Serving Toronto families for more than 40 years, our education experts offer standard-setting programs for infants, toddlers and pre-school children. We want children to be learners, to love to learn, to be part of a community of learners, and to grow into awesome adults who can make a difference in the world.

Reminder: Superheroes

In our efforts to provide an atmosphere of peacefulness for the children, please refrain from sending your child to school in clothing that reflects fantasy or violent characters such as martial arts, wrestling, computer game characters or superheroes (Star Wars, Superman, Iron Man, etc). We feel that allowing children to wear these clothes leads them to engage in play that is violent and often sexist. In turn, this undermines the values we teach – kindness, peaceful conflict resolution, and empathy. We believe the type of marketing behind these products leads to materialistic values and competition that can be detrimental to the well-being of the child.

 

Latest Dispatches

  • Casa child's drawing of Maria Montessoricity place

    Praise Versus Encouragement

    Maria Montessori believed that excessive, long-term praise can inhibit children from gaining independence because they rely heavily on the praise of those in positions of authority. As an alternative, encouragement can be empowering. (Please click "view" to read some examples.)

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  • Children engaging in yoga with Cheebacoatsworth

    Yoga Class!

    One of our favourite activities to participate in is weekly yoga class with our instructor, Cheeba. The children thoroughly enjoy practicing this art which aids them in relaxation, balance, body control, and self-discipline. In this picture, the children are working together to form a flower with their bodies! (Please click on "view" to see more photos and information).

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  • Child under 3 sewinginfinity place

    Sewing

    In the Under 3 Community, sewing is one of the challenging activities as it includes a sequence of steps and the manipulation of two objects at the same time. (Please click "view" to continue reading and view more photos.)

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  • Children planting and paintingsimcoe place

    Welcome Spring!

    Spring is a time of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth. In our Under 2 program, the children participated in activities such as planting seeds, transplanting flowers into pots, painting with flowers, and exploring sensory activities that incorporate colours and flowers. (Please click on "view" to see more photos and information).

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