Our 4 year old daughter attends Real Education Enrichment Academy, and we are so thrilled to have found such an amazing preschool in Rancho Penasquitos. It is very different from traditional preschools. It is a home-based (non-Christian) preschool with low student-teacher ratio (currently 5:1). Eleanor (the preschool teacher/ owner) has taught and tutored for over 15 years, and her school, Real Education Enrichment Academy, has many of the qualities we loved (home-based, one-on-one instruction, small student-teacher ratio, and balance of academics and play). She blends the best of Montessori and non-Montessori educational tools and games from around the world and provides group and individualized instruction based on each child’s capability and needs (math, reading, writing, fine motor skills, etc). She also emphasizes on manners, social skills, respect for one another and respect for school items (books, school supplies, toys, etc). Because Eleanor is a reading specialist, she also shares her love for reading with her children and helps the children with their early-reading and phonics skills. We’ve recommended this school to several of our friends and 3 of them enrolled their children after their first visit to Real Education Enrichment Academy (they were very impressed with Eleanor and her school). Our daughter just loves going to Real Education Enrichment Academy and loves Miss Eleanor.