My son will be 3 in a few months, and has been attending Providence Montessori for just over a month. He has always been an active little boy, and was happy to go off to be with "fun kids" at his previous daycare in Maryland, so we knew that no matter where he went that socially he would be just fine. However, as the third child we often feel like he gets less of our time for the learning activities we did with our older boys. We wanted a Montessori school (and had a very positive experience with another school with our middle son), but they can be so very expensive (like college for your baby!) and often have ridged hours that do not go with our schedule. Providence Montessori has been a blessing! The reasonable rates and flexible hours are perfect for our family. Ms. Komal is kind and gentle, but also provides the instruction and structure that is so important for a toddler. Our son is thriving and learning so many new things! He beams showing me the work he has been doing, and tells me all about his day. I enjoy getting picture texts from Ms. Komal letting me know when he accomplishes something new or is really enjoying a particular activity. Oh, and Ms. Komal worked with us on potty training (something regular daycare centers are not always willing to do), and he was trained from diapers to big boy underwear in just two weeks! We could not have been so successful without her willingness to keep that training going at school. I highly recommend Providence Montessori!
My son is attending Providence Montesorri and I can only say that in the little time that he has been there we are seeing great improvements in him. He was not talking much and was not very confident about it and now we are seeing him trying to pronounce the words and feeling confident while doing so. Mrs. Komal is great and caring with the kids. This is the first time my son is in a daycare so at first he was having trouble adjusting and she is so patient with him and also with us since its also something new for us. I love the fact that she text pictures of what my son is doing and learning. We highly recommend Providence Montessori!
Ms. Komal is very caring and interested in the children beyond just furthering their development. My 23-month-old is always happy to arrive and often stalls when I come to pick him up, because he wants to stay. As others have mentioned, Ms. Komal is very patient. She has had repeated success over many years as a care provider. She knows the Montessori system very well and executes it with aplomb. I do not hesitate in recommending Providence Montessori to anyone looking for quality in a Montessori-based program.