Testimonials from Miniapple Int'l Montessori Parents
“Thank you so much for extending the continued support of the Miniapple community. We are so grateful for our time with you and all your love and care of William. He has such a strong foundation for success – thank you for helping us continue that trajectory.”
“We cannot thank you enough for everything you have done for our boys and for us over the last few years. Miniapple will be always a special place for all of us. We have a lot of happy memories and will always remember the kids, the music, the Halloween parades, the Winter and Spring Programs, and, of course, the wonderful staff who genuinely cared for our boys and provided us with so much guidance and support.”
“We recommend Miniapple wholeheartedly: caring, engaged teachers and staff; approachable and responsive administration who are totally connected to the kids and activities; a positive, encouraging, and diverse environment for kids to learn and grow. We’re so glad Ada joined your program!"
“Really excellent teachers and assistants. Oscar very much loved Wangmo and Najat! Peaceful classrooms where kids learn. The teachers and other staff make the wonderful community what it is. They shaped Oscar from 2 1/2 to the 6-year-old boy we love.”
“It is incredibly hard to close this chapter of Eero’s life to make room for the next one. Miniapple has been such an incredible and ideal environment to send Eero to every week. We credit you for so much of his character, good nature and spirit – one of kindness, compassion, curiosity and appreciation. We have loved hearing his stories about different lessons, fun activities, field trips and “works” throughout the years. He has felt so genuinely loved and cared for at Miniapple. This weekend he got sad thinking of leaving and told us he wished he could stay for ‘one hundred and thirty-one and one million more days’. You are amazing at what you do!”
“Words cannot express our gratitude for your wisdom, dedication & patience you gave to our children. You have all changed & impacted our lives so much (forever). You provide a “magical” environment for children to become their best selves, through encouragement, creativity & self-driven growth!”
“I want to thank you for the place you all have built for all the children who are lucky enough to come into contact with Miniapple! We feel truly blessed to have found such a perfect fit for Isa and our family. The community you have built is truly a gift!”
“All of our boys have benefitted tremendously from attending Miniapple. Whether they were struggling with some issue or showing how well they could do something, the teachers at Miniapple have been there to support and guide all three of our guys. I just cannot say how important Miniapple has been in their growth and development. Thank you for all the love and caring you have showered over my boys over the last eight years.”
“Nurturing environment allows children to develop according to their abilities.”
“Anna (4) came all the way from Amsterdam, the Netherlands to Miniapple. She didn’t speak a word of English and it was her first preschool experience. It turned out to be a great adventure. With help of very patient and kind teachers, and the useful method of teaching they use at Miniapple, Anna has a wonderful time. Within a couple of months, she speaks fluently English and loves to go to school. She especially likes music class, reading, and the French classes. Our challenge is right now to keep her Dutch understandable.”
“I like all of the extra learning opportunities Miniapple offers…French, yoga, music, field trips, soccer.”
"Our kid attended preschool here for 2 years. It was not just a 'play-school', but she learned many 'jobs' and 'works', which she demonstrated to us during their 'presentation time'. We have noted significant changes in her behavior and routine through the learning she had from this Montessori school. She was practiced to do things independently and as a team member. In particular the class teacher our daughter got was one-of-a-kind, she is very sincere, passionate about and dedicated to the the Montessori style education. I would send our next kid to this school, strongly recommended!"
“The staff are very experienced and helpful. They treat kids as independent individuals and let them ‘work’ during the day, combining discipline with freedom. Michael and Jacob both like teacher Joshua a lot.”
” The school is wonderful! Loving, caring teachers, always attentive – our kids adore them! The balance between work and play is a major strength of Miniapple. The Director and the Assistant Director are great people!”
“I am happy to reconnect with you in my position as Parent Aware Recruiter at Think Small. I have such fond memories of you as my son’s teacher in 2007! I am forever grateful for you and the truly wonderful experiences we had from 2007-2010 at Miniapple! My son is now 10 years old and a 5th grader – and he is an exceptional student, thanks to all the great kindergarten readiness best practices he benefitted from during his 3 years at your program!”
