Our Montessori Programs start from age of 18 months old to 6 years old.
Toddler Montessori Program: 18 months up to 2.5 years old
Casa Montessori Program: 2.5 years old up to 6 years old
We ensures that the approaches set up in the program statement are implemented in the operation of the program at the school.
This policy statement, together with the Ontario Regulation 137/15, are intended to enhance the quality of the program and experiences that lead
to positive outcomes in relation to children’s learning, development, health and well-being.
The Montessori pedagogy and programming is consistent with the Ministry of Education policies statement as set out in “How Does Learning
Happen” (HDLH), and under subsection 55(3) of the Act.
Our Montessori program allows children to engage in activities in all of the following areas of learning
Activities that help children to develop fine motor skills, eye and hand coordination, independence, concentration, confidence, and self-esteem.
These exercises are designed specifically to awaken children’s senses, and enable them to gain an awareness of the world around them. These materials isolate individual sensorial concepts, and make each concept distinct and understandable. These specifically designed materials define weight, size, shape, colour, sound, smell, and texture. With an awareness of these concepts, the child develops clear and detailed vocabulary with guidance from their teachers.
Students are introduced to the world of arithmetic in a logical, concrete, manner; from quantity to the idea of zero, to the concept of odd and even numbering and different hierarchies of numbers, expressed in a concrete form. With real life examples, students can manipulate and internalize these concepts. In this way, children are intrigued and drawn into mathematics rather than intimidated or confused. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division are introduced in concrete ways at an individualized pace for each child. After children gain a solid understanding of math concepts such as the four operations, they are introduced to more abstract math.
Children are introduced to the phonetic sound of the letters, which give them an understanding of written language. Tracing the letter of the alphabet made of sand paper prepare the children for writing. When ready, children are encouraged to create stories that demonstrate the expressive part of writing.
This area of the curriculum includes geography, science, History, botany, and art. Children really enjoy learning about different cultures and tradition. Additionally the amazing diversity of the VMS community makes culture come alive and makes children more aware of our global community.