ALL-DAY MONTESSORI in September 2023
We anticipate the opening of our All-Day Montessori Program in September 2023 for children 3 to 5 years of age. Half day classes will no longer be available. We are offering part-time and full-time attendance with a maximum of 16 children per class. Priority will be given to current students and siblings. Registration will open by March 2023.
You will never know how amazing a Montessori classroom can be, until your child has the joy of experiencing one.
In today’s world, it is important that Maria Montessori’s vision of tolerance, acceptance, love, appreciation of beauty, kindness, respect and peace is stronger than ever. Our goal is to support children develop creatively, intellectually, emotionally and socially, in order to prepare them for kindergarten. Our two-year program introduces children to a strong foundation of personal and social skills. We welcome young minds and families to the joys of a Montessori education.
Some believe that Montessori programs are structured environments. They are not. Quite the opposite. Montessori methodology is child-directed with the teacher as a guide, rather than many other early childhood programs which are adult directed. The Montessori approach fosters independence which promotes self-confidence. The confident child is more resilient and learns to problem solve independently. Self-motivated learning is the core of the Montessori program and philosophy. Students in our classroom move about freely, with our belief that children need to move, touch and experience in order to learn. This is referred to as freedom within boundaries. Socialization is also a major focus, guiding children on appropriate ways to make and keep friendships. Along with traditional Montessori materials, we blend other inspirational teaching tools to merge and complement the Montessori framework, along with our own cultural studies curriculum. Ours is a distinct and unique program.
Strathcona Montessori preschool is nestled within the gated community of the Mau Dan Co-op Gardens in the historic Strathcona neighbourhood. Located at 377 Keefer Street, we are centrally located with easy access from the East Village at Nanaimo and Hastings, Chinatown, Yaletown, Gastown, and Vancouver City Centre.
Information about child care and Covid-19 from BC’s Centre for Disease Control can be found here.