Montessori Country Day School
5117 La Branch St., Houston, TX , United States
Child Care and Day Care Centers
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If you are a Junior Leaguer, drive a nice car, have a child that doesn't bother the teachers, aren't worried that your child might be able to walk out of the school unnoticed, then this just might be the place for you.
DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CHILD HERE
I have two boys, one boys I sent to the Elementary campus on Caroline the other to the campus on Crawford. My boy at the Elementary campus loved the work and was challenged and learned so much. My younger son was abused at the Crawford...
A satisfied mom
My son attended Montessori Country and Day School in Sep, 2010. He was not speaking English at that time as we moved to U.S from Denmark some months earlier. In the beginning, appr. 1,5 months, he was totally ignoring circle time and...
Avoid Even if You Must Quit Employment
Poor conditions, very little actual teacher interaction or actual teaching. My child has attended for almost three years, and the office staff is rude, unhelpful, intractable, and smarmy. \r
This is a sweat shop operation, and my child...
sad and disappointing
i wish i had read these review before sending my child to this school. the teachers do nothing to stop bullying and say hide behind the montessori principle of "children need to work it out". the campus is chaotic and the teachers have...
Please read this before sending your child here
We had heard wonderful things about this school and put our child on the waiting list. We adopted our child and wanted to keep him at home until he developed to the age where interaction with other children would benefit him. This time arrived and we informed the school that we would like our child to begin there. It took a little convincing to get him a spot as there is quite a waiting list but we had been prudent in getting on the list quite early. Prior to his first day we met his teacher with our son and discussed how they do things, things we need to do to prepare and about our son in general. At this time we informed the teacher that we had some concerns about our child's learning development and informed her that we were looking into this with the appropriate doctors but wanted her to know that we had some concerns and that we wouldn't run into any problem there. She informed us that this would not be a problem and that they have several children who have a special therapi
Missed MarÃƒÂa Montessori's true purpose
If they like you child and feel like they are not expending too much energy on your child, they will allow them to stay. They label children as having learning disabilities without verification way too early. After our child and several other physicians' children have had the same negativism and lack of effort, we feel that they seem to lack the true spirit of MarÃƒÂa Montessori who taught the supposedly uneducable and the mentally retarded. They seem to have a long enough waiting list that if they have to put effort with your children, they want to move on. They have lost one child for hours (an older child) and then scolded the parents for not teaching the child boundaries. Where were the entrusted caregivers. It is very disorganized when you are on the waiting list, and their marketing person, Stephanie does not seem to have a good grasp of the situation. They keep telling people that they have people in the masters teacher's position after 30 or 40 years with childre
User review from Citysearch
I have 3 children who have come through MCDS from infancy through the upper elementary program. I and 300 other families are true parent partners in this wonderful full-day Montessori school staffed by college degreed, Montessori certified teachers at every level. They are a full affiliate of the American Montessori Society; there are different levels of affiliation...look for FULL which means they meet every standard required. My children love coming to school. My baby learned to sign and tell me when his diaper needed changing...amazing! The teachers are so passionate about being with the children; they teach me to be a better parent.
One of 300 admiring parents
I have 3 children who have come through all the programs at Montessori Country Day. I and some of the 300 other families in the school want to voice our opinion since the only other 2 previous reviews were written by the same family. Sometimes, a school cannot meet the needs of a family or a child. I have seen children attempting to normalize into a classroom who might be better served in another program. I believe that was the case here. This angry family wrote in a blog that they would actively work to trash the 30 year reputation of this very excellent Montessori school. We hundreds of other parents want to commend the commitment and passion of the faculty and staff to providing the best in curriculum, beautiful garden-like environments and a commitment to educating us about Montessori and helping us to become better at parenting, our most important of jobs.
I didn't like the neighborhood. In the younger children's area, loose dogs were in the area and the caretakers didn't seem to heed the fact that only a wrought iron fence separated the children. Hardly a protection for curious fast moving children. I didn't like the neighborhood at all.
I have done my homwork
I had visited at least 8 other schools before I found Country Day. There are different campuses for different age groups in home like settings with gardens and nature adventures available daily. I want my child to have people who care about her and who love what they do. This one was clean, bright, happy, filled with children who smile, act curious and are loved and cared for at a very high level. My baby signs when she wants to tell me something since she cannot talk. There is individualized care, they get on my child's schedule. I was invited to spend a week before I left her full time, immersed in the classroom with my baby so I could show them everything I have learned about her. I was welcomed as a partner, not treated like an intruder. I will be here for a long time, learning about Montessori as my child moves through their age levels.
Montessori Country Day School is pathetic teachers
There are a lot of mosquitoes and their backyard toys are filled with ants and dirty rain water. The kids are allowed to run there with out any adult checking for insects or cleaning them. They have poor child to caregiver ratio and at any point of time have 3-4 new kids trying to phase in. When I was with my daugther, i saw atleast 4 kids (they are babies still!) crying and all the response they got was 'shhhhhhh!, don't disrupt the circle time!'. For some reason the girls tend to do better, but boys seem to be withdrawn and un-stimulated. I am thinking about pulling my daughter off as she is yet to start speaking and there is no one with patience to tend to her. Every day I go to pick her up she is sitting near the door and crying, while the teachers are engaged in feeding the non-crying kids. Ms. Chris has poor hygiene and uses her bare hands to take ice off of kidÃ¢Â€Â™s juices. The teachers seem to be shifting between the campuses and no one intends to have any relation with your chi
sad and disappointing
i wish i had read these review before sending my child to this school. the teachers do nothing to stop bullying and say hide behind the montessori principle of children need to work it out. the campus is chaotic and the teachers have no authority. it might be good for toddlers but not for older children.
Avoid Even if You Must Quit Employment
Poor conditions, very little actual teacher interaction or actual teaching. My child has attended for almost three years, and the office staff is rude, unhelpful, intractable, and smarmy.
This is a sweat shop operation, and my child has advanced little in her time there. The younger child programs had an effective staff, but as the children age the quality of care is greatly diluted by the unmanageable teacher/student ratio.
Far too many days off, seemingly for the most inconsequential of reasons. Seriously, your child's development could suffer from attendance at this school.
wild hare children... some parents in denial
Country Day is an authentic, world class Montessori school. I have seen some children whose parents are in denial about their lack of parenting skills or about a special need their child might have. Those children require an inordinate amount of time and attention from a skilled teacher. The teachers have extrordinary passion and high skills, but ... they are not miracle workers with undiagnosed, special needs children. Most children function beautifully and mine are among that population. I respect the teachers and hold them in awe. it is just too bad that some parents have blinders on about their little wild hares. Montessori schools are about making the match. Often, it is the parent who will not be a good partner, an active learner so their child can grow developmentally. In my child's toddler class, I have seen these families who take up the time and attention of teachers. I want people to know there are others in attendance who love the sanity, the peacefulness, the enrichment in the curriculum, but most of all, we love our children's teachers. Some people are just negative nay-sayers and can't seem grow and learn as well as their children might. It is a team approach and, unfortunately, these parents are the Bobby Knights of toddlerdom.
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