OUR CURRICULUM meets or even betters the curriculum set by the Ontario Ministry of Education and Training. Our kindergarten program not only meets the policy document for kindergarten put forth by the Ministry, but the Montessori teaching method allows each child to develop and advance according to his own pace.
The Primary Areas of our Curriculum Include the following:
The child works to perfect him/herself through exercises of taking care of him/herself, each other and his environment. Practical Life Activities based on day to day life experiences have been designed to satisfy the child’s changing developmental needs. “Yet in point of fact, no other occupations which could be undertaken by the children of this stage (3-5) could be more important for their whole development – physical, mental, and moral than these ‘exercises of practical life’ as they are called.” Standing, E.M., Her Life & Work
- The first area of Practical Life Activities is manipulative activities that involve five essential movements which assist in development of Motor Skills. These movements include; 3 finger grasp (pincer grasp), wrist rotation, wrist twisting, pouring and cutting.
- The second area of Practical Life Activities are activities based on “Care of Self” These activities assist the child in developing independence.
- The third area concentrates on “Care of the Environment”, and lastly the fourth area of Practical Life concentrates on Equilibrium and Grace (grace / courtesy / movement).