Quality and continuity of staff are important parts of our early childhood programs. Our teachers—whose average tenure is 9.7 years—are dedicated, caring professionals who enjoy working with young children. We maintain appropriate teacher-to-student ratios, which encourages personal attention between the care provider and child. All classes are staffed with one lead teacher and one support teacher. Our teachers are highly qualified, many have college degrees, Child Development Associates certification and/or advanced experience in early childhood education.
Music is offered each school day to all children. The class is led by two music teachers who engage the children in singing, dancing, movement and/or playing musical instruments.
Children in 3-year-old and 4-year-old classes attend Spanish class twice a week. The curriculum includes learning the Spanish words for colors, shapes, animals and family names They also sing songs and hear stories in Spanish.
Children attend chapel twice a month in the Sanctuary. Parents are always welcome to join us!
Children in the 2s, 3s and 4s classrooms have carefully selected in-house programs which involve community agencies and services. These include firefighters, police officers, veterinarians, dentists, public librarians, former NASA astronauts, members of the Houston Symphony, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Trail riders, the Singing Cowboy, and “Mother Goose.”
Dance & Gymnastics
Westbury Methodist Day School & MDO partners with quality dance and gymnastics instructors to provide after-school classes for an additional fee. Danse Des Enfants is a year-round ballet/creative movement class and Brown's Gymnastics conducts gymnastics classes in the fall and spring. For more information, contact the office at 713-723-0191.
DCT (formerly Danse des Enfants) teaches ballet/creative movement classes after school for an additional fee. Classes are offered to children 2.5 through 4 years of age. Dance classes are held in the Day School building on Wednesdays from 1:00 pm–1:45 pm.
Brown’s Gymnastics teaches gymnastics after school for an additional fee. Classes are offered to older 3s and 4-year-olds and are held in the Humphrey Hall Gymnasium on Thursdays from 1:00 pm–1:45 pm. Steve Brown and his staff have taught gymnastics at Westbury Methodist for 15 years!
Outdoor play on two beautiful playgrounds is part of each child’s day. One playground is designed for toddlers and 2-year-olds, and the other offers more advanced slides, a garden box, a bike path for riding tricycles, and climbing structures for older children. Most teachers use the playground as an extension of their classrooms, and you will almost always find children playing outdoors during the school day.
Children enjoy playing in our indoor gym on inclement weather days. It is equipped with children’s indoor play equipment.