We take pride in being the most parent friendly school in the area. We offer a safe and secure environment for our children starting from 6 weeks to Kindergarten. We provide hot food at the school at no additional cost and our enrichment program is also offered at no additional cost. We also help your children potty train and work with parents during this transition. We know and understand that there is no compromise when it comes to the quality of education and care that we offer. And we do this at a very affordable tuition fee !
Our Infant Program
Your baby's first year is an incredible time, filled with new discoveries and phenomenal growth. We understand that there is no better care than a mother's, we strive hard to come a close second. Our specially trained infant teachers build a bond of trust with your baby and you, which provides a warm, loving environment. Our infant program does much more than just provide a secure and a nurturing environment for your infant. Our Infant teachers work with each child in a series of stimulating activities that incorporate the natural routines of feeding and play. The teacher reinforces the babies' development without disrupting their daily schedule. We realize that the child's first teacher is the parent , therefore we will work with you to provide what is best for your child.
Our Toddler Program (1 to 2 yrs)
As infants mature and become toddlers, it's important to continue to stimulate their senses and guide them as they explore their world. Montessori curriculum is gradually introduced to toddlers to lay the foundation upon which future learning successes will be built. During this period, your child will learn skills that include sorting objects by color and size, categorizing items, and building an early vocabulary. All this is enriched with music and movement, group time, art, sound and alphabet recognition. Toddlers are encouraged to become independent while learning to follow directions.
Our Beginners Program (2 to 3 yrs)
It is at this point in a child's development that experimentation and interaction with other children and the environment begins to take place. The Beginner's Program introduces more Montessori materials which develop curiosity and excitement in learning new concepts. A Spanish program for children is also introduced. The activities within the classroom allow group and individual interaction with their peers, which develops early social skills, self esteem and confidence.
Our Preschool Program (3 to 6 yrs)
The complete Montessori curriculum is now available for the child to explore, learn and master. The Montessori classroom is divided into five areas:
Dr. Montessori observed that the young child has a love of words and sounds ! Therefore, she developed a phonetics approach to teaching reading and writing skills. The children use sandpaper letters, the moveable alphabet, nomenclature cards, chalk boards and many other concrete materials to develop early language skills. Language learning at Coppell Creek Montessori also includes quality children's literature, unit based studies and opportunities to speak in front of their peers.
The Montessori approach to math is completely different than the traditional work book approach. Children use concrete material such as number rods, spindles, colored beads, addition-subtraction strip boards and many other materials to learn abstract mathematical concepts. At Coppell Creek Montessori we introduce counting, numerical symbols and the four basic math operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We introduce fractions, basic geometry and algebra concepts that lay a foundation for higher level math.
The objectives for working through the practical life exercises is to allow the child to gain independence, build attention span as well as develop hand and eye coordination. Starting from simple things as tying their shoe laces to button up their shirt, Practical life teaches the child skills they need to survive in the real world. It helps build their self esteem and confidence.
The sensorial materials allow the children to make comparisons, form judgments and reasoning skills. The child educates his senses with the concrete materials to make comparisons on height, diameter, weight, thickness, length, size, etc. The child's vocabulary is enriched through the introduction of such terms as large and small, big and little, thick and thin, rough & smooth, prism, cube, etc. The exercises in the sensorial area lead to the study of math. Why? Because each apparatus has ten pieces. This leads the child to an abstract concept of base ten which is the foundation of our math system.
The cultural exercises are the studies of the man and how he relates to his environment. It is divided into three sections: geography, botany and zoology. The study begins with the introduction of globes and terms such as land and water, continents and oceans, followed by the names of the continents. The child furthers his studies with the use of puzzle maps, flags, l and forms and classified nomenclature cards. The child is introduced to zoology and botany through the use nomenclature cards, wooden puzzles and concrete models. The activities in the cultural area are endless!
The Reggio Emilia Project Approach:
A project is an in-depth investigation of a topic worth learning more about. The investigation is undertaken by the whole class. The key feature of a project is that it is a research effort deliberately focused on finding answers to questions about a topic that is decided by the children with the goal being to learn more about the topic than to just to seek right answers. This provides a great learning opportunity for children for new discoveries and in-depth learning on the topic. The teacher assesses the knowledge about the topic at the beginning and again at the end of the project to determine the level of learning during the project. A photo-journal provides the parents a visual of the project stages.
The Reggio Emilia Project Approach helps children learn by providing them with the ability to work as a team in deciding Projects and learning through these Projects. The Projects generate a sufficient amount of interest and uncertainty to provoke children's creative thinking and problem-solving skills. Projects begin with teachers observing and questioning children about the topic of interest. Based on children's responses, teachers introduce materials, questions, and opportunities that provoke children to further explore the topic. While some of these teacher provocations are anticipated, projects often move in unanticipated directions as a result of problems children identify. All of the topics of interest are given by the children.