A BRIGHT AND COZY classroom is filled with the familiar sights of any well run Frisco preschool. Tiny chairs around a low table, craft supplies carefully set out at each place for the 4 and 5 year old students who will soon bounce through the door. A large round rug is in one corner of the room for circle time, when students will sit “criss-cross applesauce” on the rug and refer to a colorful laminated wall calendar to discuss the days of the week, months of the year and the weather.
The letter of the month is J, as evidenced by the preschooler’s artwork, all created to mimic the style of Abstract Expressionist artist Jackson Pollack and Neo-Dadaist Jasper Johns. Wait a minute – what?
Maybe this preschool isn’t quite like any other in town, after all. The Musical Arts Schoolhouse, located within the Frisco School of Music, is a unique preschool program that blends traditional kindergarten readiness concepts with dance, theater, visual arts, vocal arts appreciation and introduction to musical instruments…
Denise Strader of Frisco is one happy parent whose two daughters, Emily and Jazmine have thrived in the Musical Arts Schoolhouse environment. “Both girls absolutely love it,” says Mrs. Strader. “Every day I am amazed by what they have learned. My youngest is a special needs child, and she really needs a small classroom ration, In both girls I have seen their speech and behavior progress remarkably – they are doing fabulous.”