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Montessori Children's Cottage - Main Office, Schools, Sherwood I & Ii

4009 Sherwood Lane
Houston, TX 77092

(713) 686-5427


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"At every age and each new stage from the Infant Center through First grade- we help your child experiment with new skills and explore special interests. In our school, each child experiences:
* active hands-on learning
* the opportunity for self- paced progress
* variety and choice
* freedom within limits
* pride in his or her work
* Success!
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Toddler Program Daily Schedule
7:00am-8:00am: Free play; Children gather in one room
8:00am-8:30am: Outdoor play (weather permitting) or indoor activities; songs, dancing, rythmic movement.
8:30am-9:00am: Line activities; songs, finger plays, puppets, books. Snack preparation.
9:00am-10:15am: Work period; individual lessons.
10:30am-11:00am: Lunch preparation.
12:00pm-2:30pm: Preparation for nap and naptime.
2:30pm-3:00pm: Waking up; toilet use and changing clothes as needed.
3:15pm-3:30pm: snack preparation.
3:30pm-4:30pm: Outdoor play (weather permitting) or indoor activities.
4:30pm-5:00pm: Work period; individual lessons.
5:00pm-6:00pm: Free work indoors; Children gather in one room.
6:00pm: School closes.
Primary Program Daily Schedule
7:00am-8:00am: Free work; Children use manipulative equipment such as blocks, puzzles, and legos. Read books.
8:00am-8:30am: Outdoor play (weather permitting); Children run, climb, and exercise to prepare themselves for learning. Indoor activities; Children engage in songs and games using physical exercise.
8:30am-8:45am: Line activity; finger plays and songs, demonstration of classroom materials, ground rules. We discuss the day of the week, month and year. Pledge of allegience.
8:45am-10:15am: Montessori class; Children engage in individual lessons and exercises in math, language, science, geography, art, practical life and the sensorial areas. Snack: Individualized to develop independence. Children finish snack by 10:15am.
10:15am-10:30am: Completion of work; Children help straighten shelves and classroom. Line activity; songs, finger plays and games. Review of the morning class.
10:30am-11:30am: Outdoor play (weather permitting); Children are encouraged to exercise, learn games and develop social skills.
*Half-day children dismissed at 11:30am*
11:30am-12:00pm: Lunch; 1st group has lunch while second group has story time, games, songs or outdoor play.
12:00pm-12:30pm: Lunch; 2nd group has lunch while 1st group has story time, games, songs or outdoor play.
12:30pm-1:00pm: Preparation for nap and quiet time.
1:00pm-3:00pm: Rest; quiet time.
3:00pm-4:30pm: Waking up and snack time.
4:30pm-5:30pm: Outdoor play (weather permitting)
5:30pm-6:00pm: Indoor free work.
6:00pm: School closes."
Excerpted from the preschool's website