• Reasons to Enroll Your Child in a Montessori School at an Early Age

    Young Girl Student Sitting in School Desk Writing the Alphabet

    As soon as people are born, they begin to learn. By the time most children start school, they have already passed through some of the most important learning years of their lives. What everyone learns during the earliest stages of their lives places the foundation for all future knowledge.

    The Montessori Method promotes early learning for the benefit of its youngest students, so their education proceeds in a natural, rewarding way. The advantages of enrolling your child in a Montessori preschool or daycare program at a young age include:

    • Rewarding Interaction. Active interaction with others at an early age actually helps the brain develop in a way that makes it easier to absorb information and succeed later in life. In a Montessori school, children learn through engaging, age-appropriate work that requires them to develop their problem-solving skills.
    • Flexible Learning. All students learn at different paces, and traditional schools confine children to a single speed, meaning many students are actually taught at a level they are not suited for. In a Montessori school, children learn at their own pace, studying on their own without interruption under the guidance of their teachers.
    • Improved Social Skills. In order to succeed in school and in life, everyone must develop social and emotional skills that enable effective and appropriate interaction. In Montessori daycare and preschool, children work closely with other children as well as on their own, learning both cooperation and independence.

    For more information about how a Montessori preschool or daycare plan can give your child a rich and full educational experience, contact one of The Montessori Schools in Starcreek (Allen) at (972) 727-2800, in North Dallas at (972) 985-8844, or in West Plano at (972) 618-8844. 

  • This Week at the Montessori School at StarCreek: Journey of Discovery!

    This Tuesday, September 20, from 7 – 8 pm, the Montessori School at StarCreek will host “Journey of Discovery”, a parent education night.

    Come be a part of this fun event! We’d love to see you there.

    The Montessori School at Starcreek
    915 Ridgeview
    Allen, Texas 75013

    *Alternate care needed for children

  • How the Montessori Method Encourages Creativity


    Every child is born with a spark of genius. According to the Montessori philosophy, that spark is dimmed by traditional teaching methods. What Montessori private schools seek to accomplish—in daycare, preschool, and elementary school—is to develop a plan for each child that brings out his or her inherent creative side.

    • According to the schools’ founder, Dr. Maria Montessori, children must have the freedom to decide what they are interested in and to investigate their interests at their own pace. They must be free to stumble across solutions on their own as they explore the world around them. Through a balance of play and learning , Montessori students develop the independence, confidence, and sense of self-discipline that are fundamental to the learning process.
    • In order for children’s creative sides to properly develop, they must be in an orderly environment that will nurture their creativity and provide the tools they need to explore. Instead of simply memorizing answers and learning to take tests, students in a Montessori daycare choose their own assignments from materials that are designed to be interesting, engaging, and challenging for their level of development. In an art project, for example, a Montessori teacher will provide students with the techniques and materials they need to create, rather than telling them what to create.
    • Montessori learning is active, not passive. Instead of sitting and listening to a teacher, a Montessori student learns by exploring the environment and sharing knowledge with others. Unlike traditional schools, Montessori schools are not graded by age. Instead, older children work and learn side by side with younger children. Students are grouped according to interest and ability, which enables them to learn and develop at their own speed.

    Want to learn more about why Montessori daycare and elementary school is the best educational choice you can make for your child? Contact one of The Montessori Schools in Starcreek at (972) 727-2800, in West Plano at (972) 618-8844, or in North Dallas at (972) 985-8844.

  • Tonight at Montessori School of North Dallas: Journey of Discovery!

    From 7 – 8 pm, the Montessori School of North Dallas will host “Journey of Discovery”, a parent education night.

    Come be a part of this fun event! We’d love to see you there.

    The Montessori School
    of North Dallas

    18303 Davenport Road
    Dallas, Texas 75252

    *Alternate care needed for children

  • Preschool Montessori Activities: Improving a Child’s Grip

    One essential life skill that many young children find challenging is learning to firmly grip an object in their hands. Fortunately, there are many simple activities that children can perform to develop their holding skills.

    This video demonstrates one such activity, which involves a sponge and a child-safe squeezing tool. Simply by squeezing water out of a sponge, children can practice holding an object and using it for a specific purpose. It’s a simple, easy activity that teaches an invaluable skill. 

    Want to make sure your child gets started off on the right foot? If you are interested in learning more about the Montessori Method, then contact one of The Montessori Schools in Starcreek (Allen) at (972) 727-2800, in North Dallas at (972) 985-8844, or in West Plano at (972) 618-8844.