Extended day Montessori Preschool and Kindergarten *Pinetree location Only
The Westwood Montessori Pinetree location offers a full time Montessori Preschool and Kindergarten program. Our Extended day Preschool/Kindergarten program consists of 16 children and two teachers and the hours are from 9:00am - 2:30pm. Please see below for a detailed daily schedule.
The children are introduced to a variety of activities to help develop them as a whole. Children are introduced to learning materials and then allowed to choose which activities to do based on their own interests. This approach is to encourage and develop independence, confidence, better control of their own movements and respect to others and the environment. The children work in a carefully prepared environment that uses natural and real objects that provide rich exploratory and hands on experiences of learning. The class consist of children with various ages which gives them the opportunity to learn how to help each other.
Following the Montessori Method of teaching early childhood concepts, our programs are divided into the following areas:
Practical life – Provides experiences in developing practical skills and hand-eye coordination necessary in everday life.
Sensorial – Uses specially designed materials that teach concepts of colours, geometric shapes, dimensions, temperatures, and weights. The materials and exercises are designed to develop the senses: seeing, touching, smelling, hearing, and tasting.
Language – Develops their English language proficiency using phonetics and extensive vocabulary building exercises.
Math – Provides exercises in developing the children's understanding of number and quantities in units, tens, hundreds and thousands as well as concepts such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Science/ culture arts – Provide learning experiences in history, geography, botany, zoology, culture arts, music and science.
All Daycare Classes have integrated the following special classes:
English Second Language – For children who need additional help learning English language.
Mandarin – Children will learn basic preschool concepts in counting, greeting, days of the week, months of the year's, etc.
French – Children will learn basic preschool concepts in counting, greeting, days of the week, months of the year's, etc.
Music - Our music program, based on the Orff Music for Children curriculum, develops a child's musical literacy, understanding, and overall creative potention. Children are taugh rhythm, melody, dynamics, phrasing and form through activities involving singing, movement, speech, listening and use of instruments.
Extended Day Schedule
9:00 - 9:10 Children's arrival greetings
9:10 - 9:40 Circle Time/ Calendar Theme Discussion /Group Discussion
9:40 - 11:00 Montessori Working Time
11:00 - 11: 15 Snack
11: 15 - 12:00 Out side playtime.
12:00 – 12:40 Lunch
12:40 - 1:40 Quite time / Rest time
1:40 - 2:20 Art / Montessori working time
2:20 - 2:30 Preparation time to go home/ outside play time
Special activities - 10:30-11:00
Special snack day - Monday
Multicultural day (French, Mandarin) - Thursday
Music - Wednesday
Show & Tell – Friday
(These are tentative schedule are subject to changes at school discretion)