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The process of deciding on childcare was an emotional and difficult one. I looked at about six different facilities during my pregnancy. Initially, I didn’t know what I was looking for in childcare, but was disappointed in many of the places that I considered. At most places, I saw an assembly line of children in swings, high chairs, bouncy seats, cribs, all eating at the same time, sleeping at the same time, etc. As the children got older, they were entertained by television. This was not what I envisioned for my child. At Weinacker’s I found a completely different atmosphere where the infants were fed and allowed to sleep based on their own individual schedules. The childcare providers all seemed loving and nurturing. The rooms didn’t all have that assembly line feeling I had experienced at other facilities. The placement of toys and books at floor level really seemed to encourage play and learning in the non-mobile infants, as well as encouraging them to become mobile at their own pace. The infant and toddler rooms were also bright, uncluttered and clean. I was also impressed at the absence of televisions in the toddler and pre-school rooms. This reassured me that children would learn through activities, playing, reading, etc. and not be placed in front of the tv for hours. I really felt that Weinacker’s is a ‘school’ where my child would learn and not just a ‘daycare’ where she would be looked after for the hours that I was at work. All of Bella’s teachers have been kind, nurturing, and have communicated well with me. It has felt like a partnership between her teachers and me as we have progressed through different stages of development; starting solid foods, changing sleep schedules (moving from two naps to one), potty training, dealing with tantrums. She has become a very smart, confident, independent little girl, and I know that this in part due to her experience at Weinacker’s. I always recommend WMS to my friends.
“The monthly tuition is affordable, learning environment is incredible, and the teachers are loving. My kids love Weinacker’s and I would never send them anywhere else”.
“Great atmosphere. Alexis loves coming to school here”.
“We have recommended Weinacker’s to friends. The staff is caring, and all of them are so good to the kids. We have been very happy here”.
“We love everything about the Montessori program. The teachers are fantastic and I can definitely see a difference between my child and children in more traditional programs. Wow!”
“We have had an amazing experience at Weinacker’s. Specifically the staff sets the tone for a pleasant experience. Great curriculum, great staff, great childcare!”
“I am so happy with the school. Both of my children are thriving. The toddler class has been such a great help potty training. The preschool class has gotten my daughter interested in gardening (which has been fantastic, since she has never shown an interest before)”.
“This school is awesome! My children love it here!”
“Caroline comes home happy every day! All she talks about is what she did at school!”
“Christia is very happy here. She looks forward to coming to school every day. She has learned far more than I ever expected from a school”.
“Fabulous environment for my child to learn more than just his ABC’s!”
Lake Forest testimonials
“I love this school! It is very clean, nice, and has an educated staff. My son loves it, and he comes home with new skills (Using a spoon, drinking from a cup) and manners (thank you)”.
“My kids are happy here. The teachers are great. I am amazed by the things the kids learn and how independent they are. I give Weinacker’s a lot of credit for that”.
“The teachers are wonderful! I love them and all the work they put into each child. All of the work is well organized and easily accessible. The security in place is also great!”
“Caring atmosphere. Certified teachers. Wonderful administrator”.
“The teachers are caring. Our child is constantly learning new things. Our child is able to progress through the work at her own pace and isn’t held back by her age or others in the classroom… Our children are very happy and enjoy going to school”.
“Great staff. Loving environment. CLEAN! No foul or offensive odors. Great lunch menu. Healthy. Learns a lot!”
“Weinacker’s Montessori School is a very family oriented atmosphere and my daughter loves coming here! Thank you all for what you do!”
“The environment encourages my son to grow and learn. The teachers care. Even away from the school, my child uses what he has learned”.
“The staff is very caring and passionate about the students. The curriculum is very beneficial for children as the style of learning is hands-on. There are ways for parents to be involved and to volunteer if they want to be involved.”
“Teachers and students are caring and respectful. I am continuously amazed by how much my daughter has learned and how cognitive she has become”.
“Clean environment, friendly staff and the children are happy and learning in the process. Great school”.
Tillman’s Corner testimonials
“My husband and I visited and researched over a dozen ‘top’ preschools/dacare centers in Mobile. This site was the most friendly and professional. A strong asset is the multicultural diverse student body and staff. I love it! My children love it!”
I would recommend Weinacker’s Montessori School because it has been a wonderful experience for both my child and me. My daughter has grown so much in her character since she has started. Timidity and shyness are a thing of the past and she has made wonderful friends here”.
“We are very pleased with the care and the education Hayden is getting. She loves all of her teachers”.
“Weinacker’s has a very friendly staff. My child has been here since she was three months old. She is almost four now. She has learned so much and has so much fun! She loves coming to school each day!”
“I would recommend this school because I love the curriculum that is set for the children. And most importantly, my daughter loves her teachers and the lessons!”
There is focus on education and crafts. Very hands on. Teachers act like they really love to teach the children”.