We are so happy that we found Kindred Montessori! Veronica, the owner, and her assistant, Leslee, are wonderful, well-qualified educators. Veronica uses an App, Brightwheel, to provide updates and pictures throughout the day of our little one. I really appreciate the communication, and the pictures always make my day brighter. We had some basic things that we were looking for in a childcare (clean, secure, access to outdoor play, healthy meals, etc.) and Kindred met all of our wants and more. Our son is thriving at Kindred. His vocabulary has blossomed in both English and Spanish, he is learning social skills, and he is so excited to go to “school” everyday. The location is ideal as Kindred is less than a block from the park. They go to the Morley Field Nature Exploration area everyday (rain or shine). Kindred’s space is also so appealing. They have an indoor and outdoor classroom and Kindred is set up to foster independence with kid-sized everything. They have the children doing things I would never think to engage my almost two year in. Children help prepare snack, one of our sons favorite activities, learn how to dress themselves, and they will even assist with potty training when the time comes. It’s so nice to feel like Veronica and Leslee are part of our parenting team. Veronica holds parent/guide conferences to check in and is always available to answer any questions or concerns we have about our sons behavior or development. One of the things we were concerned about was making sure our son is offered healthy meals. Kindred has someone who cooks nutritious meals for the children every week. Some other things we love about Kindred include Spanish-immersion, yoga, music, art, gardening, the use of non-toxic eco-friendly cleaners, and cloth diapers. It’s so hard to leave your little one, but I feel confident that our son is happy and thriving at Kindred. We are so thankful for the experiences our son is enjoying and feel confident that he is in good hands.