Healthy Beginnings Montessori House

Healthy Beginnings Montessori House


Matthew's response?
"My old school, Healthy Beginnings"
Town Hall is now preparing Welcome Kits for new families that are moving into our community.

Our Welcome Kits feature and direct these new families to a small number of local businesses for the goods, services & professionals that they need to find.

Since our Welcome Kits are exclusive, and we can only accommodate one Day Care/Pre-School Center, I would ask you to kindly let me know if you are interested in being featured in our local Welcome Kits.

It is worthy to note that, according to Dr. Cathy Goodwin in her book “Making the Big Move”, 33% of new residents and families seek out a new Child Care Center within 6 months of their relocation. As such, approximately 1 out of 3 recipients of our Welcome Kits are actively seeking a new Child Care Center.

I would like to schedule a time when you are expecting me so that I may drop off a sample of our "Welcome Kit" and explain the program in greater detail.

Please reply with your availability or call me at your earliest convenience.

For a faster response, or if you prefer, feel free to text me on my cell which is listed in my signature.

Rick Erling
(972) 727-6880
[email protected]

Healthy Beginnings Montessori

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Healthy Beginnings Montessori Professional Development

We are excited to announce Montessori 101

Come and Discover

Saturday June 24, 2023
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Registration Starts at 8:30 am

St. Christopher’s Montessori School
7900 Lover’s Lane, Dallas Texas, 75225

Hosted by an AMS and AMI Certified Teacher - Earn 5 CE Hours!!

Who Benefits from this Workshop?
Educators, administrators, parents, and nannies who want to deepen their understanding of the Montessori method and philosophy.

What You'll Learn!
The Benefits of Montessori. Debunk the Myths!
Core Principles of the Montessori Method and Philosophy.
How to Prepare your Environment! We’ll highlight the infant, toddler, and primary classrooms.
The role of adults. Discuss responsibilities and the value of working together.
Preparing Children for the 21st Century. Highlight the integration of subjects.
How to talk to children and manage your classroom the Montessori way.
Learn how to communicate the importance and benefits of a Montessori education to families.

Email [email protected] to Register.for the workshop


Healthy Beginnings Montessori Professional Development

We are excited to announce! We'll be hosting a workshop on "Introduction to Language in a Montessori Classroom."
Earn 5 CE Hours

Join us Saturday March 25, 2023
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Registration Starts at 8:30 am

Montessori Children's House
1900 Hedgcoxe Rd. Plano Texas 75025

The Workshop will be Divided into Two Groups!
This fun and engaging event has been structured to maximize learning through hands-on activities while collaborating with others.

Geetha Nagarajan AMS 3-6 Guide
Overview on oral and written language lessons.
Understand the preparation to prewriting exercises and what can be offered to the child.
Learn how to setup your shelves in the correct sequence for language learning.
Learn how to give a Three Period Lesson to introduce a concept or vocabulary.
Learn how to make a variety of easy and inexpensive language works.

Tami Kinna AMI 0-3 Guide
Learn what materials are used for developing and enriching language. You'll be provided helpful tips and guidelines regarding language work in the infant, toddler and transition communities.
Learn how to give lessons using real, replicas and picture cards including variations.
You'll be given the opportunity to practice giving lessons with a variety of language works.
You'll learn how to make a variety of easy and inexpensive language works.

School Discount
For two or more participants from the same school; $35 early bird registration. At the door $45.


As with all the Montessori materials, there is much more going on with the child’s work than might appear to the casual observer.

Among the first in the sensorial materials, the Knobbed and Knobless Cylinders set the stage for a progression of exercises that train the senses, encourage attention, and develop intelligence; in short, exercises that indirectly prepare the child for later work in language, mathematics, and all future academic endeavors.

Benefits from working with cylinders include the development of:

- Skills in visual discrimination
- Sequencing and seriation skills
- Precision
- New vocabulary

To learn more, read the article titled "The Montessori Knobbed Cylinders: Introducing the Young Child to Changes in Dimension" and check out our new series about Montessori materials on the Montessori Life blog.


