Why StarCreek Summer Programs are Better Than Traditional Summer Programs

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Enrolling your child in an educational summer program is a great way to ensure that he or she continues to learn and discover new things while the regular school year is not in session. However, not all summer programs are created equal, and there are distinct benefits to the summer programs at The Montessori School at StarCreek.

All summer programs are founded on the principles of The Montessori Method, which encourages independent discovery, self-paced learning, and personal responsibility. StarCreek’s approach to Montessori education is even more unique, as it is enhanced with extracurricular activities including computer-based lessons, music education, and science experiments.

With convenient locations in Allen and North Dallas, The Montessori School at StarCreek can provide your child with an excellent educational foundation from infancy through elementary school. For a closer look at our programs, visit our website or call our StarCreek location at (972) 727-2800 or North Dallas location at (972) 985-8844. 

Summer Activities for the Home to Build on Montessori Education

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If your child is a Montessori student, he or she is probably enthusiastic about discovering new information and practicing the skills learned in the classroom. To encourage your child’s positive attitude, use these fun and educational activities that reflect The Montessori Method at home.

Gardening and composting
Both the Allen and North Dallas campuses have outdoor gardens where students can grow flowers, fruits, and vegetables while exploring the wonders of nature within a contained ecosystem. Starting a garden and composting at home will further develop your child’s enthusiasm for making new discoveries outdoors. Plus, the jobs of managing compost containers, watering plants, and maintaining the garden will help your child maintain the sense of personal responsibility he or she has developed in The Montessori classroom.

Making music
Whether your child enjoys singing, playing an instrument, or getting creative making music with everyday objects, it is beneficial to keep a musical influence in your child’s life through the summer. You might also encourage your child to listen to music to deepen his or her appreciation of the art.

Cooking and baking
You can help your child practice math using materials similar to those in the Montessori classroom by making cooking a family activity. Following recipes and measuring ingredients will mimic the structure of a Montessori math lesson and help to boost your child’s self confidence by allowing him or her to create a meal from scratch. You should encourage your child to put away ingredients and clean up before leaving the kitchen, because Montessori students are taught to put away all learning materials before moving on to the next activity.

To discover Montessori programs fit for your child’s summer education in Dallas or Allen, contact The Montessori School at StarCreek by visiting our website today. You can also reach us by calling (972) 985-8844 for our North Dallas location or (972) 727-2800 for our campus in Allen. 

Real World Preparation with a Montessori Education [INFOGRAPHIC]

A Montessori education at a private elementary school like The Montessori School at StarCreek is extremely beneficial to your child’s future. One of the ways in which Montessori schools prepare children for success in life is through the development of executive function. Executive function includes planning, organization, and time management skills, all of which are emphasized in the Montessori “Follow the Child” teaching method. Check out this infographic to see how The Montessori Program can give your child the skills he needs to succeed in and beyond elementary school. Please share with your friends and family!

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Summer Programs Offered at The Montessori School at StarCreek

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Montessori educational programs are designed to support the natural process of learning that takes place from early childhood through adolescence. During this time, children are capable of learning independently through lessons that inspire the senses and encourage children to dig deeper for more information. To get your child involved in The Montessori Method this summer, enroll him or her in one of the summer programs at StarCreek in North Dallas or Allen.

Summer programs are offered for early infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and upper and lower elementary school students.  Infants and toddlers may attend programs on a two, three, or five day per week basis with classes spanning half or full days. Each program includes age-appropriate curriculums guided by Montessori-trained instructors who closely monitor students to design lessons that will continue to nurture every child’s enthusiasm for learning. Lower and Upper Elementary programs are enhanced by lessons in fine art, botany, foreign languages, and music.

If you are interested in enrolling your child in one of the summer programs at The Montessori School at StarCreek, contact our North Dallas location at (972) 985-8844, or call (972) 727-2800 to reach us in Allen. Visit our website to find more detailed information about our distinctive summer programs and regular season curriculum.

What Are the Benefits of a Summer Education for Your Child?

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Young children have the ability to quickly learn a wealth of new skills and information as they discover the world around them, but many kids miss out on the opportunity to continue learning through the summer season when school is not in session. If you want to encourage your child to keep learning through the summer so that he or she is well-prepared for the next school year, you should consider a summer education program with The Montessori School at StarCreek. Here are just a few of the distinct advantages that enrollment in a summer program can offer.

Building existing skills
Your child should not have to wait until summer is over to start expanding on the skills and knowledge gained during the previous school year. In fact, enrolling your child in a summer education program will allow your child to learn even more than he or she might in the fall, because the class sizes in summer programs tend to be smaller and more focused on auxiliary curriculums that will result in more refined skill sets.

Avoiding summer learning loss
When children are not engaged in educational activities, they can actually back slide and start to forget information they learned over the last year. With this pattern of summer learning loss, teachers will need to dedicate class time to review rather than introduce new material when the next semester starts.

Maintaining social interaction
Making friends is important for children of all ages, and summer is a great time for children to build lasting friendships through interaction at summer programs. Even if your child is reading or doing other educational activities at home, he or she may be missing out on opportunities to connect with peers and grow socially.

For a closer look at the summer programs offered at The Montessori School at StarCreek, visit our website or call our North Dallas location at (972) 985-8844. To reach us at our Allen campus, call (972) 727-2800. Each of our beautiful campuses offers Montessori programs for children from infancy to elementary school to establish the positive habits needed to become a lifelong learner.

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