Nurturing one child at a time


Casa Program Overview

Our unique Preschool/Casa program for children 2.5 to 6 years of age focuses on holistic education. It combines an authentic Montessori curriculum with frequent walking trips around the school. We take pride in nurturing children who are not only proficient in mathematics and language but also well-rounded and socially fit.

While we – our curriculum, classrooms, staff qualifications, and teaching standards – follow the Montessori guidelines and Church Street Montessori was the 1st AMI Recognized school in the York Region, we go beyond these requirements. Taking advantage of our unique location in the serene Oak Ridges area of Richmond Hill, we take children in small groups to nearby parks, nature reserve, bank, post office, and other local businesses. These short trips make learning more practical and fun for our children, and also allow them also to develop general knowledge and social skills. In addition, we include our children in planning volunteer activities that fosters within them values of empathy, kindness, and compassion.

Our program also aligns with the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014.  It is also 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

  • Half-day (8:20 am to 12:20 pm)
  • Extended Half-day (8:20 am to 2:00 pm)
  • Full-day (8:20 am to 3:40 pm)

  • Before School Care (7:00 am to 8:20 am)
  • After School Care (3:40 pm to 6:00 pm)

Note: Half-day programs are mornings only.


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 Montessori requirements.

Our Casa program offers full-day, half-day and extended half-day options. Since children are more focused in the mornings, as per Montessori guidelines, our Casa program incorporates a three-hour uninterrupted work cycle in the mornings. We highly recommend that children over the age of 4 attend our full-day program to gain the full benefit of the Montessori education. 

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.


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.

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 pre-payment 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.


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
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 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.

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