Practical life activities contribute to the essence of the Montessori educational approach, encompassing a wide range of tasks that engage children in purposeful, real-world experiences. These activities are carefully designed to lay the foundation for a child's holistic development, nurturing their independence, fine motor skills, concentration, problem-solving abilities, and sense of responsibility.
At Cy-Fair Montessori School, a trusted Montessori school in Houston, we understand the significant role practical life activities play in Montessori child development. Explore the benefits of integrating practical life activities into the Montessori curriculum, highlighting their importance in preparing children for future success, and then schedule a tour of our facility with your child.more
Summer vacation is a time for relaxation and fun, but parents need to be aware of the potential impact of summer learning loss on their children's education. Students can experience a significant decline in academic skills over the summer break, which can lead to a loss of valuable progress made during the school year. This is commonly known as “summer learning loss” or the “summer slide.” However, with the right strategies, parents can help their children continue learning and prevent this phenomenon.
Cy-Fair Montessori School in Houston, TX, is excited to help parents put their children on the path to success, starting with quality top-performing early childhood education. Our mission is to help your child prosper from an early age, which is why we're providing you with effective tips to combat any potential summer learning loss as your child gets older. Read on to learn more and browse our blog for more summer resources!more
Are you looking for a preschool that focuses on the Montessori curriculum? Cy-Fair Montessori School offers quality Montessori programs for children ages two months to six years old. Montessori is a child-centered educational approach that has been used for more than 100 years in many parts of the world. So, what is Montessori, and how can it benefit your child? Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of Montessori preschool.
Read below to learn more about what this educational approach can offer to your child, or contact our team of experts for more information regarding what we can do for you!more
At Cy-Fair Montessori School, we believe that preschool is a vital time in a child's life, and our highly-trained teachers take a child-centered approach in our Montessori preschool. We focus on hands-on activity and learning through play, helping children engage with their surroundings and develop important cognitive, physical, and social skills that they will take with them through the rest of their lives. Learn more about the characteristics of a Montessori preschool, and contact us today to schedule a tour!more
Bringing Montessori learning into your home is a rewarding experience that can help your child reach their fullest potential. Montessori-based education emphasizes self-direction and respect for the environment and other people, allowing your child to develop a variety of skills, from problem-solving to communication. Here are four easy ways to bring Montessori learning into your home, and if you’d like to schedule a tour of Houston Montessori preschool, contact Cy-Fair Montessori School today!more
As a parent, you always want the best for your child, and starting them off on the right foot with an exceptional early childhood center is key to laying a solid foundation for their schooling. Here at Cy-Fair Montessori School in Houston, we offer a wonderful early childhood development center based on the Montessori Method. Learn some tips below on how to find the right early childhood education center for your child, and contact us today!more
There are definitely different programs, curriculums, and methods of learning for preschoolers. That being said, here at Cy-Fair Montessori School, we believe that the Montessori Method is the best early childhood education to set your child up for success in academia and in life. Learn more about why we think education at our Montessori school in Houston is important for early childhood development, and schedule a tour today!more
The Montessori Method is a child-centered approach to education that is based on the belief that children are naturally curious and have an innate desire to learn. This approach emphasizes hands-on learning and allows children to move at their own pace. Cy-Fair Montessori School follows the Montessori Method. Learn more about why this Method is perfect for your preschoolers, and schedule a tour today!more
The holidays are here, and it’s easy for kids to get caught up in the magic of fun presents, Santa Clause, extra snacks, and a break from school. With the change in the daily routine, it’s much more likely for kids to get a little carried away during the holiday season. In today’s blog from Cy-Fair Montessori in Houston, we’ll go over a few tips to prep your kids for the exciting holiday season so that they can enjoy the magic without being overwhelmed.more
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.more
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.more
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!more
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.more
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.more
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.more
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.more
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.more
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.more
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.more
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.more
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.more
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.more
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.more
If you're new to Montessori education, it can be challenging to grasp the concept and understand its benefits. The Montessori method is vastly different from traditional schooling, and you may wonder how it could benefit your child's education. Fortunately, our team at Cy-Fair Montessori School is here to help you gain a better understanding of this approach. In this introductory guide to the Montessori method, we'll walk you through the basic principles and highlight how your child could gain lifelong learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom.more
As your child approaches kindergarten, you may be weighing the decision of whether to continue their Montessori education or opt for a more traditional route. At Cy-Fair Montessori School in Houston, Texas, we understand and respect your decision, and we want to highlight the significance of the kindergarten year in the Montessori program. The Montessori method is designed on a three-year cycle, with the third year being the most crucial. Continuation of the program through kindergarten provides numerous benefits and reinforces the foundation set in the previous two years. In this post, we'll explore a few of the reasons why it's important to consider continuing a Montessori program through kindergarten for your child's development.more
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.more