I noticed the other review and had to comment. I was actually at that center when that woman arrived to pick up her kids. She was actually trying to write a check and the center didn't take checks. The staff was so friendly and kept making several helpful suggestions but the woman refused to do any of them. It was obvious she didn't have funds in the account and was trying to write a bad check. The staff remained calm even though the woman was screaming at her. She also flipped her the finger and stormed out of the center. Not once did she every ask to leave with her kids she was just arguing to get out of paying. When she returned she called the kids over and started crying telling them that "these people were going to take her to jail". I couldn't believe what I was hearing. Even though this woman was screaming up front the other staff had done a music activity to keep the kids entertained so they wouldn't see or hear what was happening. It was disgusting how this mother was manipulating the staff by using her children. The staff was great and kept the kids calm even though the mom kept cursing and saying horrible things. Finally, the mom's sister (I believe) came to pay and the woman cursed some more in front of her kids at the staff and left. It is such a shame that people like this exist and expose our children to their bad behavior. I was impressed with how well the staff shielded the kids and remained calm. My kids absolutely love this place and I would recommend it to anyone!
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.
We love MAC! Our son has been in the Toddler Community for almost exactly a year now. He loves to go to school. He comes home with lots to say about his friends and teachers, what went on in "specials," the work he did during the day, etc. His relatives are amazed at his independence, self-confidence, and manners. I recommend MAC because of the community, the parent involvement, the teachers' love and respect for the children, the level of training (and ongoing training) of the teachers, the spacious and well-prepared classrooms, and the weekly art and music classes (with teachers who have music and art degrees!).