Guidepost Montessori preschool opens second McKinney campus

Guidepost Montessori at Craig Ranch recently opened in McKinney. (Courtesy Guidepost Montessori at Craig Ranch)
Guidepost Montessori at Craig Ranch recently opened in McKinney. (Courtesy Guidepost Montessori at Craig Ranch)

Guidepost Montessori at Craig Ranch recently opened in McKinney. (Courtesy Guidepost Montessori at Craig Ranch)

Guidepost Montessori expanded to a second location at Craig Ranch, which fully opened in July.

The new campus is located at 6800 Bountiful Grove Drive, McKinney, and comes in direct response to the growing interest in the preschool’s offerings, with the initial McKinney location on Eldorado Parkway nearing capacity, according to a news release.

The Craig Ranch location was originally set to open in the fall but partially opened in April to help provide emergency care for essential workers, according to the news release. Now, the school is open to enrollment for all.

“Collectively as a network, Emergency Care gave us concrete experience in how to safely adapt our physical campuses as well as innovate new programming to truly meet each family where they are as we head into the next academic year,” said Dominique Staten, the head of school for Guidepost Montessori at Craig Ranch, in a news release. “Our Texas schools have shifted from emergency-only care to open enrollment—though open enrollment looks different this year as we maintain the latest adaptations to uncompromisingly prioritize the health and safety of our children, staff and families.”

The Montessori school at Craig Ranch opened with early childhood programming for children up to age 6. The campus will feature three infant rooms, two toddler rooms, and three Children’s House rooms for preschoolers and kindergartners. There is also a designated gym space.


Information on summer and fall enrollment is available now. 972-521-8921. www.guidepostmontessori.com/craig-ranch

Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct an error. The head of school for Guidepost Montessori at Craig Ranch's name is Dominique Staten.
By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the Frisco and McKinney editions.


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