Little Thinkers Montessori
The Little Thinkers child learns through the academic and experiential process, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, and influenced by the culturally diverse atmosphere of Brooklyn, students learn to care for and respect themselves, others and the earth. Students in the early childhood program acquire tools for individual fulfillment, academic excellence, physical, social, and moral development, as well as confidence and independence for lifelong learning.
Little Thinkers MontessoriOur daughter attended for a few weeks as backup childcare in the Spring. The owner Serah was great at communicating, our daughter was happy and the space is beautiful.
Little Thinkers MontessoriWe sent our son there last spring when our regular childcare was briefly disrupted and they were fantastic. Very flexible, smooth communication, they make and serve all meals on site, and they have outdoor space and a gorgeous inside area. My son was happy and so were we.
shoutout to Little Thinkers Montessori preschool and afterschoolI wanted to recommend a new(ish) preschool in Center Park Slope, Little Thinkers Montessori, on 6th Avenue and Carroll. My 3-year-old attended for several weeks when he was between schools and really loved it. Months later, he still remembers the activities and staff from Little Thinkers. The owner, Serah Kaiel, is responsive by text and email, and she and her staff provide lunch and snacks. They also have an afterschool program from 3pm-6pm for kids ages 4-10 and will pick up from nearby schools, including PS 321, PS 282, and Berkeley Carroll. You can reach out to Serah if you'd like more info about the afterschool options at https://littlethinkersmontessori.com/contact/ or 347-996-2688.
Review from the Fall 2022 Early Education SurveyReview: We loved Little Thinkers. Our daughter attended the school at their Clinton Hill location from March 2020 through the summer of 2021. The curriculum was thoughtfully curated. Our daughter had a blast every day and learned to be an independent little lady. Serah, who runs the school, was an incredible resource for us. She advised us multiple times on ways to guide our little one through some really tough times. Her background in early childhood education is invaluable. We unfortunately moved out of the neighborhood so changed school in the fall of 2021 and we have yet to find a teacher or principal as knowledge as Serah. It also goes without saying the program is a true Montessori education which we loved. Lastly, I saw a review that said they wished there had be more communication during the day. My daughter's new school did have brightwheel during the day - while that is nice to feel more plugged in - Serah's daily personal reports about our child and support whenever we needed it to me was more valuable than an app that posts photos of what was happening during the day. We just had a second child and if we were closer to the new location we'd be there in a heartbeat. Amenities: Has outdoor space, Has after-school options, Has early morning hours, Provides meals
Little Thinkers MontessoriLittle Thinkers Montessori is a hidden gem in Park Slope. My son attended part time this spring, and I can't say enough good things. It's a small school with flexible options (full time, afterschool/extended day, and summer camp) and the director, Serah, is wonderful. They follow the Montessori method and have a strong focus on independence. In just a few weeks at Little Thinkers, my 3.5 year old started to dress himself, get his own snacks and water and have an easier time leaving the house. Serah creates a calm environment that includes yoga, which my son discovered that he loves. They provide all meals and snacks, which is a plus. All of the teachers he had were great and he loves learning and growing with Little Thinkers.
Little Thinkers MontessoriLittle Thinkers Montessori is a fantastic mixed-age Montessori school in the heart of Park Slope. My son has been attending this school since the beginning of the school year and is thriving; he is so happy there and has learned so much already, from putting on his shoes and clothes to learning months and days of the week (he only just turned three). The school promotes independence and builds on the little ones' interests. The teachers are attentive, caring, and nurturing, and the school director, Serah, is terrific. She is extremely knowledgeable about early childhood education, and her presence is warm and comforting. She is very involved and invested in the kids' well-being and education. She is always available during the day via texts and sends regular photos of what the kiddos are doing. The school is very well equipped and clean and has a little backyard. They provide snacks and lunch daily and it is so nice that the little ones can share the same meal. I can only say good things; it is a wonderful place for any kid!
Little Thinkers MontessoriI'd like to put in a good word for Little Thinkers now that they have a new location in Park Slope. My daughter attended their former location for nearly a year and a half and we were really satisfied. It's a mixed-age program with true Montessori practices and the director Serah is wonderful. The children spend a lot of time outdoors learning about nature, making artwork, and playing with the large selection of Montessori toys. The school provides meals which was extremely helpful for me as a working parent. Serah was very accessible throughout the day over text if I had any questions, and would alert me quickly if there were any problems. She's extremely knowledgeable about early childhood so she was also a great resource for me if I had any questions about how to handle certain toddler phases or situations. Overall it was a really nurturing environment for my little one, especially while we were navigating the pandemic, and I highly recommend it.
Review from the Fall 2021 Early Childhood Education SurveyType of facility: Preschool Review: It's a small Montessori program so it's mixed age. My daughter is very happy there. They provide meals and have a small outdoor garden. They don't wear masks, which I was a bit concerned about at first, but there aren't many kids in attendance and all the teachers are masked/vaccinated, so it doesn't worry me that much anymore. I do wish we got more updates throughout the day about what the kids are doing/eating/etc but her school director is available over text to answer questions and I usually get to chat with her or one of the teachers at pickup. The school director Serah is fantastic. What amenities does the facility provide? Has outdoor space, Has after-school options, Has early morning hours, Provides meals What would you change about the program, if anything, and why? The only thing I'd change is I'd love to get a daily update through the Brightwheel app or something similar. Is there anything you would like to add about how the school handled the pandemic? Despite the kids not wearing masks, the school took the pandemic very seriously. We were required to test the family if we traveled over the holiday. When we had an exposure we told her school and they alerted the other parents, and we kept her home the rest of the week. There hasn't been an outbreak or anything like that.