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Please join us on May 13th from 10 – 1pm at Taddle Creek Montessori School for an Open House tour and introduction to the school. Please contact the school with any questions.
In a Montessori classroom the child’s effort and work is respected as it is. The teacher carefully plans follow up and individual work to ensure that each child is supported in learning what he or she needs. Through careful observation and detailed record keeping, the teacher intimately knows what each child needs to work on. … Read More
There are so many toys on the market – not to mention apps on our cell phones and ohter devices – that make claims to be “educational”. Recent research neatly disputes these claims by identifying that it is the interactive nature of language between people that supports acutal learning and growth of language skills. As … Read More
This week, I heard a new term: Lawnmower Parents. The latest evolution of the Helicopter Parent (who hovers and hovers in case their child needs them) and the counter to the Tiger Parent (who directs each and every action and behaviour with “hyper disciplinary” engagement). The Lawnmower Parent clears the way for their child – ensuring … Read More
Many parents are concerned with the question of which is the best Etobicoke Montessori School. As we have said many times there are many ways to evaluate the authenticity and quality of any given Montessori school. In Canada, the Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators (CCMA) is the accrediting body ensuring the authenticity of our schools. … Read More
Adele Diamond – the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of British Columbia – discusses in detail the abilities and skills that will be needed for success in the 21st Century. Specifically, the development of executive functions: self control, disipline and perseverance, and creativity. Montessori schools in Etobicoke and throughout … Read More
Adele Diamond – the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of British Columbia – discusses in detail the abilities and skills that will be needed for success in the 21st Century. Specifically, the development of executive functions: self control, disipline and perseverance, and creativity. Toronto Montessori schools throughout the city … Read More
(U)Labs is a youth hosting a 2-day mentorship event at C.J Skateboard park in South Etobicoke on November 14-15. More and more innovative youth programs are working directly with children to motivate and support them into their futures. By focusing on their interests (rather than those that adults believe children should be interested in), these groups … Read More
There are many options for a Montessori school in Etobicoke, representing the vast diversity of Toronto’s westernmost (former) borough: in-home Casa programs, small and large Toddler and Casa preschool programs, and larger Casa and Elementary schools. It can be challenging to know where to begin when evaluating the different Montessori options available to families. The most … Read More
Welcome back to school. We are looking ahead to an exciting and inspiring new school year. For our youngest children, they are on the brink of truly entering a whole new world. An opportunity to show us once again that our children absorb the world around us. Learning language, social customs, properties of nature, and … Read More
Kids eat ALL THE TIME. Many children can be “picky eaters”, often overwhelmed by choices, tastes, textures, and smells. By introducing our kids to a variety of foods, we help to increase their interest and experience with “different”. At the Mildenhall Montessori Schools, snack is provided to our Casa children throughout the day. Children are able … Read More
We get asked this all the time. “What makes this an authentic Montessori school?” Montessori is a word in the public domain, which means it can be claimed by anyone and used to describe their preschool, toddler, or kindergarten program regardless of recognized authenticity. We are accredited by the Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators. This … Read More
How cool is this? There is a revolution happening in education in North America. Climb aboard. Element High School: www.elementhighschool.com Congratulations to our friends at Ottawa Montessori.
The Pan Am and Parapan Am Games have been in Toronto this last month. What an amazing opportunity to see unbelievable athletes compete in almost 50 different sports, from canoeing and BMX biking to tennis and speed roller skating. It is also an opportunity to witness the grace and courtesy that truly professional athletes develop in … Read More
Technology is so accessible and available to our children. At Mildenhall Montessori technology is used as a tool for our oldest children, who learn how to type and use the internet for research. Research is inconsistent but generally indicates that screen time influences children’s sleep habits, attention spans, ability to delay gratification, and social emotional … Read More
Summer is a time of contradictions. Our children are on vacation from school while most parents continue to work their busy schedules. We long for the nostalgic summers of ice cream trucks, long hours of exploring the city, the forest, the lakes, and cottages; hours of unscheduled spontaneous time. Instead we end up scheduled, shuttling … Read More
As we approach graduation times, we celebrate being finished with applications, celebrate the receipt of acceptance letters, and the realization that a big transition is ahead. Moving from an elementary program that has been your child’s school home for the last nine years is a BIG deal. Our children leave their Montessori program to attend … Read More
It’s #MontessoriWeek! See what kids do in a #Montessori classroom: A Montessori Morning: http://youtu.be/09Y-huCMjIc
Deciding where your children will spend their elementary school years is an important decision. A Montessori elementary education prepares children to succeed in life, not simply prepare them for the next test in school. The development of problem solving skills, social communication skills, intrinsic motivation, task completion, and self-confidence are specific aims of a Montessori … Read More
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At Taddle Creek Montessori School our Upper Elementary students have the opportunity to join in the planning and fundraising for a week long trip. Held once every three years, their previous trip was to Drumheller Alberta. Although the destination is not absolutely confirmed, the current students have their fingers crossed for a repeat adventure to … Read More