"The land is where our roots are. The children must be taught to feel and live in harmony with the earth." Dr. Maria Montessori
Preschool and Childcare
"Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed" Dr. Maria Montessori
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
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