Looking for the Top Recommended Preschools in Plano?
Do you have preschool aged kids or are you going to soon? Plano and the surrounding areas have so many top-notch preschools. Just like last week when we wrote about the most recommended Mother’s Day Out programs, here are some excellent ideas for preschools in Plano.
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Enrolling kids in a preschool program is a valuable experience. Some parents choose to homeschool and some send them to learning centers. Whatever you choose, just know that children are learning so many things at this age. From socialization to new experiences, preschool programs are helping children to grow and develop into a life-long learner.
We’ve gathered some input from Moms around town and made a list of some of the most recommended learning centers to send your kids to in Plano.
Many of the options are in session a few hours per day or full working days and many operate on school-year calendars – although some are year-round. The School Year options do offer Summer Camp options for older siblings too. There are some gray areas; some schools may offer optional extended care options and some offer extended calendar years.
Fees vary according to the facilities, programs and extras that are offered. For instance, some Preschools have a Chef offering hot meals every day and include Wipes, Snacks, Drinks and other daily extras.
Preston Meadows Montessori School
At Preston Meadows Montessori School, there’s nothing quite like the authentic Montessori Method for early education. And nothing quite like the results it yields.
This unique approach enables children 18 months to 6 years to discover their true potential and develop an organized, engaged, and focused mind. The Montessori experience prepares them to be curious, lifelong learners, as well as good citizens, future innovators, and able leaders. What makes their school authentic?
They offer traditional, sensory-based Montessori materials, self-directed learning experiences, and teachers trained by MACTE-accredited organizations (Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education) in their Primary classrooms that have been with Preston Meadows for 15 plus years. Start your child on the Montessori path today.
Open from 7am until 6:30pm. Visit them at 6912 Ohio Drive in Plano or check them out online at www.Montessori.com/7354 to schedule a tour today!
The Orchard School
The Orchard school serves children 6 weeks thru Pre-K at the Orchard School. They offer full day, school day (9a-3p), and part day (9a-12p) options. Their curriculum uses early brain development research as the framework for instruction. They provide strong daily routines that develop key social and emotional skills. The program balances intentional instruction with a child-directed play that supports the developmental domains: language, cognitive, physical, social and emotional.
- They use bilingual materials and instruction.
- STEAM activities are woven into the monthly themes, which serve to increase opportunities for creativity and spontaneity within a research-backed framework. The children learn to embrace the joy of learning each day.
- The Bridges program builds connections between ourselves, our community, our world and our environment.
- They are striving for the students to have a more positive self-image through our Amazing Me classes that emphasize a healthy lifestyle.
- The Young Naturalists classes allow hands-on exploration of the environment through observations in our garden and STEM activities.
- They also explore fine and performing arts through artistic explorations, music, creative and book-based drama.
The teachers are highly skilled, degreed professionals at the Orchard School. Each staff member is committed to instilling a lifelong love for learning in a mindful, kind, and creative way. Students are given the tools needed to understand the connections between self, others, and the Earth; fostering opportunities to channel their spirit and light in positive directions.
Dedicated to helping children know and feel the love of Jesus Christ, develop Christian morals and values, and explore God’s creation through the principles of reading, writing, and math.
Messiah Lutheran Lambs is a non-profit, Lutheran Early Childhood School that was founded in 1961. They enroll children ages six weeks through Kindergarten and follow a modified Richardson/Plano school district calendar which includes a school year that runs from August through May.
What a joy it is for them to be able to offer educational opportunities for your children! They provide a nurturing environment that instills Christian morals and values while teaching the principles of reading, writing, and math.
They currently have a few openings available for the current school year. Registration for the 2018-2019 school year opens to the public on February 5th.
Young Disciples Discovery Center
- They are a Faith Based State Licensed Director Home (#1673615) with over 18 years in business.
- They do not push any religion at all on the children.
- They strive on providing quality care, structured learning & lots of love for your child(ren). Offering care for Infants starting at 6 weeks, all the way through their Kinder-Readiness Program.
- Their curriculum is geared towards each age group & they even offer Progress Reports for our Pre-School & Kinder – Readiness Programs so that you can see the progression in your child’s learning.
