08/10/2015Bright Horizons Montessori On The Mall
Be straight -- this is not a Montessori school. They have some of the materials and know some of the concepts but it is in no way a real Montessori. That being said, my child did receive good care here (age 2-3) specifically from her teachers/aids. The teacher turnover is high which, sadly, is common in daycare. The administration does not communicate well with their parents or their teachers. I finally started contacting my teachers directly via text/email because nothing seemed to get passed through. There are much better (i.e., nonprofit) centers but it certainly is a safe environment for children. They're just not all they tell you that they are and you end up paying for a Montessori education that your child will not get. They are FOR PROFIT and don't ignore that fact. I didn't think it mattered to me but when the teachers are asking for classroom materials as their xmas gifts while you can simply add up how much the center is making (headcount x monthly fee) it's sad that a teacher there should ever have to use a holiday to request classroom materials. We moved to a non-profit Montessori school are in hind sight I realize just how un-Montessori this place was.