Nurturing one child at a time


an authentic Montessori school

in the serene Oak Ridges area of Richmond Hill, serving King City, Aurora, Newmarket, and Stouffville areas.

We provide…
a caring family-like atmosphere
for children 1.5 to 6 years of age.


We are different from traditional daycare and childcare centers.  Following Dr. Maria Montessori’s method and curriculum and our motto, “Nurturing one child at a time,” we are dedicated to providing individualistic learning for every child.  Our highly experienced, skilled, and caring staff are passionate about nurturing every child to achieve his or her highest potential.

Opened originally as Bloomington Montessori in 1997, we moved to central Aurora in 2003 as Church Street Montessori.  KinderHaus was formed in 2020, and we moved to Oak Ridges in 2021. Our newly renovated school with a beautiful shaded backyard is ideal for our children to learn, socialize and play in a home-like setting. 

Our seven core values – Integrity, Equality, Dignity, Respect, Compassion, Love, and Harmony – define our school’s identity, its purpose and reflect our sincere commitment to the Montessori philosophy. Our intellectually stimulating learning environments – curriculums, materials, staff qualifications, and teaching standards – meet all the requirements of the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) for the age groups we cater to, and we are currently seeking AMI Recognition (Church Street Montessori was the 1st AMI Recognized school in the York Region).  We are currently licensed under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014.


We offer a Toddler (1.5 to 3 years) and a Casa program (2.5 to 6 years).

Our Casa program is different from others by design. Taking advantage of our unique location in the serene Oak Ridges area of Richmond Hill, we combine our authentic Montessori curriculum with frequent walking trips to nearby parks, nature reserve, post office, bank, and other small businesses to make learning more practical and fun.  In addition, when possible, we include our children in the planning of volunteer activities that instill empathy, kindness, and compassion. This unique program mix provides our children the foundation for holistic development – developing their intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual areas.

Our Toddler program is not just another daycare program. Recognizing that the Toddler years are the most formative in a child’s life, we have designed our Montessori Toddler Program to appeal to the children’s natural desire to explore and learn. Encouraged by our experienced Montessori and ECE staff, we help our children gain confidence by becoming independent in handling everyday tasks by themselves, communicate clearly, and interact comfortably in social settings. This inherently prepares them for more advanced activities in the next phase of their development.


  • From 7:30 am to 8:00 am (Toddler)
  • From 7:30 am to 8:20 am (Casa)

During Before School Care, children may choose to read books, do coloring activities or play with toys and building blocks. This is our unstructured free-play time and we encourage children to play individually as well as in groups so that they can learn to share, collaborate and develop social skills.


  • From 3:20 pm until 5:00 pm (Toddlers)
  • From 3:40 pm until 5:00 pm (Casa)

Our After School Care also offers unstructured time and we encourage children to play freely. Children get ample time in our large, beautiful backyard to discover nature, run around and play. If weather is a deterrent, children will be indoors often coloring, painting, playing with toys or building blocks.


  • Church Street Montessori encompasses all the beautiful things the Montessori education promises – nourishment and development of the whole child in a warm and child-centric environment. The teachers here are so remarkable and committed. They are able to embrace each child while providing the guidance and support necessary for their development. This Montessori is a community in the fullest sense; it engages and connects students as well as their families.
    — Jocelyn S,
  • Nothing short of amazing is how I would describe Church Street Montessori. I observed in this wonderful school for a week and saw firsthand how the directresses masterfully guided the children which is both nurturing and challenging. I observed how the warm and purposefully organized classroom invites the children to explore and learn on their own. Church Street Montessori School is rich with beautiful materials, enticing learning choices and masterful guides.
    — Denise Mireles,
    Former AMI Diploma Student,
  • Church Street Montessori has helped our boys grow intellectually and emotionally, well beyond what we would have ever expected from such young children. The school has given each of them an immeasurable head-start as they head toward grade one.
    — Raj and Sofi,
  • ‘Casa’ means home in Italian and my two-year-old certainly felt like walking into a loving, safe home from her first step into Church Street Montessori. She enjoys a truly Montessori environment where she can explore and learn independently. My daughter’s confidence, graciousness, and independence continue to grow every day, as well as her relationships with her peers. Her love of learning is exponential! I couldn’t be happier to have found Kalpana and her team.
    — Christine McNamara,
  • The Montessori approach to learning gave me skills that I continue to use in everyday life. Overall the Church Street Montessori experience truly helped shape me to be the person I am today and I am forever grateful to have had such a positive early learning experience.
    — Morgan Bocknek,
    Former student
    Church Street Montessori
  • Church Street Montessori has provided both of our boys with an enriched, cultured and loving environment. The teachers really know toddlers and exactly what is appropriate for this age and with the small ratio of teacher to children, our children are able to benefit from a lot of that specialized attention. They are true to the Montessori method and our kids are able to take their ‘work’ very seriously while still having fun.
    — Wayne and Heather Hack,


    Our love for children and our passion for nurturing them is beyond what words can describe.  It will be our pleasure to host and care for your little ones. Rest assured that they will be loved and cared for in our home-away-from-home environment.

    Come experience the little haven we have created for children.  We are sure they will be thrilled to be here.  And so will we.


    Observing a classroom is important for understanding the learning environment and how we encourage each child towards learning through sensorial exploration and self-discovery.  Watching the teacher-child interactions will also enable you to assess the skills of our teachers and our commitment to the Montessori method.

    We understand the importance of observing a classroom in action in selecting a school for your children.  We will make every effort to accommodate your visit.  Please contact us to arrange for an observation of our learning environment.

    Nurturing one child at a time
    90 Lake Ave., Richmond Hill,
    Ontario L4E 3G3

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