"Education is not something the teacher does, but rather, a natural process that occurs spontaneously"
We want children to be inspired by their good work, not by reward, thus creating a love of learning. As “self-inspired” learners, they will possess a strong conviction and power of the heart, mind and body working together. Children will no longer be restless, but will rather build a long attention span and love of learning.
We are different from traditional daycare in several important ways:
- We are child-centered
- Individualized learning is a key factor
- All aspects of the child are developed (intellectual, social, emotional physical, moral)
- Learning is achieved through direct experience and active involvement
- Self-direction is encouraged
- Classrooms are small in number, allowing the teacher to focus more on your child
- Teachers breakdown tasks into small components, thus building self confidence
New tasks are introduced at the right moment of readiness. Children form a habit of being successful one step at a time, building a firm foundation for continued enthusiasm and lifelong quest of knowledge. Once on their way, they cannot be stopped as they explore first their immediate surroundings and then the universe.
We provide the kind of quality child care and creative learning environment for which you have been searching. Early childhood education takes on new meaning when the child's natural curiosity is encouraged and rewarded. Attending our school is a positive growth experience for all children.
Our state-of-the-art facility has been carefully designed to accommodate the complex needs of young children. You can relax during the day, confident that your youngster is safe and secure in a setting geared to enhance learning. This warm and inviting atmosphere is the next best thing to home.
Key staff members are professionally trained in the Montessori principles of education. Support staff include specialists in reading, science, social studies, Spanish, music, art, and computers. Teaching methods are consistent throughout the school, making for a smooth transition as students move from one learning area to another.
Our active, self-directed educational process fosters the utmost in creative thinking. We empower the children via a unique balance of freedom and responsibility, both in and out of the classroom. These early academic success experiences create a joy of learning that lasts a lifetime.
Numerous onsite extracurricular activities are options that you may select for your child. These include piano lessons, swim classes, tumbling, dance and fitness programs.
Each child is thoroughly evaluated and personally guided through a self-paced curriculum. This accounts for individual differences and enables the children to progress at their own speed. Thus, the level of stress is minimized, and they are free to set up their own challenges (even choose the order of their work). It has been shown that learning actually occurs faster in the absence of fixed, imposed constraints.
Rich curricula are planned for all ages. Language development, strong vocabulary, and enhanced general knowledge are emphasized at all levels. Pre-primary classes also focus on practical life, sensorial, early reading and math, as well as cultural experiences. Enrichment activities are ongoing, with two or three continually being made available to the children at no extra cost. Examples include Spanish, computers, music, crafts, creative movement, drama, and athletics. In fact, this intensive enrichment program has been called "one of a kind" in the Houston Metropolitan area.
Our innovative playground equipment has set the example for Houston's school yards. We were the first to make a large investment in this area. In order to fulfill the important need for physical exercise, these outdoor facilities are available to the children when they feel the need to move about.
Trendsetting Playground for Kids at MSOD Shipra, Pearland TX
Nutrition is an important factor in learning. Hot lunches are planned to provide good nourishment and develop healthful eating habits from a young age. Nutritious snacks are also provided several times a day. At no extra cost, breakfast is available for children who arrive early. Furthermore, all of our campuses are now peanut and peanut butter free environments.
Our facilities are conveniently located, in close proximity to all of Houston's major freeways and key highways (I-10, I-45, 610 Loop, S.W. Freeway, FM-518, and Space Center Blvd). This makes for a convenient drop-off and pick-up of your child.
Hours of Operation
Our doors open at 6:30 AM and remain open until 6:30 PM. Numerous options exist for class schedules. These include full day, half day, and three days a week. For "extended day" students, enrichment activities and free play are available before and after class.