“The real preparation for education is the study of one’s self. The training of the teacher who is to help life is something far more than the learning of ideas. It includes the training of character; it is a preparation of the spirit.”
– Maria Montessori

Did you know this year’s Montessori Experience will focus on spiritual preparation?

Join us:

Photos from Big Little Feelings's post 01/15/2023

Photos from Big Little Feelings's post


Healthy Beginnings Montessori
Hosted by an AMI and AMS Guide

Saturday February 11
How to Effectively Communicate with Children and Parents
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Registration starts at 8:30am
Wisdom Montessori Academy
25679 Smotherman Rd, Frisco Texas 75033

What You'll Learn!
How to effectively communicate with children and parents.
Explore a variety of techniques when handling challenging behaviors.
How to communicate the Montessori way while respecting the Child.
The best approach for Conducting Parent/Teacher Conferences. You'll learn what to do and what not to do. What to say and what not to say.
How to write narratives on a conference form.
How to navigate difficult conversations with parents.

Not Your Typical Workshop​
This workshop has been carefully designed to maximize learning potential!! This happens through group discussions, analyzing scenarios and role playing. You'll be given sample conference forms with narratives. Additionally, you'll be given documents illustrating how and what to write on conference forms.

School Discount
For two or more participants from the same school; $45 early bird registration. At the door $55


Saturday, November 12th. Practical Life Hands-on, Workshop.

Dallas, TX. Springhill suites
8401 Angels Dr. 75024

Register now to attend our Practical life 101 workshop. Hosted by Tami Kinna and Geetha Nagarajan, this interactive workshop will provide tips and tools for practical life Montessori works for your classroom or home.

Who is this workshop for?
Educators and parents who want to refresh their skills have few materials, and those who wish to hands-on practice with real practical life Montessori work.

Early bird special starting at $49. Email for registration form:
[email protected]


Saturday, November 12th. Practical Life Hands-on, Workshop.

Dallas, TX. Springhill suites
8401 Angels Dr. 75024

Register now to attend our Practical life 101 workshop. Hosted by Tami Kinna and Geetha Nagarajan, this interactive workshop will provide tips and tools for practical life Montessori works for your classroom or home.

Who is this workshop for?
Educators and parents who want to refresh their skills have few materials, and those who wish to hands-on practice with real practical life Montessori work.

Early bird special starting at $49. Email for registration form:
[email protected]


Hello to our Healthy Beginnings community! We have an exciting update we want to share with you all.

Geetha Nagarajan, former Assistant Director and lead Primary teacher, and Tami Kinna, former Director, founder, and co-owner of Healthy Beginnings Montessori House, are coming together to launch a professional development training program. With over 30 years of combined Montessori experience, they are presenting Healthy Beginnings Montessori Professional Development.

"We are committed to the Montessori pedagogy and will continue to pursue our passion for educating and connecting with schools and individuals interested in child, school and administration development."


"If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, (1749 -1832) German poet, playwright, novelist and scientist

Photos from Healthy Beginnings Montessori House's post 06/09/2022

Are you expecting a baby? Or have a newborn?

Are you looking for a loving, caring environment specifically designed to meet the needs of the children and a cozy home away from home for babies 3-18 months old.

Come join us: June 18,2022 Saturday
9 am -11 am for an Infant room information session and Tour

This is a great opportunity for Expecting moms and their families to get a sneak peek into our "Montessori infant community.

RSVP by email to [email protected]


❤️Of all things, love is the most potent - Dr. Maria Montessori
❤️We celebrated Valentine’s Day at HBMH by doing a variety of Valentine themed Montessori activities, art projects and enjoyed a yummy heart shaped cookie with frosting for snack
❤️Children enjoyed spreading the frosting on the cookie using a spoon - what a lovely way to include essential Practical life skills while celebrating a holiday.


