We are so happy we found the Meadowvale French Montessori School and Daycare. Our oldest daughter, who is now 4 and in kindergarten, attended the Montessori 5 half days/week for a year before starting school, and as a mother I never thought I would feel so comfortable leaving my child with someone while going to work. The owner (Mrs. Marlene), and staff at the MFMSD are patient, kind, understanding, knowledgeable and just wonderful. They are fantastic at their jobs. The kids love them, trust them and feel comfortable around them. Our daughter not only had a lot of fun, but learned so much while attending the MFMSD. Her French was really coming along, and she was starting to understand math. She would come home singing all kinds of new songs. The regular communication and biannual report cards and interviews were very thorough and helpful. Even though kindergarten is nice, Julia really misses the Montessori and Mrs Marlene. Our younger daughter Hailey, who is 2.5, just recently started attending the Montessori one day a week while I’m home on mat leave with our 3rd child. She really struggled with daycare when I returned to work. She was actually dismissed from the 1st daycare because of her behaviour and we had to look for a replacement daycare. Since she started at the MFMSD, I have noticed a difference in her speech, and her behaviour. She is really happy. She enjoys it so much; she asks me every morning if she can go to school. When I return to work in June she’ll be attending the Montessori full time, and I will go to work feeling comfortable and knowing that she is receiving the best care and education possible.
October 2, 2015
I have had my son at Meadowvale French Montessori School for almost 2 years now! The thing that I am most pleased with is that Miss Marlene and her staff really get to know each child. They take time to work with the children and truly educate them rather than just have them play all day. With all the larger more corporate daycares and preschools out there, I was very happy to find a more personal environment for my child where the aspect of true care for the children is still first priority! My son will soon be moving on to grade 1 French immersion. We will miss Meadowvale French Montessori school, but will always be grateful for the care and education he received there. I have full confidence that his time with Miss Marlene and her staff has prepared him very well to be successful in grade 1 and beyond!