Montessori Kids Universe, an authentic Montessori pre-school offering programs for children ages 6 months to 6 years, opened its doors on November 7. Led by Head of School Dr. Rebecca Deurlein and a team of educators experienced in childcare and trained in Montessori, the school introduced its Montessori curriculum enhanced by its one-of-a-kind Reggio Emilia science and art enrichment program to Sugar Land.

Being brand new, the school attracted attention for its clean environment; healthy, organic, made-fresh-daily lunches; and its commitment to high standards and excellent care. Parents have noticed the difference in the level of care and are thrilled with the results. “We could not be happier,” said a toddler mom. “We feel so grateful to have found a school that our son loves. In one short week he bonded with the staff and smiled when he got to school. We know he will learn a lot during his time at MKU, not just academically but also emotionally. We appreciate the professionalism and dedication of each
staff member we have met.”

Dr. Deurlein, a 22-year veteran educator who has served in schools across the nation as both a teacher and administrator, understands parents. She is the author of the parenting book Teenagers 101 and is a frequent speaker to parenting organizations and schools. “The parents in Fort Bend take their children’s education seriously, and wehave tremendous respect for them,” she said.

“The most important support we can give parents is to help their children discover the joy of learning, to inspire them, to encourage them, and to teach them at a young age that learning is an adventure. If we don’t capture children when they’re young, we could lose them forever, so we take our responsibility very seriously.”

Montessori Kids Universe is open year round with a special summer camp that will leave kids and parents smiling. Learning never stops as each child moves at his or her own pace and teachers work to take students to a higher level. The DaVinci Kids enrichment program is the only one in Fort Bend County and ensures that all kids learn through hands-on creative methods with proven results. Teachers emphasize cooperation, respect, responsibility for oneself, and kindness, something that impactschildren their entire lives.

“From teens to toddlers, education matters,” said Dr. Deurlein. “Regardless of their age, children deserve a top-notch instructional environment where they never doubt for a minute that their teachers care.” Montessori Kids Universe is located at 2600 Cordes Drive off Lexington and Highway 6, across from First Colony Mall. For more information or to schedule a tour, please call 281-299-5187 or visit