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Children's Garden Montessori Academy

8565 Gratitude Tr
Plano, TX 75024

(972) 334-0980


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

From the Director:

At Children's Garden Montessori Academy we believe that each child is an individual, a discoverer. He is an amorphous, splendid being in search of his own proper form as described by Dr. Maria Montessori. It is our goal to guide the child in every way possible and provide an educaitn for life.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
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 Spanish, Chinese, French

From the Director:

Children's Garden Montessori Academy closely follows authentic Montessori curriculum in a nurturing environment. The scientific method is utilized inthe right way by trained and experienced guides to provide children opportunities to learn Laguage, Mathematics, Sensorial development, Geography, Science and Culture. Here each child is respected as an individual and provided opportunity to explore the well balanced and enriched environment through gentle guidance and care.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

All teaching staff members are Montessori Certified and experienced with great passion to work with children of different ages. Each child will be gently guided and directed based on their individual need and ability.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our vision of a strong education focuses on providing a developmentally oriented curriculum based on the Montessori philosophy in a nurturing environment. Dr.Montessori observed that children blossom when they are allowed freedom in an environment that is suited to their needs, and that working with concrete materials that fully engaged their interest made education a fulfilling and refreshing process for children.

With this philosophy in mind, we believe that such an education will instill in our children the qualities necessary to channel their inherent abilities towards success in life, enabling them to contribute happily and productively to the world around them. Our role is to identify and develop the unique capabilities your child possesses. We strive to ensure that your child will not only achieve academic excellence, but also the social and emotional components that will transform them into more complete individuals.

A Typical Day

Students at Children's Garden Montessori Academy enjoy a well balanced enriching curriculum by participating in Music, Spanish, Arts and crafts, Gardening, Computer education and physical activities along with authentic Montessori curriculum.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Children's Garden Montessori Academy believes in partnership with parents in educating their child. Through parent education nights, open houses, parent teacher conferences, monthly newsletters and email communications, parents are well informed and involved in their child's education. Online Parent Portal with all updated school related information, monthly activity calendars, announcements and monthly menus are available for parents.

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
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

Parents are encouraged to visit the school, the child's classroom and meet with the teachers along with the child before starting the program. For very anxious children, flexible options are given to start gradually. Parents are provided with suggestions to ease the anxiety in their child. School had open door policy for parents to visit any time.