"The land is where our roots are. The children must be taught to feel and live in harmony with the earth."      Dr. Maria Montessori

 Victoria Montessori

   Preschool and Childcare

"Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed"        Dr. Maria Montessori

EVENTS AT VICTORIA 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


PROGRAM





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.


A typical day at Victoria Montessori



  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