Nursery - Montessori - school
 in newmarket
 in aurora north ontario
 in newmarket canada
preschool in newmarket aurora
preschool in aurora north ontario

Montessori Preschool

Basic Characteristics of Programs for children 2 - 6 years-of-age


  • Toward independence and problem solving
  • Toward the enjoyment of learning
  • Toward the development of order, concentration, and coordination
  • Toward skills in oral communication
  • Toward respect for oneself, other people, and the planet
  • Toward responsible group membership

  • Diverse set of Montessori materials, activities and experiences
  • Schedule that allows large blocks of uninterrupted learning time
  • Classroom atmosphere that encourages social interaction
  • Space for personal, small groups, and whole class learning activities
  • Lightweight, proportionate, movable child-sized furnishing
  • Identifiable ground rules
  • Aesthetically pleasing environment
  • Outdoor space to accommodate rigorous physical activity

  • Ungraded three year age span: 2 to 6 years
  • Parental commitment to a three year cycle of attendance
  • Five day week with minimum daily three hour session
  • Personal and group instruction
  • Child:adult ratios meet local requirements
  • Observational records of the child
  • Regularly scheduled parent conferences
  • Public observation policy

  • To encourage intrinsic motivation, spontaneous activity, and self-education
  • To provide sensory education for intellectual development
  • To encourage competencies through repetitive concrete experiences
  • To encourage cooperative learning through peer teaching and social interaction
  • To provide learning opportunities through physical and outdoor activity
  • To provide learning activities for creative expression

    Certified Montessori teachers at the 3 to 6 year level
  • Continuing professional development
  • Observational skills to match students development needs with activities
  • Strategies to facilitate the unique and total growth of each individual
  • Leadership skills to foster a nurturing environment supportive of learning
  • A partnership developed with parents
  • Supervision and education of auxiliary classroom personnel

  • Organized as a legally and fiscally responsible entity
  • Non-discriminatory admissions policy
  • Written educational policies and procedures
  • Adherence to provincial laws and health requirements
  • Curren school affiliation with CCMA and other professional group

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