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PROGRAMS

 

As a premier Montessori school in Grapevine, Texas, Hughes Road Montessori offers classrooms and programs specifically tailored to a child’s learning and growth. Our unique academic approach promotes self-learning and creation, rather than imposing a one-size-fits-all curriculum.

We serve children from the age of 18 months thru 6 years through different multi-aged programs:



 

Toddler Program
(18 months - 3 years)

 

Hughes Road Montessori has carefully designed a curriculum for Toddler students, emphasizing specific skills that enhances your child natural learning process. Children of this group are curious to learn and the love for learning emerges unconsciously. Our aim for the Toddler age group is to cater to each child’s individual needs. We emphasize self-help and consistent routine which will foster independence, confidence, and responsibility in your child. Well-planned, appropriate, Practical-Life activities are introduced to your child to enhance his development of fine motor control, sense of order, balance, concentration, hand-eye coordination, and independence.

Our curriculum emphasizes exploration and experimentation that aids the child to progress his ability to focus and refine sensory perceptions. Building their language skills is an important learning area of our curriculum. Children will be introduced to various language materials like books, picture cards and puzzles. Teachers introduce lessons on listening skills by reading aloud and telling stories to children to support your child’s interest in language.

There is no better time to toilet train your child than now. 18 months is the apt age to start the process. We encourage your child in the potty-training process where our teachers look for signs for toileting readiness and will motivate your child to use the potty at the right time.

In addition, teachers prepare individual lesson plans, make continues assessments and maintain portfolios of the child’s progress to track and ensure introduction to new concepts and keep the child challenged.

Primary Program
(3 yrs - 6 yrs)

 

 

Primary classroom at Hughes Road Montessori caters to children aged between 3 years and 6 years. “Freedom” is an absolute necessity for this age group. We allow children to choose their own work and activities that were presented to them by their teachers. You will see children walking around the classroom, observing other children’s work, picking up materials from the shelf, working with the materials as long as they want and putting them back in its respective place. Children enjoy the freedom of choice “within the limits” which in turn helps them to master their activities and inculcates self-discipline within them.

Our goal for primary aged children is to build conceptual knowledge using Montessori materials. Our tailored curriculum includes distinct skill-based lessons with the support of appropriate materials in the classroom. Our experienced and well-trained Montessori teachers support each child’s progress and present new learning challenges to each child when he/she is ready. The Primary classroom is a mixed aged classroom where the younger children learn from their older friends and the older children are the leaders and helpers in the classroom. This vertical grouping creates a powerful and cohesive learning environment.

Our daily work in the classroom is clearly defined by our challenging Montessori curriculum that is composed of Language, Mathematics, Practical Life, Sensorial, Cultural Studies (geography, history, botany, zoology, arts). All of these areas emphasize independence, concentration, coordination, order and a love of learning. Children of this class will begin to read, write and build a solid foundation in language and math skills. Your child will also have the opportunity to explore gardening and engage in physical activity with their friends.

Children are always eager to take up a complex task and try to accomplish them. Our teachers support the enthusiasm of the children and challenge them with interesting indoor and outdoor activities. Hughes Road Montessori will be conducting two Parent-Teacher conferences during an academic year, however, parents can meet their teachers during any working day with a prior appointment.

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