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Childrens Place Montessori

Preschool | 60 students

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $94,900. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $750.

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Posted July 25, 2014

Our son just finished his first school year at Children's Place. We just love this school for so many different reasons. We think they are doing a great job in finding the balance between education and playtime. Our son has learned way more than we ever thought was possible in one year. The staff is loving and caring; they always take the time to answer any question we might have. But we also love this school for all the things they do for us, the parents: Celebrating Mother's Day and Father's Day, performing a Christmas Play and end of school year concert, to name just a few of them. All these special moments we get to share with our son, seeing the pride in his face as he is singing for us is more than we could ever ask for. We are very greatful for those special memories Children's Place is giving to us. Something we will never forget.
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Posted June 23, 2014

"Awesome school!!!! You won't regret on your decision. Teachers are very experienced, loving and caring for children. This will be the third school year my son will be attending Children's Place, and we are so pleased with the school and staff. My favorite things about the school, besides the traditional Montessori methodology, are the enrichment classes. Music is wonderful. Kids learn more than singing or playing instruments. They learn how to differentiate music notes and different pitches. They perform and sing for holidays, what is amazing!!!! Also I love their yoga, gardening, cooking and art class. I highly recommend this school!!!!"
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2014

My daughter went to CPM for 2 years and we ALL loved the experience! With her being the second child and having to move from a different city this was not the first childcare we have had under our belt. However this is the one that we are by far most impressed by. We felt that the school provided a well rounded program for our daughter that included educational, physical, emotional and social development. We feel she's at kindergarten level or even beyond before she even started kindergarden. The teachers make sure the kids play outside even if it is on the porch when it's wet out. The school has a wonderful large and fenced outside area with many play toys and structures. We also felt that they were very warm and loving to the kids and expressing it with smiles. My daughter wouldn't have left my side comfortably in the mornings otherwise. And last but not least she found many friends that she talked about at home or connected with outside school. The school goes many steps beyond what most places will do for the kids with a great musical program, Spanish and yoga classes, dance classes or other enrichment programs; fun field trips and the several programs put throughout the year.
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Posted February 9, 2014

This school is not worthy of any stars. Their fee is too high and education is nothing. The children are scared all the time. My son went to this school for 1 year. He used to be a confident child but now has lost all of it, all due to the treatment he got from the director and staff. I cannot believe that the state does not question the unruly discipline policy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2013

I did not have a good experience with this school. I agree teachers are experienced, building is awesome and activities are numerous but remember, a happy child care center is chaotic and noisy. Beware of all child care centers that do not treat your child the right way. Even if there is a slight doubt about a child care center pull out your child because your child's life ,physical health and mental growth are more important. These things only come when director and teachers are loving, especially at this tender age. My child is at a different place and is doing great. Do not repent later for your child ,all parents please ensure safety of your child which is more important than anything..
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Posted August 28, 2013

My son picked up learned lot of new things academically. He was going starting jan 2013 and we didn't send him for the summer. But then I needed someone to keep him for 3 days and since he was missing school I called up karen (owner) to help me out. She was great , she didn't take a sec to say yes. It was very relaxing for me knowing where he is going. Thanks
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Posted August 22, 2013

This is a glorified daycare. They sing songs and play. The special math instruction they clamour about amounts to the child picking a simple game or two and going off on his own. You get little feedback other that the infrequent parent'/teacher meetings. For what you pay there should be more progress reports. My son spent 3 years there (my ex wife was more or less taken in by their claims). They failed to teach him any reading skills over and above what i had been doing at home.
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Posted July 4, 2013

My son has been attending Children's Place Montessori since the beginning of January 2013. I really like this school and its environment. The teachers are loving and caring for the children, as well very well trained. His teacher has been working there for more than 16 years, and both of his teacher's assistants are also Montessori teacher trained . That's why, I could not find any other school around this area with as experienced staff as Children's Place Montessori. I also really like their enrichment classes: cooking, gardening, yoga, arts and especially music class! Ms. Karen (the director and owner) is a very kind person, and very experienced music teacher. She sings and plays piano beautifully. Many times I went to pick up my from school, and had the opportunity to hear the children enjoying singing and dancing during music class. Ms. Karen prepared the children for an awesome presentation of singing country music and square dance for the end of the school year program. I was amazed seeing my son (whom is kind of "shy" child) singing and dancing during this program. So far, I am so pleased with this school. I plan to enroll my son for Fall again.
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Posted March 27, 2013

Weird,how come all the good comments are in a row and so close to each other.NOV15th 2 GOOD COMMENTS.NOV16th ONE MORE,THEN NOV19th AND DEC4th.IT LOOKS AS IF THE SCHOOL PEOPLE WROTE THE GOOD COMMENTS TO GET ENROLLMENT.I HAVE NOT HEARD GOOD THINGS ABOUT THIS SCHOOL.CHILDREN ARE SCARED ABOUT THE THE PRINCIPAL TO THE EXTENT THAT A 4YEAR OLD PEED IN HIS PANTS. NOTHING IN OUR LIVES COULD BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE FACT THAT CHILDREN FEEL SAFE,SECURED AND HAPPY AT THIS AGE.SO PLEASE THINK ABOUT IT.


