When he gets hurt or is having a tough time letting me go to work he is cuddled. By the time I return to pick him up he doesn’t want to leave!
I have seen an immense amount of progress in the year Nathan has been at Willows Point. He speaks in full sentences, picks up French quickly, already knows his colours, shapes, emotions, numbers and is starting to work on his phonetic alphabet and identifying letters with their corresponding sound. Nathan is always proud of showing me his artwork or things he has worked on in class.
One of the main reasons I will keep Nathan at Willows Point until grade 1 is the small teacher to student ratio and small school size. As parents we know our children will grow up but as long as I can I want Nathan to still be a child. The teaching method at Willows Point is subtly effective. The children learn gently through play. I will miss the day when Nathan graduates from Willows Point Montessori but will always have a special place in my heart for Miss Lauren, and all of the teachers and students who come through those doors. It is truly a blessing to have Nathan here.
Janice, Niajia and Nayrai
I am a mother of two and I am very particular with where to put my children in daycare in this day and age. I have looked into 20 different ones to know what's out there, and what stood out the most for me with this one was the organic meal plan, the Montessori curriculum and a clean environment.
I also like the fact that it's a smaller facility so everyone knows one another. Even between the infants and the toddlers. It's a very friendly environment for even the protective parents out there. Personally, with my two little ones, the teachers help me with each milestone and transition with my girls. The big ones for me is getting rid of the bottle and toilet training. They make something that can be discouraging more understanding. I recieve follow ups online and in person when I pick them up.
It's not just a job for them. Willows Point Montessori actually cares and I highly recommend this daycare for anyone.
Caroline and Simeon
Willow's Point Montessori has given us a great preschool experience. Not only do the teachers provide a wonderfully nurturing and safe environment, but the educational curriculum is thoughtfully planned out to expose the children to an incredible range of topics and experiences.
My daughter has attended since she was 15 months old and now is in Casa and has just turned four years old. My son has just recently began at the school but already significant gains have been made in terms of his social interactions with his peers as well as his speech. In the time my daughter has attended at Willow's Point Montessori, she has learned about art, music, the French language, yoga, geography, culture, cooking, numbers, addition, subtraction, phonics, reading, and the list goes on and on.
My children are learning the traits of good citizenship and my daughter willingly cleans up after herself and treats others with kindness and respect for the most part! Lol We have been so pleased with the quality of the Willow's Point Montessori experience!
The school is the closest environment to having your children at home but with many more opportunities to learn, grow and blossom as individuals.