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North Hollywood, CA
Students enrolled: 49

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6100 Coldwater Canyon Av
North Hollywood, CA 91606

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(818) 763-8359
(818) 508-1042
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December 21, 2014
I can't say enough great things about this school. After touring 20+ preschools we found a gem in The Maggy Haves School. We LOVE all of the teachers, they are all so good at understanding the children's needs, wants, frustrations and anything else you can think of. We were new parents and had so many questions, which Laura the director always takes the time to sit with us to help guide us through these uncharted waters. Laura also does a sit down by-weekly with any parents who would like to discuss any parenting issues or questions they have. One of the other things we really love is all of the free parent education they have. They often have professionals in different fields come talk to the parents about different topics. We really feel lucky to have found such a great school

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November 22, 2014
We are soooo grateful to have finally found the perfect preschool. After having our son at two other schools in two months (two bad fits - montessori and another school which turned out not to be what they told us) we had to switch him again right after I gave birth to twins. Luckily, Maggie Haves Preschool had an opening and WOW am I amazed with this school. It's based in the Piaget theory and it's play based and child centered on emotions and feelings. The director Laura is FANTASTIC, as are ALL the teachers. They have a separation process where the moms stay with the child until the child is comfortable, so I've seen his teachers in action and trust them implicitly with my child. The teachers are loving, kind, caring and TALK about the children's feelings and what's at the root of what is going on instead of just disciplining. I am so very grateful to Maggy Haves. For anyone looking for a truly amazing preschool that is a cut above the rest check out Maggy Haves, you won't be sorry.

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December 09, 2013
This is an incredible school. My two children have gone here and are flourishing in elemtary school. We are always told by the teachers what incredible communicators, problem solvers, and community members. They stand out on their school along with the other Maggy Haves graduates. Maggy made us the best parents possible.

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September 22, 2011
We took our son out of a Montessori school and brought him to Maggy Haves School. It was the best thing we could have done for him. At the old school to discipline him they simply put him in a time out. At Maggy Have they teach the children what is wrong with their behavior and how to correct it. They TALK to the children, instead of sending them to a corner. Now my son loves to come to school. When asked if he likes this school he says " I LOVE IT." When asked why he says "because the teaches talk to me and listen to what I have to say."

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September 21, 2011
The Maggy Haves School is an incredibly special place where children flourish. The director, teachers and all of the staff are devoted to the well being of children. As a psychotherapist and author of multiple parenting books, I was very particular about where I was willing to send my children. When I toured the school I was blown away by the way the teachers and administration spoke to the children and handled conflict resolution. The children at the school truly learn how to voice their opinions, handle conflict and be kind with one another. This is a school that values the individual and is child focused. The staff and administration are always available to support parents and I have come to them more than once for advice with my own parenting and they have always been honest, open and supportive. I feel lucky to have children at this school.

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September 21, 2011
Both of my children attended the preschool as well as the toddler program over the past five years. This school has given us so many amazing parenting techniques during that time that I can't imagine what we would have done without this school. My children felt cared for, supported, and known by their teachers and the co-directors. The needs of the kids are always put first at The Maggy Haves School.

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September 21, 2011
After touring most of the preschools in the SF Valley, Maggy Haves stood out to us as a cut above the rest. It is a progressive preschool with a curriculum and structure. We were surprised at how many of the progressive schools had little supervision on their playgrounds. In contrast, at MH every child is known, watched, attended to and loved. Disagreements that at other schools would be dismissed as kids being kids are resolved and worked out. Children learn to express their feelings and use their words. Our son is excited to go to school every single day and we know the school works hard to make sure that he and each child excels. The teachers are all phenomenal and the co-directors know each child and family as well. MH is not right for everyone. The teachers and directors know a lot about child development and they want to share their insights. Parents who don t want any advice shouldn t go here. Those who have left the school have usually done so because they disagree with the school s view of what their child needs. In our experience, however, MH has been very attentive to alternative points of view -- always seeking to do what s best for the child.

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September 21, 2011
Maggy Haves is a progressive preschool focused on the social and emotional development of the child. Their teachers go above and beyond in their commitment to helping each child grow during these formative years. Unlike many preschool tours (or elementary tours for that matter), MH does an individual tour where they encourage the parent(s) to sit and listen to what s happening in each classroom and on the playground. What you find is that teachers are engaged (not chit-chatting or distracted) and helping the kids resolve conflicts, have fun, and be good to one another. The staff knows each and every kid and family not just by name but with a great understanding and interest in each child s particular issues . There is sometimes a philosophy or feeling that the way they do things is the best way, but this does not mean it is not impossible to challenge or question. Their advice is always given in the spirit of helping, and they could not be more available to discuss your child and any concerns you might have. It is a special place that we feel blessed to have found.

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September 21, 2011
Like any school, this one can be great for some and not great for others. My kids LOVE it. They feel safe. They're treated like people, who have valid opinions & thoughts. Kids are helped to work through their negative feelings instead of just being distracted from them. They are given permission to feel and talk about their feelings. Teachers genuinely listen to children, giving them the message that their voice matters. Limits are consistent and clear. Curriculum is well thought out. The school's strength is the teachers. There has been an unfortunate reputation of administrators being dogmatic and unapproachable. I have experienced this, and it is the main weakness of the school. But if you have thick skin, you'll learn more than you ever thought possible. Most parents here seem willing to tolerate the administration, knowing that what their children get in the classrooms is far superior to any other preschool. Administration can come across as impatient and demeaning toward parents, but they come from a place of passionate belief in what's best for kids, and sometimes that means being direct. This school is definitely worth touring. Trust your instinct.

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January 26, 2011
My children and I attended when the founder of the school was still involved. In our 2nd group meeting, a dad said that he did not like playing with his 18th month old son on the floor. The founder's response was shocking - "I hate playing with small children". You are also not allowed to question anything that the staff does. Ever. A week later, I had a question about a teacher decision. Her response was atrocious. First, she re-iterated that parents are not allowed to question the staff about anything. I told her that I was not questioning, I just wanted to understand so that I could reinforce as necessary. This is where it gets really really sad. The teacher then informed me that perhaps this was not the right school for us. I brought up what the founder had said about "hating to play with children. The teacher then told me that it is ok to teach children to hate. Furthermore, she told me that she was abused by her father as a child and she was not allowed to say that she hated him.

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Maggy Haves School
6100 Coldwater Canyon Av, North Hollywood, CA  91606
(818) 763-8359
Last modified Maggy Haves School is a Private school that serves grade PK
Maggy Haves School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 11 reviews. Top