OUR PROGRAMS

“A child in his earliest years, when they are only two or a little more, is capable of tremendous achievements”.
—Dr. Maria Montessori

Toddler Program

Our Toddler community is an authentic Montessori environment that includes a nurturing social community where very young children can learn and grow as individuals or participate in cooperative groups with other children. The pervasive feeling of joy in the Toddler classroom, as in all our Montessori environments, has its roots in “freedom with limits”, that is appropriate to a child’s developmental abilities.

Toddler Curriculum

Practical Life activities allow children to successfully accomplish many of the purposeful daily activities that they observe adults do, such as a setting a table, folding clothes and watering plants. Through these activities children help to care for their environment, following a logical sequence of steps. The toddler community also practices Self-Care; learning to take off and put their shoes, zip and snap, do buttons and successfully learn to use the toilet. The Toddler environment offers a rich Language program, thoughtful conversations, songs reading time and a wide range of materials designed to enrich vocabulary. Manipulative materials for Sensory-Motor development encourage refinement of hand-eye coordination. Self-Expression is learned in an artistic manner through musical instruments, painting and colouring.

Testimonials

“Our daughter started in the toddler classroom this past fall at the Waverly Road Montessori School. We have been very happy with the dedication and commitment the teachers have to advancing her potential. Waverly Road is really a school and not a daycare. It’s amazing what your toddler can do when you put them in an environment that allows them to shine! Also, the school has been extremely supportive in coaching us as parents and helping with potty training.”

Haley S.

“Both of my children have attended Waverley Montessori and it has helped them both immensely. I've been amazed at how quickly they began learning and becoming more independent. The positive environment and the dedication of each teacher shows. It's the reason why at the end of the day they want to stay at school instead of coming home.”

Ash R.
Casa Program:

The Waverley Road Montessori School Casa community work with children between 2.6 to 4.6 years old in an engaging early childhood education program built upon the methods observed by Dr. Montessori. Our school puts children in an environment that embraces creativity, builds self-awareness, self-steam and helps them to develop the academic skills, and physical/ personal confidence necessary for lifelong success.

Casa Curriculum:

Children in the Casa Program possess what Dr. Montessori called “the absorbent mind”, the ability to absorb all aspects of one’s culture and environment. In order to cultivate learning, we provide authentic and comprehensively prepared environments that offer concrete hands on, self- directed and self-correcting materials, that will allow the students to learn independently and at “their own pace”. Our curriculum focuses on Practical Life, Sensorial Materials, Mathematic, Language, Culture, Creative expression and Grace and courtesy.

Practical life activities instill care for self, and for the environment. Activities include many of the tasks children see as part of the daily routine in their home, along with exercises of grace and courtesy. Through these tasks children develop muscular coordination, enabling movement and the exploration of their surroundings. Casa Children learn to work at a task from beginning to end in a logical sequence. Sensorial life in the Casa Program possess what Dr. Montessori called “the absorbent mind”, the ability to absorb all aspects of one’s culture and environment. In order to cultivate learning, we provide authentic and comprehensively prepared environments that offer concrete hands on, self- directed and self-correcting materials, that will allow the students to learn independently and at “their own pace”. Mathematic activities help children learn and understand the concepts of math by manipulating concrete materials. This work gives children a solid understanding of basic mathematical principles, prepares them for later abstract reasoning, helping them to develop problem-solving capabilities. Language development is vital to human development. The Montessori environment is rich in oral language opportunities, allowing the child to experience conversations, stories and poetry. With material like sandpaper letters children link sounds and symbols effortlessly, encouraging the development of written expression and reading skills. To further reading development, children are exposed to the study of grammar.

Culture activities Geography, Biology, Botany, Zoology, History help the child to learn about other cultures, nature, Countries with admiration and respect. Through familiarity, children come to feel connected to the global human family. Lessons and experiences with nature inspire a reverence for all live.The comprehensive art and music programs give children every opportunity to enjoy a variety of creative activities.

Testimonials

Louis, our almost 4 years old now, has been learning so much since he joined the Waverley Montessori School. He loves his teachers and he is always happy to be in class. As parents, we could not be happier to see our son being prepared for school and life.

Veronique & Jean-P.

Our daughter has attended Waverley Road Montessori since 18 months of age. During the past two years, we have been continually amazed at the degree of care, attentive nature of all the staff and the thoughtfulness that goes into establishing and implementing the curriculum. Our daughter has thrived immensely and has exhibited growth, knowledge acquisition and a strong sense of independence. We feel so fortunate to have found this school.

Lia and Alex S.

From the minute I stepped into Waverley Montessori I knew I had found the perfect home-away-from home for my child. As a Montessori teacher myself I was looking for an authentic Montessori environment. Over these past two years I have watched my son grow and developed into a confident, happy, kind and compassionate independent learner - what more could a parent want. The warmth I feel from all of the staff each day solidifies my decision for choosing this school. Thank-you to all the wonderful staff at Waverley Montessori for making the learning environment a positive one.

Lisa C.