Rates include Breakfast, Am Snack, Lunch & Pm Snack and hours are 8 am – 5:15 pm Mon – Fri. An extended am drop off is an option for earlier care.
They have Full Time, Part Time (Set days) or MDO options available. Weekly, Monthly & Quarterly Tuition options as well as a few different discount programs for various categories.
Centrally located off 121/Coit in Frisco.
Low Ratios and Low Turn over rates with children & teachers. Most of their children start with them as infants, & age out to Kindergarten. They have 3 Teachers on Staff, who have CPR/First Aid qualifications for Infant/Child/Adult, as well as Required State Annual Training for Child Care/Child Development
They are a Type 1 Diabetic Friendly Program
Says, Director and Plano Mom, Lisa Rausa:
“We believe in offering a fun loving home type environment for your child, where not only do they learn social interaction, but also manners, cleaning up after themselves, how to be a child, exploring, & so much more.
We have outside play twice a day weather permitting, Science, Math, Literature, Art, Social Studies, Sensory, Economics & more.
We believe in learning through play, group & song. Song creates repetition, which we all know leads to easier learning & memory recognition.
Our children & their families are treated as family. We have Monthly Newsletters so parents know what is coming up, as well as seasonal parties & events that are open to the entire family. These include, but are not limited to: Valentine, Easter, Birthdays, Thanksgiving Feast, & Christmas with Santa coming to deliver cheer!”
Other Recommended Plano Preschool’s
Archgate Montessori Location: 4660 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX 75024-2130 972-491-1230 Ages: 18ths- 6th grade They also offer early morning hours and an after-school program until 6 pm.
Lovedale Montessori Location: 4100 W Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75024 (972) 435-0680 Ages: Infants- Kindergarten and even have an after-school program for elementary aged kids.
Parker Chase Location: 4801 Tennyson Parkway Plano, TX 75024 972-618-4485 Ages: Infants-Preschool aged. They even have an after-school program for kids in elementary school.
The Learning Experience Location: 8744 Ohio Dr, Plano, TX 75024 (972) 210-2728 Ages: 6 weeks to 6 years.
Primrose School of Preston Meadow Location: 5801 Coit Road Plano, TX 75093 972-964-6826 Ages: Infant- Kindergarten. They also offer an after-school program for elementary aged kids.
Pebblecreek Montessori Location: 8104 Coit Rd Plano, TX 75025 (469) 617-6844 Ages: Infant through upper elementary programs offered.
WillowBend Learning Center Location: 3900 W Park Blvd Plano, TX 75075 (972) 867-1871 Ages: Infants- Preschool. They also offer after-school care for elementary aged kids Kinder- 5th.
Preston Creek Montessori Location: 5040 Commonsgate Blvd, Plano, TX 75024 (972) 403-7766 Ages: 6 weeks to 6 years as well as enrichment programs, after-school programs, and summer camps.
Healthy Beginnings Montessori House Location: 3411 Los Rios Blvd, Plano, TX 75074 Ages: Newborns to primary care.
Primrose School of Plano at Deerfield Location: 4100 Hedgcoxe Rd, Plano, TX 75024 (972) 208-1754 Open 6:30 am – 6:30 pm
Kids r Kids Learning Academy of West Allen Location: 1223 Alma Dr, Allen, TX 75013 (214) 667-7777 Ages: 6 weeks through 12 years old including after-school care.
Alpha Montessori Location: 4815 Rasor Boulevard, Plano, TX 75024 (214) 872-2825 Ages: Infants through elementary school.
Spanish School House Location: Allen, Frisco, and North Dallas They offer excellent early childhood education while giving children the gift of a second language Ages: Preschool through kindergarten and even summer camps.
Creme de la Creme Location: 5516 W Plano Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093 (972) 818-5736 (they also have locations in Frisco and Allen) Ages: Infant through Kindergarten with camps and before/after-school care available as well.
Some of our most recommended Mother’s Day Out schools in Plano do offer extended days for working parents. Check out
- Grace Presbyterian Christian Day
- Hunter’s Glen Childhood Learning Center
- Canyon Creek Day
Do your children attend any of these? Tell us your thoughts in the comments. We always love getting new ideas and recommendations for other Plano Moms.
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