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My son will be 3yrs in a few weeks and I believe he has outgrown his regular private daycare - which focuses on play rather than education/discipline. I think their approach is fine for children up to 2 but as they approach 3 and understand more, they should attend proper pre-schools . What is your expert opinion? Please, no generic answers of every child is different...

First of all - it may sound generic, but it's true that all children are different and have unique learning styles and speeds. And though there is some value in playing and having fun, many parents often see kindergarten as the time to start getting serious about a child's education.

Some parents we've talked to, like the one in this article, noticed that the earlier children begin school, the more independent, outgoing, and curious they seem. They can also develop healthy work habits early on and form a strong base in the core skills of reading, writing, and math, which you can learn more about here.

Montessori schools are also quite well-known for their early years program, Casa. The Montessori philosophy encourages young students to guide their own education using certain tools and texts, which makes sure they're learning while playing. And many parents have appreciated the transition between preschool and more formal classroom environments.


My child earns Bs and Cs in public school. Will he adapt to an academically challenging private school?
It depends on the school. This is one example of why the right fit is key. A child who was...read more

What does Montessori mean?
The term "Montessori" refers to an applied method of teaching that began in 1907 in Italy. Named after its founder,...read more

A Montessori classroom typically has more than 20 kids. If each child does an independent activity, how does the teacher ensure the children are learning?
The Montessori teacher is an expert with respect to observing and knowing the learning style and character of each student....read more

How can I extend Montessori teachings at home?
The best way is to learn to objectively observe your own child, and become familiar with theirdevelopmental needs. Parents should...read more

If Montessori allows the kids to learn at their own pace, how does it ensure kids choose a variety of activities, not just their favourite? Will montessori grads adapt to a traditional school environment?
In the elementary program, a teacher along with the child creates individual education plans specific for the child that details...read more

Is Montessori strict enough for elementary age kids? What are the benefits?
mentary years. What are the benefits of continuing Montessori through the elementary years? A: Since Montessori environments are very well adapted...read more

I'm concerned that the Montessori environment is too unstructured for my child. He's very active and has a short attention span.
Montessori environments offer its students freedom within very clear limits appropriate for that particular age group, encouraging both activity and...read more

When is it best to consider Montessori for my child?
Dr. Montessori encouraged parents to consider education as an aid to life from birth. Montessori's four specific educative environments...read more

What is the Montessori CASA Program?
The CASA program refers to the second montessori age bracket of children between the ages of 2.5 to 6+ years....read more

Montessori doesn't usually have report cards. How will my child's learning development be monitored?
They are also able to monitor and recognize the smallest of changes within a student's success. The Montessori teacher is...read more

Is it possible to home school kids with the montessori curriculum?

The Montessori classroom environment provides a carefully prepared set up with all of the requisite material needed by each three-year...read more

How to find the complete list of AMI certified Montessori schools, or schools that have more AMI certified teachers?
The Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) website does not include a complete list AMI Certified Schools in Canada. On this...read more

I'm thinking about placing my 18 month old in a montessori school in Richmond Hill. I am considering Global Montessori, although I have yet to take a tour of it. Any parents that can offer their experience of that school would be appreciated. Thanks.
Global Montessori School follows the montessori philosophy and has been serving Richmond Hill area parents for a number of...read more

I'm thinking about placing my 6 year old in Richmond Hill Montessori & Elementary Private School. Any parents that can offer their experience of that school would be appreciated. Thank you very much....
Richmond Hill Montessori & Elementary Private School is having an open house on February 12, 2010 (or you can...read more

How many students are currently being schooled in Montessori classrooms in Ontario?

It is difficult to ascertain how many students are currently enrolled in Montessori classrooms. The name Montessori is in...read more

Had a question for the group. Which school is better in Mississauga. Is it Sherwood Heights or Northstar Montessori? Any response really appreciated.
Both Mississauga private schools operate on different philosophies.

Northstar Montessori School is based on the Maria Montessori method of...read more

Which Montessori school is better in Calgary? Regular public schools are better or Montessori schools?
Alberta Education does not make comparisons of schools or school authorities. However when it comes to selecting a school,...read more

I'm looking for a montessori school for my daughter (6 month old) in the Vaughan area. I'd appreciate parents input on schools in the area who have their kids going to a montessori school. Thank you!
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I'm considering to send my 6yr old boy to a montessori school in Vancouver. The school I've found is either 'Westside Montessori' or 'Roots&Wings Montessori', which means it is not in the list of the schools here this website. Does it mean I've chosen a wrong one? The school I've found in Vancouver is very small size, only 22 students in total (elementary only) and doesn't have any facilities... not even a small office where I could sit and talk with the principal. How do I know I've found a good montessori school?
Westside Montessori does have a listing on our site, you can visit it
here. Though typically each Montessori classroom has...read more

My daughter is two years old, and I would like to enroll her in a preschool to enrich her education or camp. I would like some information. Maybe a private school that teaches three languages. We already speak four at home. Much appreciated.

Many parents think summer camp or private school in the early years provides a strong foundation in essential skills that...read more

Have any parents had any experiences with King's Town School in Kingston, Ontario? Thank you! Chris
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We'd like to read about the Montessori schools in Montreal and Quebec in general. There are no real Montessori schools here but they all say that they are certified Montessori schools!
The
Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators (CCMA) is the primary regulating body in Canada for accredited Montessori Schools. Schools...read more

What is the youngest age I can enrol our daughter in montessori school in mississauga?
Many Montessori’s accept children beginning as young as nursery age but the actual age range varies depending on the school,...read more

Looking for Montessori school for infant, expecting in January 2015.
To start, you may like to browse a list of Montessori schools here: http://www.ourkids.net/montessori-schools.php Or you can try using our Advanced...read more

Does my child need to speck french to be accepted to a montessori school for grade 12 ?
While some schools have French programs that require some knowledge of French to advance, generally schools do not require students...read more

Is there 1 school that offers Montessori from Grade 1 to 8 - or even to grade 12?
Many Montessori’s accept children beginning as young as nursery age and a few do have Montessori programs into high school...read more

I want our daughter to start in a Montessori at 12 months old ,is there any certified Montessori in Mississauga that accepts children at 12 months old?
Many Montessori’s accept children beginning as young as nursery age but the actual age range varies depending on the school,...read more

The difference between Montessori and Waldorf? When to register? Etc.
You may be interested in learning more about the differences between Montessori and Waldorf in this article: http://www.ourkids.net/blog/waldorf-vs-montessori-schools as well...read more

What is the meaning of montessori
You may like to start by learning more about the Montessori philosophy, get an inside look at Montessori schools, and...read more

PRIVATE/PUBLIC FOR PRIVATE - FEES/STATE CONTRIBUITION? PHILOSOPHY / MONTESSORI ?? ETC ETC ETC!
There are number of reasons that parents choose to send their kids to private school that you may be interested...read more

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