Montessori Preschool / Jk - SK Kindergarten

Montessori Preschool / Kindergarten Program

Sept. 2022 Program Full (waiting list available Contact Trudi)
Love of Learning Montessori Casa/Kindergarten is a unique, home-based private school option which operates 3 days a week during the school year, following the SCDSB calendar. I only accept four students.
  • Your child will develop close social ties under the observant eye of a caring teacher.
  • Your child will become part of a tightly knit group of learners.
  • Your preschool child will develop phonetic awareness and become confident in pre-printing.
  • Your kindergarten child will become confident with printing skills and begin to develop a toolbox for excellent primary reading skills.
  • Your child will have a personalized curriculum according to his/her abilities and interests.
My academic and artistic kindergarten program allows your child to experience a creative and structured Montessori curriculum focusing on literacy, mathematics, fine-motor and spatial development, self-regulation, social-emotional skills, art and music.

4:1 ratio ensures your child receives the personal attention he or she deserves!

  • Class Dojo App updates with photos of our day & work sent home regularly
  • detailed report cards keep you informed of your child's progress

LITERACY SKILLS

  • vocabulary enrichment through stories, oral word games, poetry & more
  • studies of animals, plants, and science experiments add to your child's worldly knowledge & vocabulary while instilling a love of discovery & researching
  • letter sound recognition
  • phonics
  • printing with accurate formation of letters
  • development of reading strategies
  • creative writing
  • comprehension & sequencing
  • predicting, retelling & relating
  • sentence structure
  • daily story time and book time with a wide range of books always available

MATHEMATICS

  • developing understanding of symbols & quantities, starting with 1-10 & progressing upward
  • beginning knowledge of addition & subtraction, multiplication & division
  • problem solving
  • introduction to measurement, time & data management
  • counting, skip counting, printing numbers
  • 2 & 3 dimensional shapes
  • patterning & sorting
  • symmetry
  • fractions
  • puzzles

MUSIC & MUSIC APPRECIATION

  • we sing along with guitar & piano, dance & play instruments
  • introduction to concepts of melody, beat, rhythm, pitch & ear training
  • children are immersed in a wide variety of musical styles & composers as well as much loved children's music
  • regular opportunities to create singing videos to share with parents

ARTS & CRAFTS

  • art materials, such as paints, crayons, markers, chalk, scissors, glue, pencils & paper are always available
  • children are introduced to many art techniques and are encouraged to be imaginative & take pride in their creations
  • seasonal crafts & art projects will come home to decorate your fridge

FINE-MOTOR & LARGE-MOTOR DEVELOPMENT

  • to encourage development of pincer grasp, hand control & co-ordination, we use many different hands-on Montessori activities & work with pencils, chalk & markers
  • large motor co-ordination, flexibility, ease of movement & spatial awareness are developed through use of balance beam, balance board, active games & dancing

PLAYTIME - PLAY TO LEARN

An essential part of any child's day of learning and socializing is play time:
  • blocks, magnets
  • markers, crayons & paper
  • puppets
  • play dough
  • dress-up clothes
  • Lego
  • dolls, trains, cars, animals, & more
Outdoor playtime happens everyday:
  • peaceful neighbourhood
  • nature walks in the surrounding forest
  • plenty of room to run on the grass
  • sandbox play
  • beautiful flower gardens to explore
  • large, safe driveway for trikes and big wheels

FEES – MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL / KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM
Children Aged 3-6

Monthly Program Fees

3 Days per Week – program follows SCDSB calendar
Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday
  • OPTION A: 9:10am - 3:00pm $550 / month
  • OPTION B: 8:30am - 4:00pm $625 / month

Additional Fees

One-time supplies fee $75.00

Program Details

  • ratio limited to 4:1 to ensure personal attention for your child - only 4 children are accepted into my program
  • program is suitable for pre-JK, JK & SK
  • your child must be toilet trained upon entry in September
  • frequent & open communication regarding your child's progress is fundamental to my program - I use the free ClassDojo App to send photos & comments daily
  • three report cards yearly
  • balanced day schedule to coincide with the public system school day - 2 eating breaks & 2 recess breaks
  • references provided upon request
  • child care receipts issued yearly
  • program follows the Simcoe County District School Board calendar of holidays

CONTACT TRUDI for more information or to arrange a personal visit.
 
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