🎂We celebrated our school’s birthday last week : 12 incredible years of serving the Healthy Beginnings community!
🎂We want to reflect on this time by celebrating each individual that has been apart of our journey- parents who have volunteered or donated, our committed staff, and the children ( both alumni & current).
🎂As a small school, each year brings trials and tribulations, and it's through the support of our community, we can learn and grow from these valuable lessons.
🎂Since our owners Ms.Bini and Ms.Tami came together to foster the dream of building an authentic Montessori school; Healthy Beginnings’ mission has always been- To nurture self-confident learners who feel empowered to problem solve, collaborate and lead. Encourage ideas like free-thinking, personal responsibility, compassion, and communal harmony. To learn to live in peace with self, family, community, and earth.
🎂Thank you to each & everyone who has been part of our journey through the 12 years …. Cheers to many more years of serving the children & the community.

Children’s Emotions and Feelings: Part 1 11/05/2021

Children’s Emotions and Feelings: Part 1

New Blog post. We are starting a series on the topic “Children’s Emotions and Feelings”. We will share the importance, tips & tricks, tools to aid children navigate their emotions and feelings so they can become an emotionally intelligent individual.

“It is important to recognize and understand emotions in ourself and others to manage behavior and in turn relationships with everyone”

Stay tuned for part 2 next week !

Children’s Emotions and Feelings: Part 1 Emotions are simply a class of feelings usually directed towards a specific object and is typically accompanied by physiological and behavioral changes in the body. It is important for adults, espe…


🎃It sure feels like Fall here at school ….

🎃Our children are so excited to bring in their pumpkins and decorate them with paint, stickers, yarn, googly eyes, glitter etc

🎃Some children got big pumpkins, some got little ones, some got white while some got orange ….

🎃Children are provided the materials and encouraged to decorate their pumpkins based on their own interest and creativity.

🎃Art is one of the many ways children express themselves. Art is a way for children to communicate their feelings

🎃It is through art that children develop their fine motor skills

🎃 Choosing which pumpkin to buy at the store ….. carrying the pumpkin to class …. Decorating it the way they want to … fosters so many skills in the children. Decision making , purposeful movement, maximum effort, art exploration, sensory feel of materials and so much more .

🎃One of our primary students also got an “extra pumpkin” just in case to give to a friend who may have forgotten to bring one for themselves. She was so excited to share it with a friend who forgot to bring her own.
What a lovely gesture of kindness?


☀️ One of our primary friends used the lovely seasons and months of the year printables from to create the seasons wheel
🌧 These printables are very realistic and colorful
❄️ Children practice cutting and gluing in addition to learning the names of the months& seasons
🍁We also read books and discussed the characteristics of the different seasons
🌸The best part is when children make the association between the activity inside the classroom to what they observe when they are out in nature
🌿A great visual activity to understand the abstract concept of seasons & month

Peace: An Integral component of the Montessori curriculum 09/23/2021

Peace: An Integral component of the Montessori curriculum

Check our new post on our School blog on the topic “Peace in the Montessori curriculum”, published on the occasion of International Peace Day.

Peace: An Integral component of the Montessori curriculum “Establishing enduring peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of the war.”- Dr. Maria Montessori Peace is a core component of the Montessori c…


Construction update: Our School construction is coming along well and progress is being made daily.
Some of our cabinets are being installed ,doors are being hung and floors are being laid this week.
Countertops are on back -order. We are exploring alternate vendors for them, but unfortunately there is material shortage currently.
With the delays in procuring the materials and labor shortage, based on contractor timeline and inspections that need to happen after everything is complete, we are hoping for a mid-November opening.
Thank you everyone for your patience & understanding. We are grateful and are doing everything we possibly can to ensure a quick, smooth transition back to our school campus.
We look forward to putting the school back together and welcoming the children to their new communities.


🕊Today, Sep 21st is International peace day
🕊Our School’s motto is “Learning to live in peace with family, community and Earth
🕊Our students and staff wore white today for Peace day
🕊We sang the “Light a candle song”, read Peace books, discussed various ways we can be peaceful with one another, discussed conflict resolution tips in class
🕊Some of our primary students are working on creating the world map and learning how to say “Peace” in different languages.
🕊Some our students are also working on creating a peace book and banner, in addition to making peace pin wheel, lanterns and pin pricking dove to celebrate this special event
🕊Our special Peace day post is up on our school blog : Check it out at :
🕊How did you celebrate “Peace day - share with us in comments below.

