Montessori & More


An Integrated Model of Primary Education


 

As educators of your children, we are dedicated to providing an enriched environment that inspires and nurtures the child's natural love of learning as a life-long process.

We aim to support children in learning how to be part of a community, and we focus on helping them learn about the people around them and about themselves.

Within this classroom structure, the Montessori program is complemented by a number of other disciplines as well as our multi-disciplinary approach to music education, French, and art.

But that is not all. We also take care of your child during the time he is in our care, from the time we open our doors at 7:30am until closing time at 5:30pm; during the time that he is not studying but playing with his classmates; reading a book quietly, or doing a puzzle, a drawing, etc.; during the time he is sleeping or resting; and during the time they go outside for the morning or afternoon walk or park play. We are responsible for the well-being and safety of your child.


The Montessori Philosophy

 

The Montessori teaching philosophy is based on the approach to education developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. In her studies of young children, Montessori came to understand that each child learns and develops in a unique way.

Today, more than a century later, the Montessori philosophy of education has reached around the globe. Children are learning and thriving in thousands of classrooms on six continents.

Our classrooms and practices are structured to facilitate this development through the introduction of multisensory activities and an awareness of all areas of the child’s development.

Drawing on the proven Montessori materials and on the latest research into creativity, brain development and multisensory learning, we foster children’s love of education by…

  • Above all, respecting the children      and their desire to learn,


  • Involving the children in a balanced educational program,


  • Inspiring independent, goal-oriented children.

"The direction  in which education
starts a man
will determine
 his future in life".

Plato


Academy

Connecting Oral & Written Language

  All oral language prepares children for writing

 


As instructors of your children, our first and most important task is to establish a bond with each of them, as it is only by developing a trusting relationship that we can understand the individual needs and interests of each child.

Based on our observations of children in the classroom environment, we focus on guiding and supporting them, introducing them at their own unique pace to activities we know they will enjoy.   It is through these supportive interactions that we begin to establish trust. This sense of trust is reinforced when teachers continue to recognize and respect each child’s needs and interests, ensuring they feel understood and psychologically safe while facilitating guided education for young children.




The Importance of Children’s Attachments
  The Child /Teacher Relationship



As instructors of your children, our first and most important task is to establish a bond with each of them, as it is only by developing a trusting relationship that we can understand the individual needs and interests of each child.

Based on our observations of children in the classroom environment, we focus on guiding and supporting them, introducing them at their own unique pace to activities we know they will enjoy.   It is through these supportive interactions that we begin to establish trust. This sense of trust is reinforced when teachers continue to recognize and respect each child’s needs and interests, ensuring they feel understood and



    The Child / Family Relationship


It is our goal to foster each child’s individual needs and interests together with their parents. Based in our understanding of child development, and on the importance of the support provided by the family environment, we recognize the importance of connecting with children through connections made with their parents.

We do this by sharing our vision and approach, and our understanding of children’s development and learning styles during parent education sessions.

We encourage parents to take advantage of our open door attitude, booking parent / teacher conference at its scheduled time, or at their convenience if they cannot make it at that time. We value and strive to maintain open dialogue with parents should any concerns ever arise.


The Child / Community Relationship


Whether it is the child’s immediate community—their classmates and instructors—or the general community in which we all live, it is important that children are made to feel part of them.

We firmly embrace the adage “It takes a village to raise a child.” Therefore, whenever possible, we try to bring parents and the community together, developing events and activities that ultimately support the child. We might work together to build a playground, or we participate in community events such as parades.


Children learn from the community in which they grow and thrive, and this is as important to their development as in-classroom teaching.



The Child / Positive Social Skills



As teachers and parents, we witness every day the need for explicit instruction to support the social and emotional development of our children.

At our Care and Education preschool, we believe in the importance of teaching social awareness and pro-social skills, drawing on expectations from the norms of North American culture.


The goal of using a curriculum for pro-social skills in our classrooms is to create a secure, loving environment, where children are aware of different pro-social skills that they can employ in their everyday interactions. By explicitly teaching these, an atmosphere of care and safety is built and expectations are clear.

By bringing together the teaching of these skills along with the traditional Montessori presentations of grace, courtesy, respect of others, ourselves and the environment, ensure expectations are clear for everyone and children develop skills in empathy, impulse control and anger management.