On September 4, Montessori education for 3-6 year olds is coming back to the Rockwall area. On that day, FBC Heath will be opening the doors to a new Christian Montessori program called “Discovery School” which will be directed by Norma Morris.
Morris, a long time resident and member of FBC Heath for 25 years, stated, “I am very excited about the opening of Discovery School which blends the Montessori Method with Christian precepts in a way that is new and fresh.” Morris added, “The school is one of the few Christian Montessori schools in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area to incorporate the Hands-on-Bible curriculum, a concept originally developed by Dr. Maria Montessori as part of her approach to spiritual guidance for children.”
Ms. Morris has a 35 year history of founding and directing private schools in the Rockwall area including Country Day Montessori School in 1978, Country Day Academy (aka The Fulton School) in 1987 and Lakeland Academy in 2001. Morris commented, “I am grateful to the leaders and members of First Baptist Church of Heath for having a vision for this type of education being made available once again to families in Heath, Rockwall, and beyond.”
In conjunction with Discovery School, the church is also sponsoring FREE monthly parent workshops, starting on August 26 from 6-7 p.m., that focus on the parenting and children’s issues that challenge family life in 2012.
Parents interested in the monthly community parent workshops, The Montessori Method of education and Christian education for young children, are encouraged to visit the new website: www.discoveryschoolfbcheath.net or call 972-771-8275.
Pictured (left to right): Judy Kile, Director of Childrens Ministry at FBC Heath
Tammi Black, Discovery School instructor
Norma Morris, Discovery School Director and instructor
Barbara Fidellow -Christian Montessori Fellowship, San Antonio
Edward Fidellow – Director – Christian Montessori Fellowship, San Antonio
Images and story submitted by Norma Morris
Discovery School Director and Instructor