Message from the Director
Welcome to Little Ivies Montessori!
My name is Shazia Khan, and I am so excited to take on this new role of owner/director here at Little Ivies Montessori. To give you a little bit of background about myself: I was born in Karachi, Pakistan, but migrated to the United States in 1987. I have lived in the DFW area since then. In 1994, after my first daughter was born, I began my journey as an early childhood teacher at a sitter service in Arlington. At the same time, I also worked as a Sunday school teacher at a Baptist church in Dallas. In 1997, I started working full-time as a caretaker of infants and toddlers at the Enrichment Center for Young Children (part of the United Methodist Church in Arlington). In 2002, after my second daughter was born, we moved to Plano. It was at this time that I was able to achieve one of my long-standing goals: opening my own home-based childcare service, Little Steps Child Care Center. After operating at full capacity for several years, I decided to expand the services to include on-site event babysitting through a new service called First Choice Sitters, with events ranging from small local events up to large-scale global conferences. This venture proved to be a success, with us providing care for anywhere from 10 to over 200 children at various events in 2019.
I have been working with children my entire life and have extensive knowledge of child behavior and development, as well as emergency planning and lifesaving measures. In addition to that, I just really love being around kids and watching them grow! I have worked very hard to be able to get to this point, and I couldn’t have done it without the support of parents like you! Thank you for trusting me with the care of your children. Together I hope we can provide them with a solid foundation to help support their growth and development for a successful future. Thank you again!Shazia Khan
Owner and Director
After School Activity
Extracurricular activities are vital to student’s growth. It allows them an opportunity pursue an area of interest and get more involved with it or try out other, new activities. A well-rounded student is often on who has excelled academically while taking part in extracurricular activities. Above is a picture from an after-school cooking class I taught.
Right is a picture of me and my 2nd graders. We worked through a lot of reading, writing and arithmetic problems!