The Movers & Shakers Program

The Movers & Shakers Program is a uniquely designed program, typically lasting one year, created to meet the needs of the young child between the ages of 3 and 18 months. With a sensitivity to and understanding of the unique needs of this age group, the Movers & Shakers Program has been designed to provide a warm and nurturing environment that supports the child’s initial transition from home to school and to encourage the child’s natural inclination toward independence.

Program Hours

Half Day: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
School Day:
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


All Movers & Shakers students will have supervised nap periods that allow them to maintain their own pattern of sleeping and waking periods.


For general questions regarding our enrollment process, please visit our Admissions page.
The Montessori approach for the young child promotes independence and helps to develop confidence, while allowing the child to become familiar with their intrinsic curiosity for life. These principles are fostered in our Movers & Shakers room by attuning to when the child feels their needs should be heard; observing and intervening when necessary, always being aware of the child’s space and allowing for them to attempt mastery of a developmentally appropriate skill; providing consistent routines and rituals that meet the child’s expectations; giving the children a secure space to explore and identify their interests; and working in partnership with parents to assure consistency and connection between home and school.

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  • The Movers & Shakers Team

    Morgan Hendricks (she/her), Lead Guide
    Jayda Sanchez (she/her), Assistant Guide
    Mily Mandujano (she/her), Assistant Guide

Movers & Shakers Lead Guide

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    Morgan Hendricks 

Athena Montessori Academy

“I couldn’t have asked for a better start to my son’s education. The loving guides at Athena taught him so much more than reading and writing– he’s learned how to take care of himself and those around him while navigating the social community of his classroom. I feel these life skills will serve him well as he graduates and enters first grade in the fall!”
- Rebecca O’Hara (Child now attending Eanes Elementary)