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"I love that MCS is situated on 10 acres of forested land in the country. My son comes home almost daily with mud on him or sticks in his hair, what better learning than that of nature and play, the old fashioned way. They have gym outside and make forts at recess. The academics are a given but this type of education, especially today, is priceless!"
- Cathy Russell, RHN, CAHN.PRO

Montessori Infant, Toddler and Pre-School Programs Montessori Infant, Toddler and Pre-School Programs Montessori Infant, Toddler and Pre-School Programs

Montessori Infant, Toddler and Pre-School Programs

The Montessori Infant Program - Ages 12 to 18 months

Children between 12 and 18 months are introduced to our school through the Infant program. A 1:3 ratio is maintained, with the Head Teacher having Montessori Infant and Toddler qualifications. Our teachers and assistants are patient, kind and caring individuals who will help your child develop a routine, provide stimulating activities and care for all your child’s needs. Gross motor and fine motor activities are part of the daily routine. Age appropriate materials are provided to enhance the child’s language, cognitive and motor skill development.

In addition to the Infant curriculum, Infant children will receive weekly visits to the gym. Music is enhanced through the Kindermusik Program.  Outdoor Education and School Visits also enrich their experience.

 

The Montessori Toddler Program - Ages 18 months to 30 months

At around 18 months, your child is ready to be introduced to the Montessori Toddler program. The class ratio is 1:5 and the Head Teacher has Montessori Infant and Toddler qualifications. The Toddler staff assists your child in developing a routine, making good social choices and provide stimulating age-appropriate activities. This program has 4 main curriculum areas:  Practical Life (self-help skills), Sensorial, Language and Culture.  The curriculum can include toilet training, if the child is ready.

In addition to the Toddler curriculum, Toddler children will receive French instruction, as well as, weekly visits to the gym. Music is enhanced through the Kindermusik Program.  Outdoor Education and School Visits also enrich their experience.

 

The Montessori Pre-school Program - Ages 30 months to 4 years old

At around 30 months, your child is ready to be introduced to the Montessori Pre-School program. The class ratio is 1:8 and the Head Teacher has Montessori Infant and Toddler qualifications, as well as Montessori Casa (3 to 6 year old) qualifications. The Pre-school staff assists your child in developing routines, practicing good social choices and will provide stimulating, age-appropriate activities. This program has 5 main curriculum areas:  Practical Life (self-help skills), Sensorial, Language, Math and Culture.  The curriculum also includes toilet training.

In addition to the Pre-School curriculum, Pre-school children will receive French instruction, as well as, weekly library and gym visits. Music is enhanced through the Kindermusik Program.  Outdoor Education and School Visits also enrich their experience.

The outcomes of the Infant, Toddler and Pre-School programs are as follows:

  • Trust in people through a warm school environment
  • Social Adaptation
  • Memory Development
  • Spoken Language Development
  • Sense of security and safety at school
  • Feelings of adequacy, autonomy, independence and confidence
  • Independence achieved through walking, talking, eating table food and using the toilet
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