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Montessori is a method of education that is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play. It is a system of education for young children that seek to develop natural interests and activities rather than use formal teaching methods. In Montessori classrooms children make creative choices in their learning, while the classroom and the highly trained teacher offer age-appropriate activities to guide the process. Children work in groups and individually to discover and explore knowledge of the world and to develop their maximum potential.


Learning at Canadian Montessori

At Canadian Montessori Nursery,  our curriculum covers the whole spectrum of Montessori training and prepares your child for formal schooling. The five Montessori Areas of Learning are Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics and Culture.

The child in the Montessori classroom is an active and independent learner. A Montessori education prepares children to think creatively and rigorously, and helps develop the attention span, concentration, working memory, fine and gross motor skills and flexibility.

There are various practices that fall under the umbrella ‘Montessori’, and some of the ones we employ are:


Born in Italy in 1870, Maria Montessori graduated from the medical school at the University of Rome in 1896, making her Italy’s first female physician. During her career, she focused her studies on the development of children. Through extensive observation, Dr. Montessori developed her approach to education, which emphasizes natural development of children and their intrinsic human tendencies to explore, discover, and learn from the world around them.  Dr. Maria Montessori discovered that experiential learning in this type of classroom led to a deeper understanding of language, mathematics, science, music, social interactions and much more.