Preschool and Childcare
"The land is where our roots are. The children must be taught to feel and live in harmony with the earth." Dr. Maria Montessori
"Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed" Dr. Maria Montessori
Victoria Montessori is conveniently open all year round (summer program has limited space), and offers three, four and five day options, with either a 3pm pick up or 5pm pick up. Our Montessori program is for children from 2.5 years up to and including Kindergarten. All children must be potty trained.
The classroom is a carefully prepared learning environment, filled with concrete, manipulative Montessori activities, which encourage the children to learn and discover individually, at their own paste.
Physical activity, gross motor skills, are a vital part of a child's well being. At Victoria Montessori the children have a beautiful outdoor environment which allows them to play in our large sandbox, to conquer the climbing structure, to build forts, to tend to our garden, to do crafts, to have a quiet moment in the reading corner and to play imaginary games with their friends.
8 - 11am Montessori curriculum
11 - 12pm Circle (story time, drama, music, yoga, discussions, theme calendar)
12 - 1pm Nutritious lunch time and clean up
1 - 3pm Outside time together, free play
3 - 5pm Learn through play, inside or outside
At Victoria Montessori the children participate at the following field trips:
Beach Clean Up
Pumpkin Patch at Galey Farms
Salmon Run at Goldstream Park
Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary
We also have exciting visits from our community members:
Compost Education Centre
Victoria Symphony Story Time