If you are questioning Montessori at all (wanting to know more about it), I found the following links helpful: http://www.montessori.org/sitefiles/Montessori_101_nonprintable.
*This is MONTESSORI 101: SOME BASIC INFORMATION THAT EVERY MONTESSORI PARENT SHOULD KNOW, by Tim Seldin (President of The Montessori Foundation).
This has a lot of additional info, including videos of what Montessori *teaches children.
We visited different schools in the Plano and Allen areas when we wanted to move our child from the daycare she was attending. Precious Beginnings was the first one we saw. Wendy Hunte gave us a wonderful tour, taking the time to explain how the school works and answering all of my questions. I then proceeded to visit other schools/daycares to get a feel for what was in this area of the metroplex.
Considering the price, curriculum, child/teacher ratios, and experience, we decided to give Precious Beginnings a try, taking advantage of the 1 hour trial run. My child LOVED it. She didn't want to leave. So we signed her up that day. Since then, she has been potty trained and is learning many things. She very much enjoys attending this school.
The teachers are very patient and calm with the students. They earn respect from the children as well as the parents. Anytime I have questions, they give thorough answers. For example, I wanted to know some of what my child would be learning in her new class (she moved up to the next class after being potty trained). The teacher asked me to wait a couple of minutes so she could finish seeing off one of the students. Then she took me to different areas of the class room, and for the next 10 - 15 minutes, showed me what my child would be learning while she is in this class. I asked her about her background, to which she shared with me about her many years of teaching, what she loves about it, etc. The teachers really care about these kids.
The school also does "Celebration of Life", a time to celebrate each child's birthday. They also have Gardening Day, Ornament night, holiday programs in which the kids get to perform, and other activities. A calendar of events is on their website, as well as the daily schedule, the lunch/snack schedule and menu, and a number of other things.
Ironically, the only CON I have so far is the website, which needs to be updated (some of the extra curricular activities have not been offered for a while; photos of kids need to be newer, etc).
I will provide an update to this review if things change. But overall, this is a wonderful place. I am so thankful to have a place that my child loves to attend.