I always felt the Montessori would be where dd would go, but....she was sent home after her first 20 minutes!!!!I had been there a few times with Soleil, she was 2.5 yrs at the time. Soleil never once disguised the fact that she was highly active and curious. The day came when I was to actually drop her off, then get some sleep for my night shift. I was doing my cloth diaper pick up, not 20 mins after I dropped her off, when the teacher called me and asked me to come pick Soleil up, that it wouldn't work out.
Apparently, Soleil had managed to open their bird cage,(a budgy bird), catch the bird, and then held it too tight which resulted in the untimely death of the bird.
My question is, why was my daughter left alone for that long in her first 20 mins there without me? For a 2 yr old to figure out how to open a cage, and catch a bird, must take at least 5 mins.SEcondly, why did they not sit Soleil down and discuss her actions and consequences?????????????????????????
Needless to say, I am quite turned off, and , though it may just be the Montessori in my hometown, no other children of mine will be going there!