Montessori International School

Oakland, CA

No longer in business

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Home-Based Daycare/Preschool
Regina (Jenny) Clemente
Upper Rockridge on Acacia Ave.
Maximum Capacity: 
Language(s) Spoken: 
English, Spanish
Ages Served: 
0 months - 72 months
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Additional Services & Features: 
K-5 afterschool available
Editors' Notes: 
  • The State suspended this daycare's License on 5/4/2015

Parent Reviews

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I am delighted to recommend Jenny Clemente and her Montessori International School! Jenny is a gentle, creative, and nurturing teacher. We are so grateful to have found her! My son is 2.5 and has lots of creative energy and curiosity. Jenny is incredible at helping him find creative and stimulating outlets for that energy. He loves going to "Jenny's house" and thrives under her tender and thoughtful instruction. He always has lots to explore. And I have noticed-in addition to his budding interest in reading and letters and numbers and "artwork"-his social skills have really developed in the time he has been with her. To my delight, he consciously shares and takes turns; if someone else has a toy he wants, he waits until it becomes available. Jenny always greets him at the door with a bright smile and activities that capture his imagination. She has also been incredibly flexible with our full work schedules. And we feel great knowing our son is in a safe, warm, and nurturing place!

Archived Reviews: 


May 2014

I would like to recommend Jenny's at-home daycare, the Montessori International School. My daughter has been going to ''Jenny's house'' for over a year now, and in that short time she has grown so much both mentally and emotionally. Jenny is an experienced Montessori educator, and she incorporates a play-based curriculum through which my almost three-year-old daughter has already learned her colors, numbers, shapes, and ABC's! What I love about Jenny's daycare is that she provides a warm and loving home environment (in a beautiful and safe neighborhood!), combined with a focus on education. And as a first time mom, I have learned a lot from her, myself. Jenny has a couple of preschool (age 2 and up) spots opening up now. Ariana

Nov 2013

We'd like to recommend Jenny's daycare in her home in Upper Rockridge. We are first-time-parents, both with full time jobs, and were very anxious to secure daycare for our baby. Jenny met us several times to answer our questions and patiently waited for our baby's arrival. Our baby started going to Jenny's at 3 months and has been thriving there. We feel that she is cared for well and she has been hitting all her developmental milestones. Most importantly, she smiles at and laughs with Jenny and the other caregivers everyday at dropoff and pickup times. Jenny is a wonderful, caring person, and we feel that she cares for and looks after us as well as our baby!

July 2013

My 2-year-old daughter has been attending Jenny Clemente's at-home daycare Montessori International Children's House for the last 3 months, and I have been very happy with the care Jenny and her assistants have provided. When my daughter first started there, Jenny told me that she becomes your family--and it's true. My daughter was underweight, and Jenny took extra care to make sure she ate well every day. She also helped me wean her from the pacifier, and has given me great tips that I would never have known as a first time mom. I never worry about my daughter when she is with Jenny, because I know she is safe and happy. I recommend calling her if you're looking for a daycare--I believe she has a couple of preschool spots that are opening up!

June 2013

I would like to recommend Jenny Clemente's Montessori International Children's House in Upper Rockridge. My son (12 mo) and daughter (almost 3) have been in Jenny's care for the past eight months and ''Jenny's house'' has become a second home to them. An experienced Montessori educator, Jenny provides a preschool curriculum in addition to the daycare. The children learn by doing and playing in a warm and nurturing environment. In keeping with the Montessori philosophy, the younger children learn from older children and older children reinforce their own learning by teaching mastered concepts to the younger ones. Feel free to contact me for more information or call Jenny herself @ 510-655-2740

Sept 2012

I would like to recommend Montessori International School/Daycare. Jenny is the owner, and she has been incredibly kind and generous to my son. My son has been at Jenny's for over a year now, and has blossomed under her care. My reserved kid is now far more outgoing and loves learning new things. Jenny has always been generous with her time, helping me with any new parent questions I may have. She has been a teacher for over 25 years. I am so glad we found her. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me!

