"Education is a natural process that occurs spontaneously"
We teach children to be inspired by their good work, rather than rewards, thus creating a love of learning. As self-inspired learners, our students possess a strong conviction and power of the heart, minds and bodies working together. Children are no longer restless, because they have developed a long attention span and love of learning.
We are different from traditional childcare in several important ways:
- We provide a child-centric learning environment
- We nurture our students’ intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development
- Learning is achieved through direct experience and active involvement
- Self-direction is encouraged
- Class sizes are kept small, allowing the teacher to have focused time with your child
- Teachers build self-confidence in students by breaking down tasks into smaller components
New challenges are introduced to children at their own natural pace. This enables children to form a habit of being successful one step at a time, building a firm foundation for continued enthusiasm, as well as their lifelong quest of knowledge. Once on their way, they cannot be stopped as they explore their immediate surroundings, and eventually, the universe.
We provide compassionate, enriching childcare, and positive learning environments for our students. We encourage and reward each child’s natural curiosity, which creates a positive experience of growth 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 child 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 STEM workshops, 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.
We have a highly effective curriculum for learners of 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. Enrichment activities include Spanish, technology, music, crafts, creative movement, drama, and athletics.
At MSODT, we understand the importance of giving children inspiring places to play and learn. Our innovative playground equipment allows our students to thrive in the great outdoors by sparking their imagination for creative playtime.
Nutrition is an important factor in a child’s learning and development. Hot lunches are planned to provide good nourishment and develop healthful eating habits from a young age, and nutritious snacks are also provided several times a day. Breakfast is available for children who arrive early, and the meal is included in the tuition.
For the safety and comfort for all of our students, our campuses are nut free.
Our facilities are conveniently located around the Houston and Pearland metro areas and are in close proximity to all of Houston's major freeways and highways (I-10, I-45, 610 Loop, S.W. Freeway, FM-518, and Space Center Blvd). This makes the pick up and drop off of your child convenient, no matter your location.
Hours of Operation
Our doors open at 6:30 AM and remain open until 6:30 PM. We offer a number of options 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.