Any of the Methodist Mothers Day Out programs are the best. My daughter has gone since she was 18 months for 2 to 3 days a week and she has learned so much. She is 4 now. Be sure to ask when registration is because it is usually in February and you have to get there early and wait. My daughter goes to Faith United Methodist Church on Rayford. The woodlands has one also by the mall.
Thanks Blair. I think the one by the mall is the Children of The Woodlands, right? I know some people who belong there and they all love it for pre-school. From what I have heard the waiting list is a mile long. Are there any good programs further back in the western part of The Woodlands, Sterling Ridge, Indian Springs?
I honestly don't know of any at the back of The Woodlands that are a part of the First United Methodist Program...Yes it is called Children of the Ministry...be sure to call and see when registration is because the waiting list starts over every year. The first day of registration is for current enrolled students and siblings and the next day is for church members and the 3rd day is for the public...but to be honest on the 3rd day the public will get there at 5am and set up a chair and wait so be prepared to do that. Call and ask the dates in advance and take the day off or have your spouse take the day off too or just the morning so that one can watch the kids. Best of luck to you! Since my daughter has been in the Methodist program she is way more advanced than other kids her age that do not go to the Methodist program! She have a curriculum even at 18 months old!
I am a Preschool Teacher at Christ Church United Methodist on Research Forest and love our school. I especially love all of our teachers, my co-workers. We all enjoy the children so much and eachother. I have four children high school age and older and can tell you I would have put them all at Christ Church without question. You can call and talk to Laura in our office and you can go in and tour the school and talk about our programs. Good Luck!
Blair, you are so lucky to be able to take your child to pre-K. I am sure it is expensive, but, it is really good for the children's interraction with others.
Yes stonetx I am very fortunate! She doesn't start pre -k until the fall but she is really prepared since she has been going through the preschool program for 3 years. Its really not that expensive. Since I sacrifice and work overnights I don't use daycare and my babysitter just comes for a few hours a week.
See, I have been wondering about Pre-K also... I have slowly been looking for work since we've been here. For extra income and because I am bored. We are not planning on having another child, (please no comments) and our daughter will be 4 in March. Does anyone take their kids to Stepping Stones? I saw a sign on Woodlands Pkwy and it's so close to our house I figured I would look into it.
Wow, I never would have guessed that pre-schools are such a process here. It looks like most of the schools I looked into are full for the current semester. The Montessori schools seem to have rolling admission since their curriculum is a little different. There seem to be 3 Montessoris in TW--does anyone know anything about them? What about Paddington British School (I think it is off of Sawdust)--does anyone know anything about that one?
SLCFamily--I have always wondered about Stepping Stones as well b/c we live right by it. (I think there are actually two locations--Indian Springs & Sterling Ridge). I would love to hear what you find out about them.
Both of my kids attended Preschool at Community Christian School. It's at Community Christian Church on Falconwing Dr & Woodlands Parkway. I've really love it there! Small and sweet, with really trustworthy teachers.
I can second that about Community Christian. My child has a very small student/teacher ratio. She gets TLC and they have Spanish, PE twice a day, music, etc. They rotate them every 20 minutes, so they are always doing something different. I guess it says a lot when at nap time, every single child including mine, is asleep. However, it is not cheap. But for these early years, we are willing to cut back in other areas to cover the monthly cost.