Children's Garden Montessori School
Houston, TX 77098
The Children’s Garden Montessori School was founded in 1984. The current owner, Anne Edwards, has been directing the school since 1990 and owned it since 1991. The school has built an excellent reputation in the community as an outstanding Montessori preschool with many current students that are siblings of former students.
The Children’s Garden Montessori School provides a learning experience for children ages 6 weeks through 6 years. The classroom is an environment carefully prepared to the “sensitive periods” for learning. These periods manifest in the child’s fascination for learning a specific characteristic or skill at a particular time. The school takes advantage of this by providing an environment with materials that appeal to the various senses and satisfy the sensitive periods through which a child passes. Each child gradually earns the freedom to select activities which correspond to his or her own natural desire to learn.
Many attractive materials are arranged on low shelves within easy reach of the children. Small tables, chairs, rugs and mats serve as work areas. The children engage in activities which require specific movements that develop muscular control and coordination while doing their work. They may be seen walking, carrying, pouring, sweeping, and conversing during the day. The Montessori classroom is a happy, active environment.
The classroom also provides freedom within a social setting. Every individual has the freedom to pursue their own needs, as long as that freedom does not interfere with others’ rights and needs. Social development is encourage with an emphasis on cooperative learning and shared responsibility.
Our teachers are certified and trained in the Montessori curriculum or have their child development associate degrees (CDA’s). All staff members are CPR and first-aid trained. Each year they receive training in early childhood development to further their knowledge of the behavioral patterns of the young child.
The Children’s Garden Montessori School is licensed by the State of Texas – Department of Human Services with class sizes that correspond to a workable distribution of age, sex, and maturity as best determined by the Director.