Choosing a child’s education path is a crucial decision for parents. The Montessori approach to education focuses on fostering a child's natural curiosity, independence, and love for learning. It is based on the belief that each child has an inherent ability to learn and develop at their own pace. Also necessary is an environment that supports their individual growth and development.

Aspiring Minds Montessori in Frisco bases their core curriculum on these principles established by Dr. Maria Montessori.

“Montessori is very individualized, so each child is on their own learning trajectory,” said Kim Moore, Operations Director at Aspiring Minds Montessori. “They learn at their own level [and] their own pace.”

Admission to Aspiring Minds Montessori can begin as early as six months old. With children that young, the school aims to foster building trust, self-esteem, independence and the ability to explore their environment.

“Even in an infant classroom, it’s not just about playing with toys. The teachers work with Montessori materials with the children. They teach them how to pour [liquid], how to sweep, how to drink their own water [from a cup],” said Roli Kapoor, Aspiring Minds Montessori Academic Director. “Even when they have their circle time, their music time, their book reading time, it is based on Montessori learning. And they do a lot of sign language in the classroom.”

Programs at Aspiring Minds Montessori enroll children from infancy up to kindergarten with year-round sessions. In addition to academic subjects, activities such as yoga and gardening are also part of the curriculum, with specialized teachers coming into the school for the weekly classes. During the summer, special events such as magic shows and petting zoos are presented.

Grace and courtesy such as how to raise their hand to be acknowledged by a teacher when in a group, how to walk in a line, and respect for others’ personal space are also taught. These are skills needed when entering kindergarten or first grade.

Parents are invited to come read during circle time and are celebrated during holidays such as Mothers Day, Fathers Day and Valentine's Day. Parental involvement is welcomed in the classroom on special occasions such as birthdays.

“We treat this as a family environment,” said Kapoor.

The Montessori method works from the principle of giving children the freedom to excel in learning and getting to choose to do it on their own.

In October, Aspiring Minds Montessori will celebrate nine years of educating children. The success of the school is due to the teachers being an integral part of the Montessori family. They are a dynamic link between the environment and the needs of a child. Their love for the children, hard work, and commitment help maintain the high standards of the school. The teachers all have bachelor degrees and have completed Montessori teacher training. Many have been with the school since the beginning in 2014. And they all aim for the goal of encouraging students to learn as much as they can to prepare for their school experience that lies ahead.

“We get a lot of praise from families. Our teachers understand each child’s level of learning they’re on, as well as their personalities,” said Moore.

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