“Thank you for everything you all have done over the years for Caden and Kama – and for us as parents. You all have given freely of yourselves to our children – and all children – and they are all richer for it. We’d like to extend a special thank you to Caden and Kama’s teachers and aides, as well as Lisa, for being directly involved on a daily basis with our children. We will sincerely miss our Miniapple family, and we thank you for helping us give Caden and Kama a great start in life.”
“We’ve realized just how lucky we are to feel so good about the care both of our sons get from everyone here. Thank you for this fantastic environment you create for our kids & for your important work!”
“The last seven years you have been so wonderful and caring to our two children. We can’t think of a better place to have brought our kids through these very special years. The kids have many great memories, and so do we!”
“We have had a wonderful experience over the past 4 1/2 years at Miniapple. Many thanks to the superb teachers for caring for our children so well. Our children have learned skills that will help them throughout their lives, and have developed loving, trusting relationships with the staff and other children. This has been a joyful journey for our family and we are ever so grateful.”
“Thank you for making Miniapple Montessori such a successful and fun program. Henry has learned so much, developed many lasting friendships, and grown into a responsible young man. Henry especially liked your high fives and tickles. You made him feel welcome and loved.”
“We are so lucky to have found you, and it was a wonderful place for Ivan. We appreciate your kindness, expertise, and everything you do.”
“There’s nothing better than dropping your kids at school and seeing how excited they are to be there. And when they come home, they are so proud to show what they learned! We can’t think of a better place for our girls.”
“Our child reaches out to her teachers, which is a great feeling! She smiles when we say their names and goes to the door when it’s time to leave our house. We know that all of you love her and care very much about her safety and happiness.”
“Both of our children, one quite shy, and the other quite outgoing, have thrived at this school. The supportive, dedicated staff and excellent teachers create an inviting and stimulating space where each child is nurtured and encouraged.”
“We have been at Miniapple for over 6 years now. We have had 2 children grow and learn there through the toddler and preschool program. I could not have imagined a better experience for my children or for us. Miniapple not only totally prepares children for their future education, but also gives them a very warm, caring environment in which to do so. The leadership and teachers at the Roseville Miniapple are first class! We would highly recommend Miniapple to anyone looking for more than just a “daycare”. I am sure your children would blossom here; ours did!”
"It is so hard to leave my child every morning, but today Deena was feeding her at pickup and made sure to burp and snuggle my daughter for a second before handing her over to me. It makes it easier to leave when she is so loved in her classroom! Thank you!"
"Ms. Rabia helped my children transition to Miniapple. She shows them love and care and makes them feel safe. There is something about the way that she talks to them that they really connect with. She teaches them and holds them to high expectations in such a loving way. Ms. Rabia, we really appreciate all that you do!"
"We’ve had at least one child at Miniapple Montessori since 2012. Our older daughter started when she was 7-months-old and finished when she was five-years-old. The staff at Miniapple took excellent care of her. When she was a baby, they taught her how to sleep on a cot, sit at a table, drink out of a cup, and use crayons and other art supplies to draw. As a toddler, they potty trained her for us! She knew how to use the bathroom by the time she was 1.5 years old. The toddler teacher taught her numbers and letters, as well as practical things like how to dress herself for going outside. My older daughter left Miniapple reading at a first-grade level, thanks to all the time her toddler and pre-K teachers spent teaching her letters, sounds, and how to put that all together to read. She also was advanced in her math skills, thanks to the staff at Miniapple. My younger daughter has been at Miniapple since she was 5-months-old, and is now in her last year of pre-school. We’ve had the same wonderful experience with her, and she is on track to be reading by the time she leaves Miniapple as well. I could not be more grateful to the staff at Miniapple for the loving care and patience they have shown both of my children, and for the time they have spent preparing them to succeed academically."
