When Marcus first started at Sunrise as a four year old, I was concerned about him being in a class with younger children. Would he get the academics he needed, too? It’s almost a year later and my worries are no longer there. Marcus has grown and matured a lot in this past year, becoming more independent and self-sufficient. He loves all his friends and his teacher. Best of all, he not only knows the general basics like numbers and letters, but has “wowed” us by knowing the states and their capitals. The Montessori environment has benefited him and I’m glad I gave it a chance.