Photos from Healthy Beginnings Montessori House's post 08/31/2021

🌱Today, August 31st is Dr. Maria Montessori’s birthday.
🌱We honor her and are thankful that she developed a revolutionary education method and way of life that benefits so many children around the world.
🌱We celebrated her life by doing a “Montessori celebration of life” using the seasons Mat, sun and Earth(globe) at school today.
🌱Children used golden beads material in the math area to create ‘151’ to mark Dr. Maria Montessori ‘s 151st birthday
🌱Children took turns going around the sun and recalled her legacy /contributions after each turn.
🌱The basic founding principle of Montessori philosophy is “Follow the child” and the ultimate goal is to “foster independence “ in the children.

What are some things you like about Montessori? Let us know in the comments below.

A sneak peek into the woman behind it all – Dr. Maria Montessori 08/30/2021

A sneak peek into the woman behind it all – Dr. Maria Montessori

August 31st is Maria Montessori’s Birthday.
Want to learn more about her life, legacy and contributions to the society- Check out our school
Blog post:

A sneak peek into the woman behind it all – Dr. Maria Montessori Dr. Maria Montessori is the founder of the Montessori theory that we here at Healthy Beginnings Montessori House hold so dear. Let us learn more about this amazing woman who was a trendsetter…


Looking for a new teaching position? Consider applying at Healthy Beginnings Montessori House! You’ll be working alongside the lead teacher with a low teacher-to-student ratio of 2:12.

We are seeking a full-time toddler assistant for our Strawberry community, children 18 months to 3 years. We offer competitive salaries, paid holidays and vacations, as well as professional staff training. We follow the PISD school calendar for national holidays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas break. You’ll spend the holidays with your family while getting paid.

If you have experience in early education or in Montessori, that’s wonderful; however, it’s not mandatory. We’re looking for enthusiasm, integrity, and strong work ethics. The ideal applicant must be flexible, eager to learn, and genuine love and respect for all children.

Contact Information: Tami Kinna, [Email hidden], 972-881-8200

Healthy Beginnings Montessori 05/13/2021

Healthy Beginnings Montessori

Our Montessori blog is active again! We would love for you to check out our latest article, "Nature: Growth of Child’s mind, body, and spirit." Written by Ms.Geetha, who has been a part of our school community for several years, applies her love and knowledge for Montessori in these blog posts.

Let's get inspired by nature and get outside with our families.

Healthy Beginnings Montessori Learning to live in peace with family, community, and earth.


We're celebrating our incredible Teachers this week! We are thankful for your love, care, and attention. You are what makes our school shine!


We've been germinating green bean seeds this afternoon. 🌿 We will spend the next couple of weeks patiently watching our seeds burst. Besides creating a moment of pause, which teaches “how and why things take time,” this lesson is a concrete example of the delicate balance needed to sustain life. We're also going into reproduction, how plants pollinate. Our students will be tasting the beans when they have sprouted and measuring their length. Our older students will be journaling each day observations they notice with their seed. Everyone is excited!


Earth Day flower potting 🌸

Movement Enhances Learning - Montessori Services 04/25/2021

Movement Enhances Learning - Montessori Services

Movement is one of the most essential elements in a Montessori environment. Movement strengthens memory and learning.

This is why we have no assigned seats. Children move freely. Our math and language work, for example, is concrete material. Instead of memorizing how to count to 10 or our ABCs, children use materials such as math rods and sandpaper numbers for tracing to tangibly understand the reason for something. From here, they build a foundation that is deeply rooted in genuine knowledge from which they continue to expand. These continued lessons continue up to the 3rd-grade level in our classrooms, allowing students to excel and advance when they are ready without limitations that we often see in public school settings.

Movement Enhances Learning - Montessori Services "If you wish to give the means to the child for his development you must give them in such a way that the child can, and must move. ...In all her books, lectures, conversations, Montessori incessantly returns to this great theme of the importance of movement." - E.M. Standing "Maria Montessori, Her....

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