To young children, there is something very special about doing things that adults find ordinary. Practical life exercises such as pouring and spooning, washing dishes or polishing shoes completely absorb them. At Shepherd Montessori, we recognize this process as the beginning of control and coordination of mind and body. Through sensory experiences, our program helps children distinguish, categorize and relate new information to what they already know. They learn math with concrete materials. They construct words with the movable alphabet and then can progress to nuances of the English language, function of words and grammar.

The first few years of your child’s life are crucial to the development of personality and intellect. This is a period during which learning takes place at an accelerated speed. At the Shepherd Montessori Private Catholic School, we provide the sense of security and loving care that toddlers need to thrive during this stage of intense learning. Our Toddler curriculum is broad and includes:

Sensory and Perceptual Development
• Self-help Skills
• Language Skills
• Physical and Motor Skills
• Social and Emotional Growth

Since children are especially bent on achieving independence, our teachers provide responsive, individual attention as your child deals with positive experiences as well as frustration. The Shepherd Montessori curriculum takes advantage of the rapid growth of gross and fine motor skills at this stage. Our Primary curriculum is broad and includes:

Mathematics
• Language Arts
• Geography
• History
• Cultural Awareness
• Cooking and Nutrition
• Music and Creative Movement
• Science and Nature – zoology, botany
• French (all day students)

Children at Shepherd Montessori are encouraged to explore, investigate and fulfill their natural curiosity about the world around them. Under the careful guidance of our Montessori directresses & teachers, children develop at their own pace and learn that school can be an unending adventure – one that inspires a lifetime of discovery.

Half Day Casa

TimeActivity
8:55a.m. – 9:10a.m.Welcoming/exploring the classroom
9:15a.m. – 9:40a.m.Morning circle
9:45a.m. – 10:00a.m.Snack time/washroom break
10:05a.m. – 11:05a.m.Montessori or Atrium related work
11:10a.m. – 11:20a.m.Closing circle ( Music and movement)
11:20a.m. – 11:30a.m.Dismissal

Full Day Casa

TimeActivity
12:55p.m. – 1:10p.m.Welcoming/exploring the classroom
1:15p.m. – 1:45p.m.Afternoon circle
1:50p.m. – 2:05p.m.Snack time/washroom break
2:10p.m. – 3:00p.m.Montessori or Atrium related work
3:05p.m. – 3:25p.m.French/ Music and movement
3:25p.m. – 3:30p.m.Dismissal

Extended Care

TimeActivity
7:45a.m. – 8:50a.m.Before school care
11:40a.m. – 12:55p.m.Lunch program
3:30p.m. – 5:30p.m.After school care

*Transportation available, within our boundaries*

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