“There are many who hold, as I do, that the most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six. For that is the time when man’s intelligence itself, his greatest implement, is being formed.”
Dr. Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind
At Four Seasons Montessori Preschool and Kindergarten our focus is to provide a caring and respectful educational experience for every child. Our program is committed to the Montessori curriculum. Each classroom is led by an AMI trained teacher in a prepared environment equipped with certified Montessori materials with which the children may explore, be creative, build independence and gain a strong sense of self. Our goal is to work together with parents to build a strong community that ensures every child has the foundation for a life-long love of learning.
3 hour work cycle
If you’ve ever wondered what happens during a 3-hour work cycle in a Montessori school, don’t miss watching this 5-minute stop-motion video. It gives a fabulous glimpse into one child’s Montessori morning. The child in the video is 4 years old and is shown throughout his morning at Dundas Valley Montessori School in Ontario, Canada.
Living Montessori: The Parent Perspective
What makes Montessori education unique and desirable to families around the world? Hear from parents, in their own words, why they chose Montessori education for their children.
This Video was created by the American Montessori Society and gives a great perspective from the parents’ point of view.
Free Sneak peak at Maren Schmidt’s Video course
Every parent at Four Seasons Montessori has the amazing opportunity to take this unique online course, “Seeing Your Child The Montessori Way” by renowned Montessorian Maren Schmidt. Click on the link to have access to a free preview.
Learn more about Maren Schmidt
Four Seasons Montessori Preschool and Kindergarten is an established school located on a forested Seven-acre lot along Hammond Bay Road. We provide a variety of programs to meet the needs of children aged 2.5 to 6 including; Preschool, All Day Montessori with Preschool, and Kindergarten. Our Montessori-trained staff, whose credentials meet provincial standards, bring their passion for teaching to this vibrant school community. Our school is unique in the infusion of enrichment programs that complement our Montessori curriculum. We offer three, four and five day options and a competitively priced tuition package.
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Step 1 – The Observation
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The two terms, ‘art’ and ‘craft,’ are commonly used interchangeably to describe children’s activities. This creates confusion about the true nature of the genres; each is defined by differing characteristics:
Art is a creative activity produced by human imagination and expression,
Sewing was a familiar and practical skill in our house when I was a girl growing up in the 60’s. My paternal grandmother was a seamstress for the furrier department of Eaton’s department store; my maternal grandmother embellished linens