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​Guiding Minds Montessori offers an inclusive, high-quality, hands-on Montessori program that meets the developmental capabilities and needs of all children 18 months - 6 years of age, using the traditional Montessori Curriculum. 

Practical Life Learning

Practical life in Montessori is a purposeful activity that develops motor control, coordination, independence, concentration, and a sense of responsibility. The exercises in practical life covers two main areas of development: care of self and care of the environment. 

There are many benefits with providing Practical life activities into a Montessori classroom, some of which include:

  • Expanding concentration

  • Following step by step instructions

  • Increasing sense of independence

  • Improving fine motor skills

  • Developing a sense of pride in a job well done

  • Showing respect to self, peers, teachers, and the environment

  • Developing self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-control. 

  • And Much More

Sensorial ​Learning

Montessori sensorial materials serve the primary purpose of developing and refining the different sizes. The materials are designed to help students experience, notice, and categorize the incoming sensory information around them such as, sound, color, size, weight, texture, taste and smell. These sensorial materials signify a step beyond the practical life materials used with the youngest early childhood students.  

By providing these materials, the children will learn:

  • Categorizing

  • Concept of different lengths

  • Colors

  • Geometric shapes

  • Independence

  • Tactile and Visual senses

  • Fine motor skills

  • And Much More

Language Learning

Language is treated with the utmost importance in the Montessori classroom. Our teacher start with a phonetic -based approach to learning the basics: sounds, vowels, and consonants. Children will also be provided with many props to encourage a fun learning experience.  For preschool/Kindergarten students, this also means learning though sight words and sounding out sentences through consistent practice. Children's early experiences in language and environment greatly affect their social, emotional, and intellectual development. 


By following this approach, the children will develop:

  • Tracing skills

  • Letter recognition

  • phonetic sounds

  • Writing Skills

  • Spelling- building words

  • Reading

  • And Much More

Mathematics​ Learning

Montessori math materials help children approach math with hands-on, visual, and physical learning aids. These materials allow children to attach concrete knowledge to the often-abstract concepts in math. As children progress through the Montessori framework, the materials become more abstract as the child internalize more of the knowledge scaffolded by materials. There are many different types of Montessori materials offered in this learning area. 

By guiding and proving these materials your child will learn:

  • Number recognition

  • Counting

  • Simple addition

  • Teen and Ten boards

  • Categorizing

  • Decimal system

  • Hundred Board

  • And Much More

Culture & Geography​

Our Montessori Cultural & Geography curriculum provides children with an opportunity to explore the larger world. As part of a rich exploration of different cultures of the world, children will learn about people, landscapes, and animals of each continent helping them understand the world around them. Children will have the opportunity to work with a variety of puzzle maps of the world, flags, landforms and much more. 

By proving these learning materials, your child will learn:

  • The names and locations of each continent.

  • The names and locations of each province in Canada

  • Flags to many Provinces, Countries and States.

  • Land, Water & Air - Represented on the Globe.

  • Various puzzle maps from around the world

  • Landmarks and landforms

  • And  Much More

Science Learning

Our Montessori science curriculum aims to provide the children with the opportunity to learn the world around them as well as encourages them to use all of their senses when exploring. Children will work with wooden puzzles, and match picture/word cards to learn the parts of flowers, trees, animals and insects. Children will also have the opportunity to learn about the growth cycle by planting a variety seeds in our outdoor garden.


By offering these learning materials, your child will learn:

  • Living and non-living

  • Planting vegetables and flowers

  • Magnetic and non-magnetic

  • A consistent rotating curriculum that provides the opportunity for children to explore, the solar system, volcanos and the weather. 

  • And Much More​

Art Learning

Art plays an important role in developing fine motor skills, hand strength, and coordination. Art is one of the many ways children express themselves and communicate their feelings. In our classroom we provide open-ended art activities that encourage the children to explore and use their creativity. 

Art, along will all other learning areas in the classroom, gives children a solid foundation for future growth. By providing the children with many types of art materials, your child will be able to develop:

  • Creativity

  • Fine motor skills

  • Explore

  • Scissor skills

  • Independence skills

  • And Much More

Outdoor Classroom

Our outdoor classroom gives the children space to be independent, to use their imagination and create rewarding outdoor activities, while they run, play, tend gardens, explore quiet areas, and investigate plants and insects.

By providing the children with an outdoor learning environment, your child will develop:

  • Self-confidence, independence & self-esteem

  • The ability to create opportunities for social interaction and collaboration.

  • A new context for learning

  • More advanced motor skills

  • Be aware of limits, boundaries and challenges in their play.

"The Child, making use of all that he/she finds around them, shapes them for the future" 
~ Maria Montessori
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