Sept 2012

I would like to recommend Jenny Clemente's Montessori International School, a home based daycare in Upper Rockridge. Both of our boys, ages 2.5 and 5 months, are now attending. Jenny is a very loving and comforting provider, who cares deeply about each child. She takes time to develop nurture each child's interests, and develops activities specific to those interests. Our older son can't wait to go to Jenny's house each day, and is enthusiastic about seeing all of his friends and teachers (Jenny also has one or more loving and patient assistant teachers). I also feel comfortable leaving our infant son, who always has a huge smile once Jenny opens the door.

August 2011

I just wanted to highly recommend my daycare run by Jenny Clemente, as I believe she has some infant slots opening up in the near future. My daughter is 2 yrs old, and has been attending since she was 6 mos old. Jenny and her assistants are loving and amazing with the children. My girl is learning so much with them, feels so loved and is having a is written all over her face when I drop her off and pick her up every day. HAPPY. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, or contact Jenny herself at 510.655.2740.

March 2011

I would love to recommend Jenny Clemente. she runs a wonderful nuturing daycare out of her home in upper Rockridge called Montessori International Children's House. Jenny's a former Montessori teacher with at least 20 years experience. She accepts children from birth - kindergarten and gives them each the love and care they need. I've never met anyone as warm and loving as Jenny. Jenny Clemente: 510-655-2740 Z.

Nov 2010

Hi Parents,

I know how hard the search for daycare is, so I just wanted to post a review of my daycare, in case it would be helpful. My 16 mos old daughter has been attending Jenny's daycare, Montessori International Children's House, for almost a year now.

Being a first time mom, the reason i initially picked Jenny's daycare is because of the colossal amount of loving energy Jenny has for all of the kids in her care. Going back to work after maternity leave is so hard, but having Jenny in my corner has made it effortless. I know my daughter is being cuddled and loved and I'm always excited to see what new things she has learned with Jenny. And for me, the fact that when I drop her off in the morning, she smiles and waves bye bye to me as she runs over to Jenny (NO crying or separation anxiety)...that says everything.

Jenny has also been very flexible with my freelance work schedule, which I greatly appreciate.

Feel free to email me if you have any specific questions about Jenny's daycare service. Lisa

August 2009

I am writing to recommend Jenny Clemente's home preschool and daycare. Jenny is a warm, dynamic and loving teacher with many years experience as a Montessori school teacher and many more running her own preschool and daycare. Jenny fosters open, caring relationships between the children in her care and helps them learn through an amazing range of creative, fun daily activities catered to the individual interests of each child. Contact: Jenny Clemente, 510 655 2740

March 2009

Montessori Preschool and Daycare in Upper Rockridge with openings Serves children ages 0-5 from 7am-6pm. Extended hours as well as overnight care are available in a caring and safe environment. Jenny Clemente is a Certified and Credentialed Montessori teacher whose cares for your child as though they are her own. My son has been with her since he was 3 months old and loves going to \x93Jenny school\x94. Call (510) 655-2740
Contact: Jenny Clemente, (510) 655-2740

Jan 2009

I would like to recommend Jenny's Day Care in Rockridge. We have only been sending our daughter there for several months but it is great. Jenny has ~11 children ages 1-5y (although she takes kids several weeks old). She is very loving and gives lots of hugs and cuddling. She has been doing this for 20+ years and is very experienced, also does Montessori method. She seems to know what each child needs and treats each one individually. She takes care of the kids' physical needs (eating, diapering, etc) while focusing more on their emotional/intellectual needs (learning, independence, play) and makes it look easy. She is fantastic. Unfortunately we need to cut back our hours with her and so she will have an opening. You can contact Jenny Clemente 510-655-2740 at International Montessori School in Upper Rockridge (Acacia Ave). Contact: Jenny Clemente, 510-655-2740

March 2007

Re: Need a Home-based, Loving Preschool
Please call Jenny Clemente who is an experienced Montessori educator and extremely loving, patient, caring person. Her home- based daycare/preschool is called Montessori International School and is on Florence Ave in Upper Rockridge. I sent my son there for two years. Jenny's number is (510) 655-2740. Good luck. Linda