The Montessori School of Pleasanton applies educational philosophies and methods inspired by Maria Montessori. Montessori recognizes the potential of the young child and strives to develop the potential of each child through a "prepared environment." Specially trained Montessori teachers and unique teaching materials are utilized. The teacher prepares the classroom, observes the children, directs activities, and offers work according to the readiness and needs of each child. The school in Pleasanton, CA offers daycare and Montessori school instruction for children ages 18 months to 6 years. Childcare is available from 7:00AM to 6:00PM and Montessori instruction occurs between 8:30AM and 3:00PM.