This will Include many of the tasks children see as part of the daily routine of their culture, such as carrying objects, pouring liquids, preparing foods, fastening clothes, washing hands, washing dishes and clothes, polishing shoes and furniture, and taking care of their environment. Through these tasks a child refines his/her muscular coordination which enables movement and the exploration of the surroundings. S/he learns to work at a task from beginning to end and develop his/her powers of concentration.
Provide an opportunity for the child to explore the relationships of color, sound, shape, form and texture. The child learns to compare, contrast, reason, classify and categorize physical properties in his/her world. This trains the senses and provides the necessary foundation for both physical and mental activities in learning.
Provide rich opportunities for the child to develop his/her vision, hearing, speech and fine-motor skills. Through the materials the child becomes familiar with sounds and symbols and begins to make the transition to putting sounds together to make his/her own words. Sandpaper letters, metal insets for shape tracing and moveable alphabet letters all aid the child in developing the muscular control needed to write. The language program is seen as a preparation for more formal learning at the elementary level.
Introduces concepts of math by manipulating concrete materials. The child learns how to develop quantity through the use of tangible objects that represent abstract ideas. The goals of the program are the development of problem-solving strategies, computational skills, and confidence in using numbers in everyday life.
Include art, music, science, history and geography and are interwoven throughout the activities of the program and are not taught as separate subjects. The classroom environment is prepared to meet the child’s curiosity about the world. Care and observation of living plants and animals develop their relationship with other living things. Maps, timelines, and other materials introduce simple concepts and foster vocabulary and understanding.
Teach the children how to relate to others in their environment. From an early age the child develops skills necessary to balance between his/her individual freedoms and the rights and responsibilities towards others and the group. Cooperation is learned and the child is always encouraged to be considerate and helpful to others. Older children learn to be responsive to the needs of younger children and often aid them in learning new tasks of adopting positive behaviour. Grace and courtesy is emphasized when relating to other children and adults.
Students are exposed to various styles of art, drawing, sculpting and painting. They learn about famous artists and how their work has influenced our culture. Students explore various are techniques and use these techniques to develop their own works of art.
"My son loves going to school at Creative Kids because he feels safe and valued by his teachers and because he is provided with so many opportunities to learn through work & play, develop new skills that help to foster a sense of independence and to learn new information about the world around him. The teachers at Creative Kids Montessori provide wonderful care to the children and they carefully plan a program that is meaningful, engaging and fun. They do this while honouring the children's’ innate sense of curiosity and desire to learn."
"Creative Kids Montessori is absolutely wonderful! Our daughters thrived and loved every minute of their time there. The programing is both educational and engaging with a focus on Montessori, Arts, Literacy. We felt lucky to have our girls in such an inspirational, supportive and loving childcare surrounded by dedicated teachers."
Joanne and Neil McDewarParents
"We’ve been so fortunate to have our son attend Creative Kids Montessori & Fine Arts Academy. Creative Kids is comprised of a very dedicated, experienced, and knowledgeable staff. Their approach with their students is one of respect, patience, and care. As parents we are elated with our son’s progress in various skills and habits, and for these reasons would recommend without hesitation that all parents consider Creative Kids Montessori Preschool/Daycare."
"Our sons last two years at Creative Kids Montessori have been filled with incredible learning experiences. Not only has he learned to count, read and write, but he has overcome many social challenges. I am very thankful for the teacher's compassion, love and patience. They really made a difference."
Tanis & Doug HurtParents
"As a parent of 2 1/2 and 4 year olds enrolled at Creative Kids Montessori, it is with great confidence that I recommend this school. If you are in search of a nurturing, educational and well-rounded child-care program, look no further. Teamed with experienced and caring teachers, my children receive the best in Montessori education. Not only do my children come home having obtained valuable educational tools, but they come away happy and confident."
“It is true that each one of us has not always been a grown-up person. We have, each of us, been a child. From the child has come our personality, our humanity. ”