Our purpose at The Towne Creek School is to provide a warm, nurturing, supportive and academically challenging environment, where children feel safe, secure, loved and respected; where they are given opportunities to develop to their fullest potential in all areas – social, emotional, physical and cognitive; where parents and staff work together as a team to ensure that we provide an experience that goes beyond the expected, for the children, parents and staff of this program.
We would be honored to share our vision with you. We invite you to visit our program and discuss the goals, philosophy and curriculum.
The Towne Creek School was founded in 1983 to provide the highest quality early childhood program and afterschool experience in a secure and nurturing environment. The two-acre campus, located between Missouri City and First Colony, provides a unique developmental program designed for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers and a Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten program. In addition, a dynamic Afterschool program for school-aged students and a Summer Camp program are offered.
What Makes The Towne Creek School Unique?
Our Staff/Longevity of the Program
The Towne Creek School has been directed by the same owner, an educator, for over 30 years. Most of our lead teachers hold degrees in Early Childhood Education or a related field, and many have been with the school for more than a decade. This strong foundation of child development gives our school a wealth of resources to plan an exciting and challenging program for our children. It not only enhances the quality of education we provide but allows opportunities for authentic assessment and individualization of the curriculum.
Our facility provides a spacious environment inside and out, so our children feel free to explore, create, and learn in a friendly and encouraging way. It is amazing how the physical environment can affect a child’s learning, not to mention their emotional self-assuredness. These qualities are essential in the classroom, on the playground, in the gym, in the library, and when they walk in the front door every day. A welcome, inviting environment holds the key to an upbeat, happy road to a successful learning experience.
Approach to Education/Curriculum
The teachers share the common goal of developing a positive attitude toward themselves and learning in each child. We focus on the growth and development of the whole child — the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive skills. We provide a creative, hands-on approach while maintaining the belief in a solid foundation through core curriculum areas. In addition to teacher-directed activities, we provide an atmosphere in which the children learn and discover independently. Our goal is to develop in each child positive self-esteem, positive social skills, a love of learning, and an opportunity to learn to their greatest potential. Small class sizes and carefully selected teaching materials to allow us to meet the children’s individual needs, interests, capabilities, and learning styles.
Enrichment and Special Events
In addition to our academic curriculum, we prioritize enriching and enhancing the child’s perspective to go beyond the classroom consistently.
Our music class is taught by Mr. Jeff Tedder, who is certified by Texas in Music Education and who has created a program where children can develop sensitivity to beat and meter, singing skills, musical intelligence, memory, and vocabulary, motor skills, sight-reading skills, instrument etiquette, and patterns for social play. The classes are an energetic mix of movement, fingerplays, pretend, and fun with instruments.
Toddlers through Kindergarten have music class weekly.
Our curriculum realizes the importance of health and fitness and provides outdoor play or gym time twice daily. In addition to general play, the children participate in Motor Development twice per week in the gym with our gym teacher. The teacher plans activities that promote the growth and development of the specific age group with whom they are working.
Spanish is offered to the three-year-old classes, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten.
Drama, Art, and Science Rotations
The Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students attend these classes on a rotating basis, with a specialized teacher for each subject area.
Art and science are integrated into the curriculum daily in the younger classes.
Special programs such as Fall Fun, Snow Day, Rodeo Day, Spring Egg Hunt, Halloween Parade, and other events allow children to engage in the activities, be part of the experience, and interact in a way that they cannot do in a typical classroom setting.
To provide a positive learning experience for our children, a close relationship between home and school is vital. High priority is placed on communication between teachers and parents and between administration and parents. Each family is a valued member of The Towne Creek family. Opportunities are available throughout the year for parents to be involved as much as possible.