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Merryhill School of Frisco

6850 Gaylord Parkway
Frisco, TX 75034

Phone:
(972) 334-9996

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

From the Director:

These are the years when learning should be both fun and full of discovery. We provide opportunities that encourage exploration and problem solving in a safe, nurturing environment. We build a sound academic, social and emotional foundation for future learning and achievement. Our preschool teachers guide children through an array of planned activities, free play and structured learning experiences. These include preparation for reading and math, and beginning Spanish and a wellness program. All these elements are presented in fun and exciting ways that help children grow successfully and happily.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
  • Visual literacy tools
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Water play and sand play
Other subjects taught Spanish and Sign Language

From the Director:

The early years present a unique window of opportunity to lay a foundation for lifelong learning. We know that the pace of brain development in children is unequaled during these precious first years. Substantive research supports the long-lasting advantages of early curriculum-based education. We cultivate an eagerness to learn by providing a myriad of opportunities for your child to develop intellectually, gain confidence, and strive for physical as well as emotional well-being. We purposely keep our classes small and conduct our programs within a safe, nurturing, and creative environment. We recognize that a multi-sensory, integrated curriculum is remarkably effective in teaching children new concepts and skills. Our preschool curriculum employs a variety of methods and focuses on activity-based learning nurtured through discovery and exploration.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

We know that your child is unique and learns in his or her own way. Acknowledging different learning styles is one way that we focus on your child's individual needs. We recognize that some children are especially good auditory learners, while others are visual and need to see pictures as well as draw them. We also understand that some children are tactile learners who need a more hands-on approach.

Merryhill School recognizes that your child needs support, encouragement, and personalized attention. Our individualized program is best suited to developing his or her skills and strengths, while addressing opportunities for growth. We keep classes small so that our teachers can pick up on your child's personality, preferences, and learning style, and tailor instruction according to his or her unique needs.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our Philosophy Encourages Family Involvement.
We know that parents play a critical role in their child's educational success and positive attitude toward learning. We promote partnerships between teachers and parents to create the best understanding of each child's strengths and opportunities. We encourage you to be involved and to talk regularly with teachers and the principal to support this sense of community in your child's school.

A Typical Day

We balance playtime with structured learning experiences that include preparation for reading and math, beginning Spanish, computers and a wellness program. Our preschool provides a safe, nurturing environment, and our caring teachers are dedicated to creating lifelong learners. Our Links to Learning Curriculum is an integrated series of programs that take advantage of a child's readiness to learn through fun, challenging and meaningful activities. We link parents to their child's classroom experiences by providing a monthly summary of their child's work and suggestions to continue the learning at home. It's part of a communication progress that keeps parents truly involved.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We know that parents play a critical role in their child's educational success and positive attitude toward learning. We promote partnerships between teachers and parents to create the best understanding of each child's strengths and opportunities. We encourage you to be involved and to talk regularly with teachers and the principal to support this sense of community in your child's school.

We also have e-news, daily reports, class information boards, two conferences a year and the principal is always available to parents.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school

Separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

We have visit days at the beginning of the school year to allow the children to get acclimated to their surroundings.