What we teach
Huron Park Montessori School and Child Care Centre 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.
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.
MathematicsThe activities help the children understand the concepts of math by manipulating concrete materials. This work gives children a solid understanding of basic mathematical principles. The children will explore and master number recognition, rote and skip counting, addition, multiplication (when the skill is present), fractions, time, measurement and much more. This will prepare them for later abstract reasoning and for problem solving.
Sensorial materialsExperiences to define and further develop each sense. Children build cognitive skills and learn to classify impressions by touching, seeing, smelling, tasting, listening and exploring the physical properties of their environment.
Exercises instil care of self, for others and for the environment. Activities include many tasks children see as part of the daily routine in their home, such as preparing food and washing dishes, along with exercises of grace and courtesy. Through these tasks, children develop fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and concentration.
The study of Science, Geography, Botany and History. The children will explore maps, the globe and use concrete materials to understand the world around them and all the living things that share their space.