Our teachers present weekly Montessori plans that introduce key lessons that include a weekly theme, Mathematics, Language, Fine and Gross Motor skills, Cognitive skills, Music, Islamic studies, Arts & Craft and much more.
At Canadian Montessori nursery, we follow the Montessori curriculum which offers children five key areas of study:
The Mathematics Curriculum teaches children to understand abstract mathematical concepts and relationships through hands-on learning experiences. Children learn to count, identify and match numerals to their quantity, relate decimal quantities and symbols, and become aware of the functions of addition and subtraction by using the Montessori materials.
The Montessori Language Curriculum provides children with the knowledge and skills to build their vocabulary and understanding of language. The skills required for reading, writing and oral language are developed through hands-on experience using the Montessori language materials. Children learn letter sounds, letter identification and formation, how to combine sounds to make words, how to build simple sentences, and how to properly hold a pencil. Oral language skills are developed through daily social interactions and group time experiences.
Sensorial activities teach children to refine their senses of sight, touch, sound, smell and taste so that they are able to organize sensory impressions and their understanding of the world. Through sensorial materials, children learn about similarity and difference, dimensions, colours and shapes, and distinguish between smells, taste and sound.
The Culture Curriculum incorporates a wide range of subjects, including: Geography, Science, History, Music and Art. Through explorations of culture, children develop an understanding of their community, their world, and their social responsibilities. Children learn to respond to diversity with respect, appreciate music and art, and develop awareness of sustainability.
Each learning area is made up of a set of Montessori materials that each teach one key area or skill. Children progress through the Montessori curriculum at their own pace based on their stage of development and interest. During this time, our teachers will observe how the children are learning and document their progress and improve whatever area is necessary. Through repetition and practice, children master the progression of the Montessori materials, and develop a fundamental understanding of each curriculum area.