Nurturing one child at a time

UNIQUE CASA PROGRAM


Our Casa program for children 2.5 to 6 years of age combine an authentic Montessori curriculum with frequent walking trips around the school making learning more practical and fun for them. In addition, whenever possible, to instill empathy, kindness, and compassion, we include our children in the planning of volunteer activities that the school participates in.

Taking advantage of our unique location in the serene Oak Ridges area of Richmond Hill, we visit with children in small groups to nearby parks, nature reserve, bank, post office, and other local businesses that make learning more practical and fun for our children while allowing them to develop general knowledge and social skills. 

Our curriculum, classrooms, staff qualifications, and teaching standards meet the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) requirements and we are currently seeking AMI Recognition

In addition to meeting AMI guidelines, our programs also align with the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014.  They also are consistent with the Ontario Ministry of Education’s policy on programming and pedagogy on How Does Learning Happen? For more details about our program alignment, please request to review our Program Statement in our Parent Handbook.

Casa Programs
  • For age 2.5 to 6 years

  • Full-day (8:20 am to 3:40 pm), 5 days/week
  • Half-day (8:20 am to 12:20 pm), 5 days/week

  • Before School Care (7:30 am to 8:20 am)
  • After School Care (3:40 pm to 5:00 pm)

Note: Half-day program is mornings only.

AUTHENTIC MONTESSORI CURRICULUM

Our program follows authentic Montessori curriculum that addresses the full development of the child.  Our classrooms are organized with authentic Montessori materials and activities that support all five areas of the Montessori curriculum.  

Our curriculum, classrooms, staff qualifications, and teaching standards meet the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) requirements and we are currently seeking AMI Recognition

Please click Montessori Method/Curriculum for more information or contact us and we will be happy to schedule a visit for you to talk to us about our programs, curriculum and observe our classroom in action.

WALKING TRIPS AROUND THE SCHOOL

These walking trips around the school are carried out as part of our normal school day activities, often in small groups to the nearby parks, Lake Wilcox Fish & Wildlife Refuge, sports arena, the local bank, the post office, and other local businesses.

When visiting a store, bank, or post office, children are encouraged to ask questions about their functions, converse with the sales clerk, deal with cash to pay at the check-out, etc.  If visiting a park, children are allowed to explore nature and engage in meaningful discussions that expand their general knowledge.

The right mix of the Montessori curriculum and these field trips allow us to cultivate a keen interest in learning while providing opportunities for our children to expand their general knowledge and social skills.


Our Casa program offers full-day and half-day options. Since children are more focused in the mornings, as per AMI guidelines for the primary program, our Casa program incorporates a three-hour uninterrupted work cycle in the mornings and a two-hour work cycle in the afternoons.  Consequently, both our full-day and half-day Casa program options run all 5 days of the week. We do not offer part-week or afternoon-only Casa programs.

We highly recommend that children over the age of 4 attend our full-day program to gain the full benefit of the Montessori education. 

Registering for Casa programs

We will provide you our enrolment package during the registration process. This package includes all the relevant forms that must be completed and submitted for registering your child.  The package also details our tuition fees, the non-refundable registration fee, and the non-refundable tuition deposit that you will be required to submit along with your enrolment forms.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us on 289-234-5454 or 647-899-9390 (m) or contact us online.

CASA 1 & 2 PROGRAM SCHEDULE

BEFORE SCHOOL PROGRAM TIME COMMENTS
Before School Care Drop Off 7:30 am – 8:20 am
(at vestibule side door)
Parents, please use rear parking lot.
Before School Care Activities 7:30 am – 8:20 am Includes snack time
MAIN PROGRAM – CASA 1 & 2 TIME COMMENTS
Casa Half/Full-Day Drop Off 8:20 am – 8:35 am
(at vestibule front/side door)
Parents, recommend using rear parking lot.
Late Drop Off:
9:20 am – 9:40 am (at vestibule front/side door)
Morning Work Cycle 8:20 am – 11:20 am Includes snack time and lunch set up.
Lunch 11:20 am – 12:00 pm All Casa children have lunch
Casa Outdoor Recess 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm ALL children play outside. ALL children must be dressed in weather appropriate clothing.
Casa Half-Day Dismissal 12:20 pm – 12:35 pm
(from backyard)
Parents, please use rear parking lot.
Afternoon Work Cycle/Nap Time 2:00 pm – 3:40 pm
(Optional nap 2:05 pm – 3:40 pm)
This time includes afternoon snack, and
work cycle. Cots are provided for napping children.
Casa Full-Day Dismissal 3:40 pm – 3:55 pm
(from vestibule front/side door)
Parents, recommend using rear parking lot.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM TIME COMMENTS
After School Care Activities 3:40 pm – 5:00 pm Includes snack time
After School Care Dismissal 3:40 pm – 5:00pm
(from vestibule front/side door)
Parents may pick up children any time between 3:40 pm and 5:00 pm. Recommend using rear parking lot.




KinderHaus Montessori
90 Lake Ave., Richmond Hill,
Ontario L4E 3G3
khm@KinderHaus.ca

IMPORTANT DATES


Fri., Apr 2, 2021: Good Friday, School CLOSED
Mon., Apr 5, 2021: Easter, School CLOSED
Mon., Apr 12 to Fri. Apr 16, 2021: Spring Break
Monday, May 24, 2021:   Victoria Day, School CLOSED
Fri., Jun 25, 2021:   Last day (school closes at 3:55 pm)
For more details, please review our School Calendar.

ANNOUNCEMENTS


Due to COVID-19 restrictions:

  1. ALL field trips are canceled until further notice.
  2. NO before/after school care is available currently.
  3. NO visits/observations during operating hours.
  4. Parents/Guardians are allowed only until the front vestibule.
  5. Masks MUST be worn at all times.

For more information, review the School's COVID-19 Policies and Procedures provided to you.

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