Preschool Options for our Little Ones in the McAllen/Edinburg Area

Copy of COMMITTINGEducation is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.  Nelson Mandela

We all want our child to have every advantage in life and to succeed, especially when it comes to their education.  There are approximately 1,825 days between the day a child is born and the day they go to kindergarten.  That is 1,825 days for their brain to absorb and soak up knowledge.  With so many options available, selecting your child’s early childhood school can be very challenging.  Some parents feel keeping their child home and working with them until kinder is great, while others feel a formal educational setting promotes more social and cognitive development.  Both options can be very beneficial.  Only you know what is best for your child.

As an educator, I know working with young children can be very challenging and rewarding.  In my quest to find the right preschool for our children, my main priority was looking for a school with a loving and safe environment.  When trying to select the right preschool for your child, it is important to ask your friends and family for their thoughts and experiences with early childhood education.  What are your expectations?  Is it learning at their own pace such as a  Montessori program?  Perhaps a more structured environment?  There are also schools that teach dual language.  All my children had great experiences in preschool.  They have all loved their teachers and still keep in communication with them.

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The following list includes a few preschools in the area where my children or my friend’s children have attended and have been very satisfied.  All of them are currently accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year.  I have tried to include grade levels, however, the times may be different for individual grades.  Please contact them for a tour of the campus, and I encourage you to be prepared with any questions or concerns you may have.  Good luck!

  • COVENENT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
  • 4201 North Ware Road    McAllen, Texas
  • 956-686-9470
  • PK2 – 8th Grade     8:00am – 3:30pm     extended hours available
  • DE PRAGA MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL
  • 2029 Jackson Crk    Edinburg, Texas
  • 956-316-0725
  • PK2 – 1st Grade     8:30am – 3:00pm     extended hours available
  • DISCOVERY SCHOOL
  • 1711 West Alberta Road     Edinburg, Texas
  • 956-381-1117
  • 18 months – 6th grade     8:15am – 3:30pm     extended hours available
  • FRAMBOYANT LEARNING CENTER     (Bilingual School)
  • 2525 Buddy Owens     McAllen, Texas
  • 956-687-4697
  • 18 months – 5 years     8:45am – 3:00pm     extended hours available
  • FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH DAY SCHOOL
  • 4200 North McColl Road     McAllen, Texas
  • 956-668-9009
  • 12 months – 4 years     9:30am – 1:30pm
  • LYNN FLOWERS PRESCHOOL
  • 104 South 12th Street     McAllen, Texas
  • 956-682-1192
  • PK 2 – PK4      9:00am – 12:00pm
  • OUR LADY OF SORROWS SCHOOL     (Montessori)
  • 1100 Gumwood     McAllen, Texas
  • 956-686-3651
  • PK3 – 8th grade     7:45am – 3:00pm     extended hours available
  • ST JOHN’S EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL
  • 2500 North 10th Street     McAllen, Texas
  • 956-686-0231
  • PK2 – 6th grade     8:00am – 3:20pm     extended hours available
  • ST PAUL LUTHERAN SCHOOL
  • 300 Pecan Blvd.     McAllen, Texas
  • 956-682-2345
  • Pk4 – 8th grade     8:00am – 3:45pm     extended hours avaialble
  • Childcare 12 months – 4 years

If you are looking for something fun to do with your toddler this weekend, FRAMBOYANT LEARNING CENTER will be having their annual Spring Fest Carnival this Sunday, March 23rd from 2pm – 6pm.  They will have Arts and Crafts, Carnival Rides, Capoeira Exhibition, Face Painting,  Moon Jump, Petting Zoo and Pony Rides.  This would be a great opportunity to see the campus and speak to the staff.  The school is located on 2525 Buddy Owens in McAllen. Enjoy!

 

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3 Responses to Preschool Options for our Little Ones in the McAllen/Edinburg Area

  1. Jaime A Gonzalez Jr March 24, 2014 at 10:47 pm #

    Mi amor,
    I am proud of your blog and the theme you selected. By sharing your knowledge you will help many parents. Our children are lucky to call u mami. Amo, Jaime

  2. Lizette de la Garza August 15, 2014 at 7:21 pm #

    Love this & love Rina!! Great job Girl! Sending a hello to your fam, especially my lil prince Joaquin!!

  3. Liz January 9, 2015 at 4:30 pm #

    Great list!

    The Discovery School is also Montessori. It’s actually the only fully-accredited Montessori school in the Valley. It’s accredited by the major Montessori organizations as well as SACS (the same accrediting body that accredits UTPA).

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