Our Preschool/Casa program for children 2.5 to 6 years of age combines 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 planning volunteer activities which the school participates.
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, allowing them also 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 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.