"Thank you, Ms. Aisha & Ms. Seung Jung, for teaching my child how to read! My child already had 1st-grade reading skills when she entered kindergarten this September at our local elementary school. She scored the highest in the class on her kindergarten reading assessment. She knows most of the sight words, all her letters and the majority of her letter sounds at the start of kindergarten. My child loves to read and to practice sounding out and memorizing new words. Thank you for teaching her these early reading skills! It has set her up well for the transition to kindergarten and has instilled the value & love of reading."
"Ms. Michelle set up a library check-out for my son to borrow books overnight. He Loves it! It makes him so excited to read new books each night. Thank you, Michelle, for always making my son feel so loved & special!"
"Ms. Katie and Ms. Jessica make it so easy to drop our little one off every morning. She always smiles and is so happy to see them. We couldn't ask for a more caring duo! Thanks for making our daughter feel so at home and loved!"
“We have truly loved our time with you and all the staff, and are grateful for the patience, encouragement, time and love you gave to our daughters. I am forever thankful for your help in raising such amazingly smart, confident, compassionate and independent little people. Thank you especially to Marie, Betsy, Monica and Maria. We look forward to coming back for visits and wish you the best in the coming school year!"
“Wonderful! Ms. Maria, Katie, Marie & Betsy are the best, but even the other teachers went out of their way to help & teach. Ms. Deb is fantastic – always easy to reach and willing to answer questions. Great balance of learning/fun/play. Our kids have grown so much since being at Miniapple. The school is a great size – not too big or too small, and clean.”
“The entire staff has been amazing, and Connor simply adores everything about the school (as do we!). We can only hope to find such a great staff and facility in Montana. We will miss the smiling faces and warm feeling we get each day we come to the school. Each person has touched our lives in some way and helped get Connor off to a wonderful start in his scholastic career.”
“We love Miniapple! Although our son has only been in the Infant Room, we think the world of Miniapple and all the staff there. Everyone is friendly, kind, and wonderful with all the kids. Having your first child is hard, and bringing them to a daycare even more difficult. Miniapple and the staff in the Infant Room made that transition easier on us. The warm, nurturing, loving environment makes us happy we can bring him to a wonderful place. We’ve even learned a lot about being (better) parents from bringing our son to Miniapple. Kudos to Mary and Priscilla in the Infant Room – they are excellent, so loving and great with Isaac.”
“Ms. Kiehne, How can I put into words the gratitude, the comfort, the peace of mind you have given me the last 3 years? Knowing I left my son in your loving care every day has made such a hard thing to do so much easier. You were like a second mom to him, as well as a teacher. Your kind, gentle way with him and his classmates leaves us parents feeling good about our choice in leaving our most treasured gift in your care. Not only did you open their eyes to all of the fundamentals of school/education, you have taught them the invaluable lessons of life…love, humor, manners, manner, and more manners, respect, compassion, and did I say manners? You will always hold a special place in both our hearts.”
“We are so pleased with our decision to send our son to Miniapple. Whether it has been the Infant or Toddler Room, our family has felt welcomed and treated as part of the Miniapple family. Ryan has developed and progressed faster than we had expected, and he absolutely loves coming to school every day. In fact, on weekends he often talks about his teachers and friends. It is a safe and nurturing environment. When we are at work, we are confident our son is receiving top notch care. We would recommend Miniapple to anyone looking for a first-class child care program. In the future, without hesitation, we will continue to have Miniapple be a part of our family.”
“I toured and researched at least a dozen Montessori schools. You are clearly the best of the best and I wouldn’t want my kids anywhere else! Even throughout our first year you continued to impress us. We will cry if either Ms. Monica or Ms. Prarthana leaves before all of my kids finish Kindergarten!”
“Ms. Kiehne and Ms. Tara are wonderful teachers and do a great job with Madison. They are both very nurturing and caring with the children and provide an excellent learning forum. I also very much appreciate the fact that this school does such a good job retaining their teachers – it makes me feel that much better as a parent knowing my daughter is in good hands. Thank you for all you do!”
