Welcome to the Cy-Fair Montessori blog — the top rated Montessori Preschool in Houston. Our school is dedicated to the enrichment and development of our students, and as a result, we structure our classrooms using the Montessori philosophy. Today on our blog, we are going to discuss why we choose this method as well as take this opportunity to explore the pros and possible cons of this type of teaching.

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When it comes to choosing the right learning environment for your child, you know their needs best. However, there are many reasons to choose a Montessori preschool for your child. Simply put, a Montessori education can allow your child to develop a sense of independence, empathy, and social justice while cultivating a love of learning — all things that can allow them to be successful within and outside the classroom environment.

Keep reading to learn some of the benefits of Montessori education, or contact Cy-Fair Montessori in Houston to learn more about our program and take a tour of our school.

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Welcome back to the Cy-Fair Montessori blog! Today on our blog, we want to take it back to the basics and talk about what a Montessori school is and why it might be the right education style for your child. Every child is different and can benefit from various education styles and opportunities. However, many parents, and children-now-adults can attest to the Montessori education style as a significantly beneficial part of their overall education and learning experience. Stick around to learn more!

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For most households in the Houston area, the holiday season will look a lot different than it has in years past or it may have ever looked. There will be fewer if any holiday parties, Christmas pageants, and get-togethers, and many families won’t see the grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, or other relatives. For this reason, this season may not seem as bright and can add a great deal of sadness to the holidays. Though it is hard not to feel disappointed about the holidays, there are still ways to help make this time of year special and fun for yourself and your family.

Today on the Cy-Fair Montessori School blog, we will be sharing some tips for families to find a sense of normalcy this time of year and to celebrate the season. To learn more about our school, visit our website.

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Although the coronavirus is still affecting the world, we are starting to see that the world has begun to open back up. Our lives went from being completely normal to being changed overnight. Businesses were shut down, schools were closed, parents were required to work from home while homeschooling their children, and so many other daily routines have been shifted. While there are some restrictions that are being lifted and you may be excited to start getting back to your normal routine, it is extremely common that you, and more specifically, your children will have varied emotions when it comes to anxiety. In this blog post, we are going to be discussing some ways that you can help your child cope with anxiety that may be caused by our return to daily activities. Keep reading to learn more.

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One of our key principles at Cy-Fair Montessori preschool is our dedication to “Education For Life.” We strive to help our students become self-sufficient, self-confident, independent thinkers who love to learn. Though we shape our curriculum around this principle, parents can easily enhance their children’s education by offering additional learning experiences at home. Today, we are giving you tips for helping your child learn this summer.

To learn more about Cy-Fair Montessori preschool academy, visit our website. We offer programs for children two to three months and through six years old. Contact us and schedule a tour to learn more about us.

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These days, it’s impossible to avoid the public conversation about COVID-19. This means that your child is hearing more and more about the disease, and may feel worried, confused, sad, and angry. With the stay-at-home order, your child may be wondering why they don’t get to go to our preschool in Houston.

Parents are understandably overwhelmed by the current crisis, and trying to answer your child’s many questions might be difficult to do well with everything on your plate. Therefore, we have compiled this guide based on CDC recommendations to help your child understand what is happening and how they can avoid contracting and spreading COVID-19.

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Every parent knows the feeling: you’re almost done at the grocery store, though your little one has clearly been done with this excursion for at least 10 minutes. You try to hurry to get them home, but it’s too late — the crying, stomping, and yelling has begun.

This can be a mortifying and frustrating experience for parents. Fortunately, there are some ways that you can defuse the situation.

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At Cy-Fair Montessori School, we value kindness. We teach our students to be kind to one another at school, and we know that parents do everything they can to foster kindness at home. Sometimes, it isn’t clear exactly what you can do to instill this virtue into your kids. Of course, there’s only so much control you have over your little one’s personality, but by demonstrating the importance of kindness and encouraging kind behavior, it’s more likely that it will all fall into place. Here are some tips for teaching your child the value of kindness.

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It seems like summer has gone by in a flash, and now it’s time for the kids to go back to school! As exciting as it has been to travel with and have some relaxation time with your kiddos, you may be quite ready to get back into the swing of things. That being said, it’s also completely normal to feel anxious or unprepared for the upcoming back-to-school season.

Fortunately, there are some simple tips you can use to make going back to school a much less stressful process for all involved. Below, we have compiled some of our favorite tips that we have found effective.

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When your child is finally old enough for preschool, you will both likely feel a whole variety of emotions. In particular, you might be concerned about your child experiencing separation anxiety. Separation anxiety is a common occurrence in young children, but it doesn’t have to mean that every goodbye is a tearful one. Try these tips to help ease separation anxiety in your child.

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“The task of the educator lies in seeing that the child does not confound good with immobility, and evil with activity”

– Maria Montessori

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Every parent wants their child to grow up to be an autonomous, self-reliant adult. Independence is an essential quality to foster to make this happen. However, it’s easier said than done. Many parents can’t help but do everything for their child, even things that they could do for themselves. After all, they will always be your baby.

However, when your child reaches preschool age, they are not actually a baby anymore, and treating them as such will only make it more difficult for them to become independent as they continue to grow.

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Between teaching children to be curious about the world, enhancing their imagination and creativity, and allowing for independent thought, it’s no wonder that many Montessori graduates go on to be greatly successful. In fact, some of the most famous people in the world attended Montessori schools. When you learn more about the Montessori method, it makes sense why many graduates would go on to translate their talents into celebrity.

It’s pretty clear that the Montessori method left an impact on these individuals, some of whom we will highlight below.

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You want the best for your child, so why not offer them an education that has been shown through decades of research to help foster a natural curiosity about the world and self-reliance? With the Montessori method, there is no limit to the ways preschoolers stand to benefit.

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If you have never been in a Montessori classroom before, it may be difficult to wrap your brain around the concept. The Montessori method is different than a traditional school environment in many ways. Yet there are so many benefits to sending your child to our Montessori preschool in Houston. This article may help shed some light on the Montessori method so you can understand how your child may benefit.

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If your child attends our Montessori preschool in Houston and is nearing kindergarten time, you and your family may be contemplating next steps. Some families choose to keep their child in the Montessori program through kindergarten, while others decide to go a more traditional Kindergarten route. We respect any decision you make, but ultimately, the Montessori preschool method was specifically designed on a three-year cycle, with the third being the most critical. Here are some of the reasons why the kindergarten year is important to the Montessori method and you should consider continuing the program.

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Simple precautions can help keep kids healthy as they head back to school. Teaching kids to keep their hands clean is the number one way to avoid sick days. In fact, a study published in the August issue of American Journal of Infection Control, reported that after students ages 5 to 15 received one lesson in hand hygiene where they learned to disinfect their hands with ethanol gel sanitizer three times during the school day, the number of kids who missed four or more school days due to illness dropped by 66 percent.

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