Casa Program
(age 3 – age 6)

The Purpose of Our Program is to:

 

  • Provide ample opportunity for cooperation, collaboration, and social integration
  • Offer the keys to knowledge through scientifically designed materials
  • Cultivate the skills needed for life-long learning, independent thinking, and problem-solving
  • Develop a solid foundation for each individual’s social, physical, and cognitive needs
  • Invite children to be sensorial explorers – discovering through interaction with Montessori materials

 

Curriculum Overview

Language

  • Prepare skills for reading and writing using phonetic material

Math

  • Complete hands on, concrete exercises
  • Develop an understanding of the relationship between symbols and quantities
  • Provide an introduction to advanced exercises such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division

Music*

  • Bring the joy of music into the classroom through movement, participation, and hands-on experimentation with musical instruments
  • Promote important skills in literacy, math, and physical/social development through music

Culture

  • Explore various topics of the environment and world
  • Develop concepts of history, language, pure science, technology, and art

Sensorial Development

  • Help children sort out the varied impressions given by the senses
  • Broaden and refine sense perception
  • Develop a sense of order

Practical life tasks**

  • Develop manipulative skills
  • Foster manipulative and self-development skills
  • Learn the importance of environmental care

* Hannah Naiman is a traditional music and dance leader based in Toronto. She has worked with babies and children since 2000, and has recorded with the highly acclaimed Kathy-Reid Naiman on her award winning children’s music albums since 1997. Hannah plays the guitar, ukulele, fiddle and banjo; and brings along bells, shakers, rhythm sticks, scarves, drums, and blocks for all. 

** These tasks and expectations give the child a meaningful degree of independence and self-discipline.

Sunflower Montessori
Address: 582 Oakwood Ave
Phone: 416.656.6300
Fax: 416.656.5464

Oakwood Village Montessori
Address: 473 Oakwood Ave
Phone: 416.651.9000
Fax: 416.651.9001