I was very hesitant about the Montessori structure. It sounded like a lot of marketing, but we pulled the trigger and sent our son at a fairly young age. We were absolutely amazed at how much and how fast he learned new things. My son was signing before he could speak. The staff is extremely hands on at all levels. We never have any concerns dropping our child off every morning at Alpha. Highly recommend it if you are in need of a child care center that provides more than just child care.