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Montessori Moments

19115 Spanish Needle Drive
Houston, TX 77084

Phone:
(281) 578-9838

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Her approach to education developed from detailed observations of children's “almost effortless ability to absorb knowledge from their surrounding as well as their tireless interest in manipulating material.\"

In addition to academics, a Montessori education provides a desire to learn, decision making and problem solving skills, an understanding of time management, self-discipline and life-long lessons in friendship and courtesy. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"BASIC DAILY SCHEDULE
PRIMARY MONTESSORI CLASS
6:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Before school care includes:
Breakfast (before 8:00 a.m.)
Game Room & Outside play
8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Transition to class
9:05 a.m. Tardy (Please drop off at the office)
9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. CLASS BEGINS: Group Time
(Greetings, roll call, calendar, pledge,
lessons)
9:20 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. MONTESSORI WORK TIME /
Individual Snack
11:00 a.m. - 12: 00 p.m. Outside Play / Preparation for
Lunch
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Clean-up / Rest
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. MONTESSORI WORK TIME/Nap
3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. After school Program includes:
Outside play & Game Room

Toddler Community Schedule
Our Routine is consistent enough for the Toddlers to predict
“what's next\", however, the Time must be flexible for spontaneous
activity.
Time Routine
6:45 to 9:00 Before-School Care includes, game room, and patio.
9:00 Toddler Montessori Program begins. (T.C. roll call)
Greetings, gross motor, & on occasion gardening, art, etc.
Please be prompt. It's a benefit to your child and all the
Toddlers when everyone is here by 9:00 a.m. If you arrive
after 9:00, please drop off your child at the office. An
office staff will bring your child back to the classroom.
9:15 to11:15 Self-chosen work
The two hours of ‘Self-chosen work', including snack
& individual instruction, is THE most helpful time for your child. Two
points: First, you are always welcome at your child's school.
Second, Toddlers only have a childish ability to ignore distractions.
When loving people give them peace and quiet, they learn to
concentrate, explore, and discover.
11:15 - 11:40 Flashing lights signal, “Please stop and look at me.\"
“When you hear the music box, it's time to clean-up.\"
Toddlers inspect & correct the room, with help.
Transition: Music & Movement while two at a time wash
up.
11:40 Toddlers eat lunch, clean up their places, and look at
books.
12:00 Transition: Story Time for the group.
Dismissal for “Nooners.\"
Lullabies & lay down.
12:30 to 3:00 Nap (This is a good time for parent phone calls &
conferences)
3:00 to 6:30 After-school Care includes
toddler toy Cart, story, snack, outside play, game room."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

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
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

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