Posted February 10, 2013

Parents,Please be aware of the fact that some reviews are written by the staff or the director and that is the reason they are such great reviews on this site.The truth about this school is that your child is served left over cake from Christmas during Valentine and I confirmed what my son said when I visited on friday at snack time.My 4 year old son used to shiver when he heard the name of the principal MsKaren. He used to be such a happy going child before going to this school and now he is depressed and very quiet.We pulled him out of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2012

We have three children, and I trusted Childrens Place to care for all of them. The two older children are enrolled in ACAT programs, in elementary grades now, but still crave to go back to their original home! Thanks to Ms. Karen and her team's efforts! Kids from this montessori passed ACAT tests when so many other montessori kids didnt make it! Anyone looking for a strong foundation to ensure wholistic citizens for the future, should have no second thoughts about this school. In addition to academics, the school takes care of the children's nutrition, social awareness, intercultural and faith diversity awareness plus more. My last child is still in the montessori, she knows if the lunch I pack for her is not her favorite, her teachers will find her something she likes, what more can I ask for :)
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Posted November 20, 2012

After nearly 2 months of research and tours - I visited most Montessori schools within 20 minutes of my home - I could not decide which one my son and I would like. However, as soon as I visited Children's Place Montessori, I knew - this is it! As you can imagine, I was very happy to find this wonderful school to give my son a great start. I was impressed not only by the very clean and spacious facility, but more importantly, by the engaging teachers, responsible staff and overall management quality. It's been over one and half year since my son first started at Children's Place Montessori and I can clearly see his tremendous development in vocabulary, reading, mathematics, and life skills. Furthermore, the school is very active in fostering my son's interest in music. There are also a lot of events organized throughout the school year with a lot of parents involvement. This is a high quality preschool that demonstrates real passion in developing children's life, social and academic skills in early stage. An excellent school!!
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Posted November 19, 2012

This is by far the best Montessori school in the city. Their focus on providing strong foundation at the early age reflects clearly on my child's development. I could see the improvement in my child's vocabulary, activity and writing skills within a month after joining Childrens Place Montessori. Staff and Management are very friendly and they make sure every kid gets personal attention. Their playground a huge plus. I would certainly recommend this school.
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Posted November 16, 2012

We had such a great experience sending my older child to this school that we have enrolled the younger one in the same school! This school uses the montessori method of teaching and my older child's academic growth was excellent that he was 2 grades above his level when he graduated from this school. The teachers are very caring and stay committed to the school and students...I would recommend this to anyone who are interested in providing quality education for their child in a nurturing and disciplined environment!
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Posted November 16, 2012

This is our daughter s first year in this school after attending another similar school last year. Just in few months, we can clearly see significant academic growth and more importantly improvement in the personal development area. The staff is very friendly, caring, loving and provides the attention these kids need. My daughter is really enjoying all aspects of her daily routine that include learning, playtime, singing and story time. The facility is maintained very well and I can easily recommend this school to all my friends and others.
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Posted February 15, 2012

The school has a beautiful building but we did not have such a good experience.I feel while choosing a school for your child it is essential to take into account a lot of other aspects other than biulding,facility and parties.School should be in accordance to the child's needs.
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Posted July 23, 2011

Our son has been going to Children's Place for a year. Children's Place provides a good basis and exposure to academics and other enrichment activities (Music/Languages). The teachers do provide individual attention to our kids. It is surely the right place for our kids. I wish I had enrolled my son sooner than last year. Children's Place principal and teachers put in a lot of effort to ensure that all the kids/families are brought together via children shows, parties, special events. They bring out the talent hidden in our children. Children's place is like extendend family...
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Posted April 27, 2010

The principal and teachers are a great team to ensure a strong foundation for the children. They are structured and genuinely commitment to the children's needs and development. I was very impressed with the foundation my oldest child received that it has enabled her to be in delta programs at public school. This school encourages a good inter racial communication development between the kids.
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Posted February 4, 2009

This is an excellent school. My doughter was very well nuorished and good balance of studies and caring. Now my son started going to the same school . I recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 80% 3%
White 20% 69%
African-American 0% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 6%
Multiracial 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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32175 Folsom Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
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