Toddler Program

Toddler Program

A toddler classroom is designed to meet the developmental needs of children 18 months – 3 years. At this stage, the child has an inherent drive to develop independence and self-reliance. The environment is designed with primarily practical life and censorial activities to help develop that independence and confidence by allowing the child to learn by doing. Materials are attractive, accessible and child- sized allowing the child to master certain tasks through repetition in safe and carefully supervised areas. The environment is also very rich in language as this age group is a sensitive period to develop language skills.

Age Group: 18 months – 3 years

Size of Group: Maximum of 15 students

Classroom Name: Magnolia and Willow

Lesson Length: Individualized

Level: Toddlers

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MAGNOLIA and WILLOW CLASSROOMS

Toddler

CLASS DETAILS

  • Fosters a life -long love of learning
  • Allows children to work at their own pace free of pressure and competition
  • Optimizes learning by recognizing and utilizing appropriate learning styles
  • Engages all the modalities: kinesthetic, visual and auditory
  • Serves the development of the whole child: academic, social, emotional and spiritual
  • Classifies groups by stages of development allowing multi-ages and ample social development

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ENVIRONMENT

We offer extended hours for working families, therefore we open at 7:00 am and close at 6:30 pm. Our Montessori Method starts at 8:30am and continues until 2:45pm with a diversified arts, sports, languages, outdoor play, music, computers taking the reminder part of the day.  This balanced approach allows challenging the children as well as letting everything seem like play.   Montessori Method advocates self-discipline to care for the environment and others, self-directed learning and developing passion for learning.
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We offer extended hours for working families, therefore we open at 7:00 am and close at 6:30 pm. Our Montessori […]

INFO FOR PARENTS

Heritage Montessori is a fully owned and operated private school and child care facility serving the Murphy, Allen, and North Texas areas.
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Heritage Montessori is a fully owned and operated private school and child care facility serving the Murphy, Allen, and North […]

OUR STAFF

Children’s learning is our first and foremost goal along with meeting and exceeding standards in safety, care, and having a positive environment for the teachers and staff. We believe happy teachers and strong administrative training leads to a well-balanced school.  Our lead teachers have been with us for years, some of them since 2005, they are Montessori trained and have strong educational backgrounds. They have been involved in the child care industry and know what it means to go beyond the expected Minimum Standards.
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Choosing the best school for our children is one of the most important and lasting responsibilities we have. Contact us today to schedule a tour.
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Healthy

Fresh fruit and vegetable program encouraging language development and experimenting with, preparing and eating healthy foods.

Care

Introduction of classroom chores to foster the development of care of environment and care of others and order (Everything has a place.)

Routine

Rigid routine that allows the child to be comfortable knowing what is coming next and what to expect. (I.E. after playground we always have a group snack).

Environment

Environment that primarily focuses on practical life and censorial materials (dry pouring, rolling a mat, eating independently) all helping the child to continue to become independent and build a strong self –esteem (I can do it myself!)

Opportunities

Opportunities to develop language skills and grace and courtesy skills modeled by the guides and the older children through group and one on one activities such as circle time, lunch and snack time.

Individualized

Lessons are given individually to meet the specific needs of each child. Everything is individualized so the length of the lessons varies based on child’s level of understanding and subject matter.

SEE WHAT PARENTS SAY ABOUT OUR SCHOOL

Preethi Raghavendra

My twins have been going to this school for past 3 years . The staff are attentive and school feels more like family . Miss Williams was their teacher when they we're two . She is so energetic and so good with kids that transitioning my kids from home to school was easy. Their current teacher Ms Amritha is amazing with kids and attentive . My kids have progressed a lot under her . She takes lot of care towards each kid and teaches according to interest of each kid . I am so thankful to everyone in the school.
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My twins have been going to this school for past 3 years . The staff are attentive and school feels […]

Kim JC

My two-year old twin daughters have been attending HMA Murphy for over a year. They have wonderful teachers and very caring support staff. I am impressed that, at their young age, my toddlers already attend classes such as Spanish, Music, Science, Art and Yoga.
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My two-year old twin daughters have been attending HMA Murphy for over a year. They have wonderful teachers and very […]

Ajinder S.

I like the teachers and overall approach of teaching and encouragement towards creativity.
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I like the teachers and overall approach of teaching and encouragement towards creativity.

Surabhi V.

Our family has been associated with this school since 2011 when my older daughter started in Ms. Williams’ room. We now have two little girls in the same room and consider ourselves lucky that our children have received such an amazing experience and education early in life. Ms. Williams was an amazing teacher and now Ms. Metcalf has surpassed all our expectations. Keep up the good work!
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Our family has been associated with this school since 2011 when my older daughter started in Ms. Williams’ room. We […]

Liz B.

Hi Amy & Carol,

I just wanted to take a minute to tell you both thank you! If I ever have a question or concern, or just want to talk things through with you, you are both always happy to help. I truly appreciate your partnership in providing my children with a great place to learn and grow.

It takes a village to raise a child, and I am so glad you are both a part of my village!

Thank you,
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Mrs. Williams and Khan

Thank u for sending g work home for g! We had so much fun working in the together and talking about winter, snow and noodles ^__^ thank you!!
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Thank u for sending g work home for g! We had so much fun working in the together and talking […]

Neeta Dave

Teachers ,

You will be proud to know that 2 of your Heritage Montessori kids were 1st place in their respective grades for science fair. I think you will recognize them :)

I know in my daughters case, i give the credit to both her teachers who helped motivate her in her writing, exploring different things and researching things. The projects that Ms Metcalf does with her class shows in these 2 winners on how prepared they were.

Thank you for nurturing my little flower while she was with you guys.
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

How can children learn if they're free to do whatever they want?

Dr. Montessori observed that children are more motivated to learn when working on something of their own choosing. A Montessori student may choose his focus of learning on any given day, but his decision is limited by the materials and activities—in each area of the curriculum—that his teacher has prepared and presented to him.

If children work at their own pace, don't they fall behind?

Although students are free to work at their own pace, they’re not going it alone. The Montessori teacher closely observes each child and provides materials and activities that advance his learning by building on skills and knowledge already gained. This gentle guidance helps him master the challenge at hand—and protects him from moving on before he’s ready, which is what actually causes children to “fall behind”.

Do Montessori teachers follow a curriculum?

Montessori schools teach the same basic skills as traditional schools, and offer a rigorous academic program. Most of the subject areas are familiar—such as math, science, history, geography, and language—but they are presented through an integrated approach that brings separate strands of the curriculum together.

Why don't Montessori teachers give grades?

Grades, like other external rewards, have little lasting effect on a child’s efforts or achievements. The Montessori approach nurtures the motivation that comes from within, kindling the child’s natural desire to learn..