“Teachers can make all the difference in the world. The kids spend so much time there! The MIM teachers seem to love and care about what they do and about each child. Even teachers from other classrooms (Children’s Houses) know the names of kids not in their class. For me, I can’t say enough about Ms. Marie!”
“We’re impressed by continued improvements to Miniapple in addition to the excellence we saw when we first started 1 ½ years ago. When we tell our child he is going to Miniapple in the morning, he’s comfortable and receptive to the idea, which lets us know he’s happy there. He comes home with positive new skills we know he didn’t learn at home. Thanks so much, Miniapple staff!!"
“We are always impressed with the cleanliness of the common areas. The building is a beautiful, welcoming facility. The breadth of subjects the children are exposed to is fantastic. We applaud the policy to not include pop culture in the daily classroom activities. This makes for a more wholesome educational experience.”
“Our two girls, ages 2 and 4, have been fortunate enough to attend Miniapple Montessori since they were born. In addition to the Montessori teaching style, one of the factors that drew us to Miniapple was the teacher tenure. Anytime you have teachers in a childcare/development environment with 10-15+ years of experience with the same organization, then you know that the ownership is focused on taking care of their talent as well as that of their students. Ultimately, our girls are the ones who have decided that Miniapple is their home. They look forward to playing with their friends and have a warm and caring relationship with their teachers. As a parent, it is comforting to know that our girls are receiving high quality care, and we have truly enjoyed the experience with our Miniapple family.”
“We cannot sing enough praises about your school! Emma really blossomed in the Kindergarten program under the gentle guidance of Ms. Marie. She has had the very best foundation possible and is now well prepared to enter 1st grade in the fall. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the teachers and Ms. Deb. We shall miss you all, especially Ms. Marie – it is because of teachers like you that our children are successful.”
“Miniapple Montessori is a wonderful school for our children. Our son started at Miniapple when he was 3 months old, and continued on until he was 6 years old. Our 2-year-old started when she was 5 months old, and she is now in pre-school at Miniapple. Our children always receive the best care, and we have not had any worries or concerns when we drop them off every morning. Even when our son had some medical issues, we felt comfortable that the staff would take the very best care of Nash at all times.”
Miniapple has become my home away from home, I'll be forever greatful for the friendly, caring community I have the privilege to work for. I love my job, my coworkers, the students and their families. The owner is constantly striving to make miniapple even better. Just last summer she opened a gorgeous outdoor classroom that all the students love. There is not one teacher that does not love their job at MIM, we all have a passion for education. We're an amazing team working together to make a bright community for students to explore and learn.
"5 stars without a doubt. Walked out today from dropping my daughter of thinking how happy I am that she's here. We are on year two here and it's amazing. Deb the director is fantastic, the teachers are excellent, the aids are very friendly and the education far exceeds any daycare we've been to before, this is our 2nd child. Our son went to 3 daycares due to moves and job changes and this is the 3rd and final for our daughter. We didn't necessarily come here for the Montessori way of education but I love it, it's exactly what our little girl needs. I feel safe and secure leaving my child here everyday to learn and play."
We wanted to say thank you SO much for the phenomenal care and education you provided our children! We just had our son's first grading period for kindergarten and I have attached his report so that you can share with Ms. Kiehne! His teacher is SO impressed with him; he is already reading at a first grade level and she said he shows so much leadership and respect in the classroom. This is all because of the amazing work of Ms. Kiehne and Miniapple! The public schools in our area are ranked in the top of the country so they have very high academic standards for the kids!
We are incredibly thankful for the community, learning environment and dedicated staff for the past 5 years at Miniapple. It offers peace of mind to know our girls have a safe, encouraging and tailored place to grow and learn. We highly recommend choosing MIniapple!
What a wonderful experience my sons have had at Miniapple. The families and caregivers are from many parts of the world blending in for the common good of all children. Our kids learned so much at this school. Our younger son has had special needs and their curriculum was geared towards his individual needs that we appreciated very much.