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Warren Montessori School

10247 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX 75035

Phone:
(214) 387-8202

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

From the Director:

The Montessori Method enhances social skills. The children learn kindness, courtesy and respect for the rights of others, they learn independence and responsibility. The Method allows the child to learn the way she learns best by doing things herself. In a Montessori classroom the material is specially designed. It is simple, attractive and self correcting. The child can choose his own work and work at his own pace in a non-competitive environment.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
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  • A well-stocked bookcase
  • Picture cards, object boxes and sand paper letters
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
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
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
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught Every week we offer Music, Spanish and Computer classes. Gardening and Nature Study are also a part of the curriculum. Children do cooking and art projects on a regular basis.

From the Director:

Infants- In the infant classroom there is a low student / teacher ratio. Our staff, well versed in the Montessori Method, realizes that even a pre-verbal child can communicate through the use of movements. The prepared environment and sensorial training, which Dr. Montessori developed, is consistent with developmental needs and capabilities of a very young child. The infant room at Warren Montessori is a piece of art. The toys and other objects in the room are carefully selected. The room is calm and quiet so that an infant can concentrate on what he is doing. Too much noise and over stimulation can make an infant drowsy and sleepy, blocking out all possibility of learning. Pre-Primary (Toddler) Program- The toddler program is geared to the development of motor skills. The children at this age love to work on practical life and sensorial exercises. Since the material is attractive and placed on low shelves it is easily accessible to the children. There are many activities for the development of language. Vocabulary building, rhyming words, sequencing and opposites are just a few ways in which a child's language is developed. Social skills are taught. Sharing and taking turns aid care and concern for each other are included in the daily lessons plan. The teacher or caregiver sets the tone of a child's day. She provides a wealth of opportunity in which he can educate his mind. Due to their limited attention span the toddlers work in half hour sessions. Toilet training takes place in this classroom. Primary Program- The children in the primary classroom range from 3-6 years. Between 3-4 years, the child shows an interest in exercises preparing him/her for writing. Objects like knobbed cylinders, geometric cabinets, sand paper letters and metal insets all help in the refinement of the eye hand co-ordination. He can handle a pencil and is interested in reproducing the letters of the alphabet. The equipment the child uses at this stage will help him/her to develop the concentration and working habits necessary for more advanced exercises to be performed at the ages of 5 to 6 years. It is the intent of the Teacher to provide guidance and a positive experience allowing them to make choices within set limits. All this creates a viable atmosphere.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

The Montessori directress has many jobs to do. Unlike the teacher in a traditional school, the Montessori directress is not the center of the classroom. Instead, she is very often hardly noticeable in the room as the children are working. She has no desk and spends her time working with children at child-sized tables or on the rug. The directress must be a keen observer of children and needs to have a clear idea of each child's individual level of development. She then determines what materials are best for each child to work with. She guides each individual child in this way and helps him learn the proper use of each material. She must be flexible and willing to try new ideas to help each child. Your child will come to see the directress as a friendly helper and guide, someone who is there when needed, but thinks for herself.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our mission is to establish a foundation of life long learning in a challenging yet nurturing environment. Through the development of self worth, the child grows into a contributing member of our society. The Montessori Method of teaching fosters a natural desire for the enjoyment of learning and allows each child to follow his or her own intrinsic curiosity. This method was developed a century ago by a young Italian physician named Maria Montessori. Her notion that children learn through hands on activity, that the preschool years are a time of critical brain development and that parents should be partners in their children's education, are now widely accepted.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We encourage open communication with the school and the family. Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled twice a year.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Phone Calls
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Parents in classroom early on