When starting in our Bambini program we will provide the children with simple self-help skills such as self-soothing, independent feeding, fine and gross motor, all while ensuring they receive love and affection from their care providers. As the children enter into our Toddler program we encourage and help them learn the work cycle, and how to complete a task. We also introduce the concept of shapes, sizes, colours and continue to help them learn independently.
While in our CASA program our children begin the process of writing, reading and mathematical discovery. We provide them with the same five areas of the classroom you will see in our Toddler program: math, language, cultural, sensorial and practical life with an open-ended art shelf available during the day.
The Bambini Program (ages 6 weeks to 18 months)
The aim of the Montessori Infant program is to foster the development of basic trust and to assist in the normal development of the personality. Basic trust develops in an environment where people respond appropriately to the infant's communication of needs to be loved, respected and accepted. Infants learn through their senses. They learn by watching and moving freely in their environment.
The Toddler Program (ages 18 months to 2.5 years)
According to Montessori philosophy, learning is the most fun during the first three years of children's lives as they absorb their environment unconsciously. Certified Montessori early childhood educators lead classes using age-appropriate Montessori materials and activities that are designed to arouse interest and involvement. Classrooms are carefully planned to meet the needs of toddlers and organized for their convenience.
The CASA Program (ages 2.5 to 6 years)
The foundation of the Montessori experience, the primary program, is for children in the important early formative years. Beginning with practical and social skills, children learn to keep track of their belongings, to put things away, to share materials. Academics are introduced through concrete, manipulative materials which utilize all five senses and lay the groundwork for abstract thinking. As the children age up to four years old, we turn our attention to focusing our programs to best prepare your child for school. We discuss art and music, and practice multiplication and division. By keeping the class sizes small we ensure the valuable one-on-one time that each child deserves.
Out-of-School-Care Program (school age)
Welcome to the Out-of-School-Care Program, where your child takes the reins! Our child-led before and after school program includes a variety of areas tailored to pique the different interests of our school-aged kids, up to 12 years old. Do you have an artist? She will love our music, theatre and creativity zones. Does your child love to design, experiment and build? He can let his imagination grow in the tech, science and construction zones!
Our Out-of-School-Care Program provides children with opportunities to learn and grow. Our focus is the further development of their social and emotional growth. We incorporate the understanding of each child’s social and cultural world, including the child’s daily school experience. Staff in our program build relationships with the children to learn who they are, what they are interested in, and to find out what they have in common with each other. We strive to develop programs that highlight each child’s unique needs and the universal characteristics of the middle years.
The program includes a mix of exploration, guided and independent activities and offers children opportunities for dramatic play, crafts and art, games and so much more.