Montessori Preschools Allen, TX Comparison

Montessori Preschools Allen, TX Compared to Kindergarten Prep Child Care Center

Kindergarten Prep Private Preschool prepares your young child for success in kindergarten and in the years beyond using the very best of today’s educational approaches. We accomplish this by blending learning through joyful play, and by modeling and encouraging respectful and collaborative team work. We provide a fun, developmentally-appropriate environment in which each individual child is challenged to learn at his or her own pace.

When researching early childhood educational programs, parents often ask us how Kindergarten Prep differs from the Montessori Method of teaching. Kindergarten Prep Child Care Center is not classified as a Montessori school, although we incorporate many of the Montessori techniques into our program. Programs at Montessori preschools in Allen, TX will vary from school to school, so we have adopted approaches from the Montessori Method developed by Maria Montessori in Italy in the early 1900’s.

Both Kindergarten Prep and the Montessori Method place an emphasis on developing self-help skills and problem-solving as an individual and as a group. Both approaches view the child holistically and address their social, cognitive, and creative development and needs with great respect. Courtesy and manners are a part of the daily classroom in both programs, and the multi-disciplinary and interwoven curriculums foster a life-long love of learning using hands-on activities.

At Kindergarten Prep, we recognize that most of our students will advance to traditional public elementary schools, and we prepare them for success in that environment. In kindergarten, children need to be able to work individually and cooperatively, and to be able to meet the academic standards set forth by the Texas Education Agency. Keeping this in mind, we have created a child care experience that blends the joy of learning with the necessary structure of the classroom. Children graduate from our programs academically and socially ready to flourish in the traditional kindergarten classroom.

Here are some traits that distinguish the differences between the two programs:

Method at Montessori Preschools

  • Children are in Multi Age groups
  • 25 children, 2 teachers in a group
  • Teachers are certified by Montessori organizations
  • Schools may or may not be accredited with AMS/AMI
  • Serious, work-oriented environment
  • Utilizes contained work trays and materials

Kindergarten Prep Child Care Center

  • Children are grouped by school year
  • 16 children, 2 teachers in a group
  • Teachers have college degrees or are actively working on degrees in Education or Early Childhood Education
  • NAEYC Accredited
  • Playful academic environment
  • Utilizes a variety of learning materials including some from the Montessori Method

Kindergarten Prep is proud to be NAEYC accredited. The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) ensures developmentally-appropriate that we are providing your child with a developmentally-appropriate, high-quality education that meets the “best practices in the field.” To learn more about the prestigious NAEYC accreditation we maintain, please visit the NAEYC site at

Please feel welcome to contact us at any time with questions you may have. We look forward to being a part of your child’s education.

NAEYC Accreditation: The Right Choice for Kids

When parents want the best, they choose Kindergarten Prep Child Care Center. We are the only preschool accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) in Allen Texas.

NAEYC accreditation assures you that your child will be safe, healthy, and learning each day. Accredited programs have met NAEYC’s 10 standards for high quality Early Childhood Education. These programs have demonstrated that they provide a safe and healthy environment for children, have teachers who are well trained, have access to excellent teaching material, and work with a curriculum that is appropriately challenging and developmentally sound.

Kindergarten Prep

Child Care Center

802 South Alma Drive

Suite 100

Allen, TX 75013