Welcome to The Children’s House Montessori, proudly owned and operated by BrightPath Early Learning & Child Care. Established in 2001, The Children’s House Montessori is known for its reputation in the communities we serve. We have three centres located in the Windsor area: Windsor, Lakeshore, and LaSalle.
We pride ourselves on being a home away from home for the children and our parents know that their children love coming to centre! Our program is very different from most preschools in that we have a progressive Montessori curriculum, but we also have a creative Emergent program. Every early childhood educator at The Children’s House Montessori truly loves what they do and it is evident every day in their work ethic and relationships with the children.
The Montessori Learning Environment is much different than the traditional school model. Montessori instructors are trained to support the children as they learn through their interactions with a carefully prepared and maintained learning environment. The classrooms are arranged according to subject areas (practical life, sensorial, cultural, language and math). Traditional Montessori materials are made of natural materials (wood, metal, glass) and encourage the child to focus on one skill or concept at a time. Before the age of six, a child learns through all of their senses from direct contact with the environment around them. Because all the materials in a Montessori classroom are manipulative, children learn in a very “hands-on” concrete way before being expected to learn abstractly. Children are free to move around the room and choose the work that they wish to do; in this way children learn at their own pace and are not pushed ahead or held back to fit into a pre-determined curriculum. Another important principle of the Montessori philosophy is that children also learn by observing and teaching others. A co-operative atmosphere, rather than a competitive one, is encouraged in the classroom. Over time, the children learn to make responsible choices for their learning and show others the love and respect that is shown to them by their early childhood educators.
"Children are…at an age when they are greatly interested in movements and seem anxious to learn how they should move about. They are passing through that epoch of their lives when they must become masters of their own actions."
— Montessori, The Discovery of The Child