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Castle Montessori of Plano

Welcome to Castle Montessori of Plano School located in Plano, Texas! Since 2012, we have provided an unparalleled, authentic Montessori learning environment for children ages infant to 9 years. We offer several programs for each age group with flexibility in mind to meet the needs of each family seeking child care, daycare, or preschool environments. Our experience, dedication and commitment to hiring the very best educators and remaining true to the Montessori philosophy developed by Dr. Maria Montessori is what sets our school apart and poised as the leader in Montessori education.

From early learning in Plano to elementary education, Castle Montessori provides a top-quality learning experience for children in Texas.

Early Childhood Education: Child Care and Preschool

We offer year-round programs for infants, toddlers, primary (including preschool & kindergarten), and elementary-age children. Our beautiful classrooms and caring staff will nurture your child’s joy in learning and give you the security and peace of mind in knowing that your child is in the best possible environment to thrive and explore their true potential. We teach early literacy and reading readiness skills with age-appropriate storytimes to ensure your child is prepared for kindergarten and elementary school. 

Our school features an indoor gymnasium, computer lab, music room, library, and covered play areas. The facility also incorporates infrared security cameras and computer-based access controls to provide safety and security. Parents can feel secure that their kids are being taken care of in a safe and nurturing environment.

Castle Montessori of Plano serves families in the Plano area and many surrounding communities such as Kings Gate, Kings Ridge, Shoal Creek, Normandy Estates, Stonebriar, and Legacy. The school is conveniently located in the heart of the corporate sector which is home to companies such as Frito-Lay, Toyota, JCPenney, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Ericcson, Computer Associates, and Children’s Medical Center among others.

Curriculum Overview

Our curriculum consists of a carefully prepared, fun, and loving environment that encourages children to learn individually at their own pace. We have a dynamic learning environment with a wealth of concrete, manipulative learning materials that encourage the child to discover and learn during these crucial early childhood years. All the teachers are trained to observe each child and to put them in touch with things they are most interested in learning; the results are joy, immense satisfaction, and excitement about learning. Our teachers are highly trained in Montessori principles and provide top-notch early education to the children in their care.

Our Programs

  • Infants (6 weeks – 18 months) – Our infant environments embody Maria Montessori’s vision of a “Nido” or nest; they are peaceful, loving places where babies can explore and feel secure. Teachers speak in gentle tones, the daily pace is unhurried, and décor is understated and homelike. Each child in our care is an individual to be nurtured with affection and respect. As is customary for Montessori environments, every detail is selected with the child’s whole development in mind.
  • Toddlers (18 months – 3 years) – Our toddler program focuses on a period of tremendous development and growth. During this stage, children develop 80% of their personality, enhance their mobility, improve their gross and fine motor skills, as well as learn they are separate individuals yet a vital part of a community. It is a critical time of development for a child. Working with the children’s natural tendencies shows them respect for their childhood and encourages them to enjoy learning. Our teachers take great care in providing a nurturing, safe, and comfortable atmosphere, while at the same time igniting the child’s natural curiosity in the many materials and activities offered in the classroom. Teachers also work to foster a child’s daily routines with hands-on activities that help improve their motor skills. Children are not required to be potty-trained to enter this program.
  • Primary (3 – 6 years) – Our primary program offers an authentic, high-quality Montessori education that meets the needs of each child by offering them opportunities for optimal development. Our primary classrooms offer a rich, engaging experience where the child can joyfully explore with freedom and confidence as they master each new skill. Our environments are prepared with a focus on fostering discovery and a love of learning within a framework of developmentally appropriate activities or ‘works’.  This framework presents the entire scheme of the curriculum to preschoolers in a hands-on, dynamic, and carefully sequenced format. The child spontaneously chooses his or her own work and repeats it over and over to gain mastery. Our program offers a curriculum that is individually paced to meet each child where their needs are. Our classrooms offer a mixed-age range from three to six years where the younger ones learn from the older ones. This provides opportunities for leadership, cooperation, and a sense of community.
  • Elementary (6 – 9 years) – At Castle Montessori Schools, our elementary program allows the children to work in small groups on projects that are intellectually challenging through the expert guidance of a trained teacher and an environment that supports the growing needs of the children through their developmental stages. Elementary studies include geography, biology, history, language, mathematics, music, and arts. Our curriculum includes outdoor trips to community places such as the library, botanical garden, factories, hospitals, and science museums. The essential goal of a Montessori education at the elementary level is to provide an opportunity for students to follow their natural development to the highest potential. At Castle Montessori of Plano, each child receives an education that promotes bright horizons and a lifelong love of learning.

Quality Education

  • AMS / AMI Certified Teachers
  • Year-round Montessori Program
  • Before & After School Care
  • Classical Montessori Curriculum

Top Notch Facilities

  • Newly Built, Modern Facilities
  • Security Monitoring System
  • Indoor Gymnasium
  • Piano and Music Room
  • Computer Lab and Library

Enrichment Programs

  • Music
  • Fine Arts
  • Foreign Language
  • Nature Study
  • Computers

Extra-Curricular Programs

  • Dance (Ballet/Tap)
  • Private Piano
  • Private Spanish
  • Basketball
  • Soccer and more!

Directresses

We believe teachers (Directresses) are the very backbone of any educational organization. Their love for children, coupled with their knowledge and experience is absolutely crucial to the child development process. 

The certified teaching staff at each Castle Montessori school is a group of highly experienced and dedicated professionals who work conscientiously to challenge each student on every level to achieve academic and personal excellence in a loving/nurturing environment. The directresses offer care and educational opportunities to children at our amazing school. Our staff is committed to helping children in Texas explore their interests, make new friends, and develop important life skills. 

The Importance of Early Childhood Education

Early childhood education is crucial as it lays the foundation for lifelong learning, behavior, and health. The importance of early childhood education can be understood through various dimensions:

Cognitive Development

During the early years, a child’s brain develops rapidly, making it a critical period for cognitive growth. Quality early childhood education programs stimulate children’s minds through structured activities, play, and interaction, fostering critical thinking, problem-solving, and language skills.

Social and Emotional Growth

Early childhood education provides children with the first opportunities to interact with peers in a structured setting. This helps them develop social skills such as sharing, empathy, and cooperation. Additionally, supportive early education environments help children build self-esteem and emotional regulation.

Academic Success

Studies have shown that children who participate in high-quality early childhood education programs are more likely to succeed academically. They enter school with better reading, math, and social skills, which can lead to higher academic achievement and reduced need for special education services later on.

Lifelong Benefits

The benefits of early childhood education extend beyond academic success. Children who attend quality early childhood education programs are more likely to graduate from high school, attend college, and secure well-paying jobs. They also tend to have better health outcomes and are less likely to engage in criminal behavior as adults.

Supporting Families

Early childhood education also supports working families by providing safe and nurturing environments for children while parents work. This can reduce stress for parents, improve family dynamics, and contribute to overall family well-being.

Enroll your child in Castle Montessori of Plano today!

Preparing Your Child To THRIVE

Your child is unique, and we are happy to provide an educational, fun, and nurturing environment where each child can develop and thrive in order to build a bright future with unlimited possibilities.