The Montessori Advantage
Broad View French Montessori School provides an enriched Montessori environment devoted to nurturing the child’s love of learning. A classroom whose children have varying abilities is a community in which everyone learns from one another, and everyone contributes. Multi-age groupings allow each child to find his or her own pace without feeling ahead or behind in relation to peers.
The children are surrounded by a safe, caring, supportive and inclusive environment. Embracing diversity is pivotal to creating a warm and welcoming learning environment. Our curriculum reflects respect for human values and cultural diversity and the most important attribute of our teachers is the love and respect they hold for each child’s total being.
This avenue promotes the development of motor skills through various activities, aiming at developing good muscular coordination, concentration, and independence, as well as respect of the environment and others. It promotes refinement of both gross and fine motor skills. Practical life is the base of all Montessori avenues.
This avenue helps the child develop their senses and keen sense of observation. The children cultivate their physical senses; taste, hearing, sight, touch, and smell, through various activities and materials, and prepares them for challenges to come in future avenues.
“The most important period of life in a child’s life is 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 Montessori environment is rich in oral language opportunities, allowing the child to experience conversations, stories, and poetry. The sandpaper letters help children to link sound and symbol effortlessly, encouraging the development of written expression and reading skills. To further their reading development, the children will further develop their phonetics (letter sounds and recognition); letter printing; grammar and sentence structure.
Montessori mathematics is presented in a concrete way – through material that the child can manipulate to help the learning process. The child uses diverse symbols. The activities are designed to help the child understand basic mathematics symbols with sandpaper numbers, pairing quantities and numerals with spindle box as well as different equations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division), the decimal system and more challenging math activities.
Includes basic world geography, science, and history (provinces, countries, continents, flags of different countries, Canadian National anthem, life cycles of different animals, parts of different animals, the calendar (days of the week, months of the year, and their origins), and the seasons.