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About Live Oak Learning Montessori

Live Oak Learning Montessori provides a new and exciting nature-based option in education for Parker County families. 


Whether you are a traditional education family looking for a challenging individual curriculum for your child or a homeschooling family looking to expose your child to traditional Montessori program with other children, we provide a individualized learning plan for your child.


Our main goal at Live Oak Learning is to instill in your child a lifelong love of learning.  Plain and simple….we want your child to love learning about themselves and the natural environment around them.

Live Oak Montessori utilizes the traditional Montessori curriculum for the 3-6  and the 6-9 classroom.  We utilize the beautiful Waseca Biomes program as the foundation of our curriculum.


Subjects include:

  • Sensorial

  • Practical Life

  • Geography and Culture

  • Foreign Languages including Spanish, some Mandarin and ASL

  • Phonics based Language Arts 

  • Mathematics

  • Music

  • Nature Studies

  • Movement including Dance and Yoga


Live Oak Learning’s school year begins in August and runs through May. Activities start at 8:30 a.m. each day with time outside.  Montessori work cycle ends at noon with options for extended day lunch bunch and afternoon enrichment classes until 3:00 p.m.

Live Oak Learning is an authentic Montessori academic program that does not offer daycare and/or babysitting services.  If your family requires a program that provides childcare, we are happy to make recommendations based on your family’s needs.


About Eren


Eren Hays is the director and lead teacher of Live Oak Learning Montessori. She is an educator specializing in Montessori for exceptional learners. After staying home and educating her own children for several years, she made the switch to traditional teaching. She taught in the public school system for several years before obtaining her 3-6 Montessori certification. Eren designed dynamic, out-of-the-box learning programs for many years for other schools.  In 2020, she opened Live Oak Learning Montessori. 


Eren's training in Trauma Informed Classrooms and her Montessori credentials inspire her educational philosophies and practices. She graduated with a degree in Biology from Oklahoma State University. She is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Montessori Education with Xavier University. Eren is partner to Matt and mother to 21 year old twins, Zane and Ian and 18 year old Wyatt. Yes...all boys.  Zane is currently serving in the US Air Force and Ian attends the University of Oklahoma's medical program. Wyatt, the youngest, is traveling the world for the next year while trying to decides how to blaze his own path. Eren and her family live on a farm where they have a large garden and  raise cattle, chickens, bees, cats with Hazel the farm dog.

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