Our Casa program is developed for children between 30 months and six years of age. Based on a proven curriculum developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, our Casa program is designed to encourage children to develop their interdependence, collaboration, and leadership skills.
During the day, teachers provide lessons using unique Montessori materials while children observe, practice, and explore. Over the course of the program, teachers provide increasingly complex activities, solidifying concepts and challenging each child to acquire a deeper understanding of how the materials can be utilized, manipulated, and interpreted.
The Casa program includes stimulating activities in the areas of Practical Life, Language, Sensorial, Mathematics, Geography, Culture, and Science & Nature. In addition, a full array of music, art, Yoga and French language classes complement the program and enhance the child’s overall development.
Through exercises in daily living, the child gains confidence as he cares for him/herself and explores the world around him/her. Activities enhance fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, balance, organized thought, and independent work habits.
Rich spoken language and comprehension builds vocabulary and confidence, while specialized materials support early writing enabling the child to express his or her knowledge. As a result, children are prepared and inspired to read and write.
Materials specifically designed to demonstrate qualities like colour, size, shape, length, texture and sound refine the senses, equipping the child to organize various sensory impressions. Many of these materials serve as concrete representations of mathematical concepts.
Montessori math materials are beautifully designed for the child to “see” and “feel” concepts such as numeration, quantity, place value, fractions and operations. This strong conceptual understanding serves as a foundation for later problem solving and abstraction.
Geography & Culture
A child’s early exposure to the geography and landscape of the world encourages discussion and thought about how and why people are the same and different in places all around the world.
Science & Nature
Even children at a very young age can be encouraged to think critically. They discover facts, learn to classify items, predict the results of experiments, and even test their predictions. Activities such as “Sink or Float”, “Living or Non-Living”, “Magnetic or Non-Magnetic” provide an exciting introduction to the world of science.
Art & Music
The Primary classroom includes an ever-changing selection of art and creative activities for children. Preliminary art activities focus on building a child’s skillset; cutting, gluing, color selection etc. In addition, children will enjoy lessons on great artists, as well as matching and sorting activities with fine art prints.
We encourage parents to enroll children to spend three consecutive years in our Casa program. The mixed group classroom is a foundation of the Montessori program. It allows younger children to learn from their older classmates, as well as their teachers, while older children develop confidence, leadership and self-esteem through helping the younger students. A strong sense of community is evident in the classroom, as well as a respect for others, the classroom, the environment and him/herself. The Montessori Casa experience inspires a love of learning and a curiosity about the world that lasts a lifetime.
We invite you to come and experience our new modern Casa classroom and let us show you why a Montessori education with us is one of the best gifts you can give to your child.
Please Note: All Casa aged children must be toilet trained before enrolling.