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Preston Kiddie Kollege

4438 Legendary Drive
Frisco, TX 75034

(214) 618-9885


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Montessori

From the Director:

Our classrooms include centers which are open to the students during free-play time, but our schedule also includes certain periods of the day in which teachers are directly leading activities within the curriculum. The students receive both teacher- and self-motivated learning styles during the day.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

We perform assessments at regular intervals to see where each child is developmentally. By doing this, the teachers can adjust the curriculum to make it more challenging for those who are ahead, go over concepts again that children are having problems with, or approach it from a different way for a child that may have a different learning style.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our Philosophy: Preston Kiddie Kollege is dedicated to providing a safe, supportive, consistent, challenging and holistic environment for children. The environment offers emotional and social support with clearly defined cognitive learning objectives. It also presents a variety of multicultural experiences that support the integrity of each child's family. We seek diversity among the children and families participating in this program that are consistent with the policies of State of Texas. Each child's day has an individual rhythm as well as a predictable flow. To support this balance, we provide a warm, nurturing setting that encourages children to learn through hands-on experimental activities. Our staff receives on-going teacher training to keep current with the complex and changing needs of children. Achieving our goals is dependent upon consistent, open, and positive communication between family and staff members. This communication is essential to meet the needs of parents, children and Preston Kiddie Kollege. We hope that this fosters a unique and beneficial experience for everyone involved in the program.

Our Goals for Your Child: Our goals at Preston Kiddie Kollege is to address all the areas of development your child will experience in early childhood; emotional, social, cognitive, creative and physical and to impart to your child a positive self-concept and a positive attitude toward learning, to give them confidence as a learner. We will help your child develop self-control and help him/her to develop relationships of mutual respect with adults and children. We will guide them as they develop a curiosity about the world they live in. We promise to encourage their natural creativity, independence, imagination and personal initiative. We will help them understand the perspectives of others and respect social and cultural diversity. We want what you want! We want your child to grow, develop and learn to be the best they can be.

A Typical Day

We open in the gym for our older children with either an activity or short video. Our children then go to their classrooms to eat breakfast and start their day. Children are usually offered free-play time until circle time at 9:15, as children are usually still being dropped off until this time. Circle time includes talking about the date, any special events for the day, and also gives an overview of what will be covered during the day's curriculum. Teachers also take this time to sing songs, read books, or recite nursery rhymes that follow with the curriculum. The preschool children children rotate through morning activities including, library time, music time, art time, computer time, or playground/PE time depending on the day. After returning from PE/outside time, the children will have a morning snack and begin their morning activity, which is led by the teacher. After they finish their activity, they are given time to chose from a selection of self-led activities set out by the teacher. The children then eat lunch and go to lay on their cots for naptime. Our older classrooms use this time as a literary time, and teachers will read to their students before going down for a nap. The children nap for about 1 and 1/2 to 2 hours. Upon waking up, the children are offered an afternoon snack. After snack, they will begin their afternoon activity. After their activity, they are taken outside for about 30 minutes to get some physicial activity. When they return to the classroom, they are offered free-play at centers, as this is the time when parents are usually picking up. Computers are considered a center in our pre-k classrooms and are offered on a daily basis.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We provide our parents with regular communication including daily reports of their child's day, a weekly newsletter and lesson plan from the teacher, a monthly newsletter from administration, and other communications sent out from the director or administrator. We also host a parent portal exclusive to our parents where they can view regularly updated announcements from our administrator. We also send out notifications when we do service projects, such as our Frisco Family Services school supply drive this fall or our Holiday gift drive we will be doing this winter. We also post our progress toward our goal set for giving in our lobby and on the parent portal. We have offered 4 parent seminars this year, including lectures on art and child development, positive discipline, childhood illnesses, and learning styles. We have also hosted 3 parent meetings to talk about school policies and get feedback from the parents. There have been 3 all-school celebrations where parents have been invited to come with their children to the school on a weekend or an evening for either family picnics, holiday parties, etc. Most of our children feed into the Frisco ISD school system. We feel that Frisco ISD is an excellent district, and thus parents do not need guidance to choose other schools, unless preferred. We are in the process of starting a Parent Association in which a group that includes parents from each classroom meets on a quarterly basis and talks about the school and family matters including events for the school.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

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


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school

Handling Separation: From the Director

We invite parents to bring the children to the school previous to enrollment to meet the teacher and their classmates. This will also familiarize them with the classroom setting. We can also send out articles on preparing your child for preschool and separation. Our teachers are trained to help with separation and will be sure to help the child feel secure in their new environment.