Put simply, we love this school. Our five-year-old and three-year-old boys both attended AMC from the time they were babies up until we moved to a new town two months ago.
When I toured AMC five years ago, two things struck me: the peaceful learning environment and the sense of caring from the teachers and staff. The classroom environment at AMC is very calm and orderly, without being harsh and controlling. The children still have lots of fun, but are not loud, disruptive or chaotic. And the staff and teachers treat students and their parents more like part of an extended family than customers. They were personally invested in the physical, emotional, and intellectual well-being of my children, and I felt quite secure every day leaving my kids in their care.
The owners, Ms. Afia and Mr. Mazhar, and the director, Ms. Sarah, were always very in tune with our family's needs. When my oldest son broke his arm, we had to keep him home for several weeks to give his bones time to heal post-surgery. Ms. Afia and Mr. Mazhar were gracious and accommodating during this time. And when one of the boys was sick for more than a couple of days, we would inevitably get a call from Ms. Sarah checking on him to make sure he was OK.
And all that doesn't even touch on the top-notch curriculum at AMC. I love the Montessori system, which emphasizes both practical and academic skills, gives the children some freedom to choose their activities, and keeps learning fun. I was continually amazed by what new knowledge my children would come home with each day. Continents, state capitols, addition, subtraction, just as examples--all at a Pre-K level. My children learned all about different countries and cultures as well, something I think is very important in this interconnected world. And AMC offers great facilities and a variety of on-campus, third-party extracurricular activities.
I cannot say enough good things about this school. We miss them every day--I wish we could have moved AMC and all the people there with us to our new home. I highly recommend AMC to anyone looking for a daycare/preschool in Plano.
What a fantastic school. Can't say enough great things about it. If we didn't have to relocate near downtown to cut back on commute time we would have happily kept our two girls there. A year later and we still greatly miss the people and place.
My four year old grandson is enrolled at AMC, and the experience has been wonderful! There are a variety of extra-curricular activities for him, and he is learning to be responsible, inquisitive, and helpful. I love the education he is getting. He will be so well prepared for elementary school! His teachers and the administrators are all caring individuals. I feel so welcome whenever I visit his classroom. This is a great place!
My daughter started going here when she was 6 months old. I couldn't be happier with the teachers or the faculties! She loves her teacher and gets excited about going everyday.
We started my son here approximately a year ago when I started working again. While it took him a while to acclimate, he loves going to school and will happily greet all of the staff and other parents. They were pretty accommodating when he needed outside help and seem to know all of the kids.
The one criticism I would have is that there is no organized parents' night out or other events that would help the parents get to know each other and give them a better feel for who their kids are fiends with. The few times I've interacted with other children's parents they've also indicated that it would be nice to have more things like this.
However, my primary concern is how well a place meets my son's needs, and I think that they've exceeded my expectations over time.