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Sunrise Montessori school is a preschool located in Round Rock, Texas that specializes in high quality Montessori education with a nurturing, independent atmosphere. Between our friendly customer service, ultra-clean school, and credentialed staff, we promise to impress. Discover how wonderful a year-round Montessori school can be by calling to schedule a tour or online!


Sunrise Montessori Preschool of Round Rock provides an academically focused environment fostering a lifelong love of learning and independence through the Montessori philosophy, communication and compassionate care.

Sunrise was created and opened in September of 2006 by Mrs. Black, a 10-year teaching veteran of the public school system and parent of a two year old. She created what she couldn’t find for her own son: a friendly and open Montessori school where smiles abound, teachers and directors are excellent at what they do, and the school is clean and inviting. We want our students to experience such a positive impact on their learning that our parents would never consider having them attend school anywhere else.

Sunrise Montessori strives to be the best – as a school, as a workplace, and as a community for our families. We pride ourselves on retaining high quality teachers, low ratios, and a welcoming, clean school.

Montessori is way beyond traditional preschool, light years beyond daycare or other child care options. Come see for yourself what sets Sunrise Montessori above the rest!

Benefitsof Montessori

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Highly Individualized to Each Student
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Learning is Child-Centered
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Focuses on Key Development Stages
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Children Naturally Learn Self-Discipline
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Focused on Hands-On Learning

Only you can know what kind of preschool is right for your child. Read on to discover the 10 benefits of the Montessori educational philosophy.

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Q: What exactly is the difference between Montessori versus regular daycare/child care?

A: Montessori schools are child centered, unlike traditional childcare centers, which are teacher centered. Students experience hands on activities and allows them to learn at their own pace.Learn more about the differences here:

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Q: What exactly is the difference between Montessori versus regular daycare/child care? 

A: Montessori schools are child centered, unlike traditional childcare centers, which are teacher centered. Students experience hands on activities and allows them to learn at their own pace.Learn more about the differences here:

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One of the great things about Sunrise Montessori is a our Preschool2Me system which allows teachers to share the children’s daily activities, learning path, pictures and other memorable moments with the parents.

The science behind Montessori learning materials
Posted October 16, 2017 by Kathy Scott

One of the greatest differences between a Montessori classroom and a traditional one is the materials, or "works," that the students learn to use. Adults and children alike can observe these differences the moment they enter a Montessori classroom. Rather than scribbling with crayons, a young child might be carefully concentrating on pouring water from a pitcher into a bowl, or be seated on a rug on the floor spelling words with large, tactile letters.

Not only are these materials more engaging and enjoyable for the playful preschooler, but they are carefully designed, specific to the Montessori curriculum. Each material, no matter how seemingly small, playful or mundane, has a specific purpose and learning goal.

The Montessori classrooms are replete with Montessori-designed objects and teaching aides: items not typically found in more traditional, non-Montessori classrooms. The professional Montessori teachers utilize these materials as part of the self-teaching concepts that nurture self-control, concentration, order and independence.

“Control of error” is a major component in the materials of a Montessori classroom. This phrase means that, while interacting with a material, a student can observe if they have completed the task correctly. They don’t need a teacher to correct them — the correction is built into the material or work.

"Experiential learning from the materials promotes problem solving and cognitive development," Mrs. Scott said. "This includes noticing that water has been spilled on a table while pouring to having beads left over when counting to 100."

One graphic example of control of error in a Montessori material is the cylinder block. This wooden block has differently sized holes with cylinders that fit into them. It is impossible for a student to fit a cylinder into every hole without matching the sizes correctly. Thus, when a cylinder is “left out,” the student knows they haven’t completed the task. The intention of the activity is obvious and any mistakes will be obvious.

Control of error limits the amount of intervention or intrusion necessary from a teacher. This unique feature of Montessori materials allows students to learn independent problem solving and analytical skills, and increases their confidence and self-esteem.

These materials are built on the idea that children should discover the answers, not be told the answers. That “aha!” moment cultivates a passion for learning that follows the student throughout their life. Psychology pioneer William Kohler referred to it as insight learning – that sudden ‘dawning’ of understanding the problem and arriving at the answer without repeated trial and error.

Montessori materials are meant to engage and excite the child on all levels. Dr. Montessori was a firm believer in the connection between learning and movement. She felt that more active, sensory-engaging materials would increase a child’s interest in a task, and therefore their learning. By providing materials that address all of the senses and involve the child’s entire body, the Montessori classroom invites all children to learn.

A Montessori classroom gives students the opportunity to classify, compare and order various materials using all five of their senses. For example, many Montessori preschool classrooms have a set of tubes filled with materials that make different sounds — some soft and some loud. By shaking and exploring the tubes, the student can use their auditory sense to arrange the tubes from loudest to softest.

The objects in a Montessori classroom are made of a variety of materials that expose children to different textures and colors. Children have the opportunity to engage with materials made of wood, wicker, fabrics, metals and even glass. The Montessori classroom will also include a number of natural materials like twigs, rocks and leaves.

Montessori learning materials are often fragile, unlike the durable, heavy duty materials that preschoolers are often provided in traditional classrooms. This fragility is an important, intentional quality of these materials: carefulness, for example, is learned when something breaks. Montessori teachers demonstrate thoughtful, appropriate handling of the materials, and the students learn to respect and value their classroom. The pride and joy the students get from interacting with these materials help them to learn independence and responsibility.

While Montessori materials may be more fragile and provide the potential for learning “accidents,” rest assured they are also very safe. All Montessori learning materials are made according federal safety regulations.

Another highly unique and important quality of Montessori learning materials is that they can be used at all levels of learning. The materials that a child is introduced to in preschool will greet them in every classroom and at every level of learning throughout their Montessori career.

Each material presents multiple levels of challenge that can carry through the child’s education as they build on more complex concepts. This feature is well-demonstrated by the concrete “golden beads” material that are used to introduce the decimal system to young children. Single, loose beads represent a value of one and a wire rod holds 10 beads to represent 10. Ten of those rods are wired together in a flat sheet to represent 100 and a cube of these sheets creates a representation of 1,000. Later, this set of materials will be used to perform functions of math such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

The familiarity of these materials not only makes the child comfortable working with them, but it also allows the child to see connections among various concepts of learning and how those concepts build upon each other.
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