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Montessori Smile is a Montessori School in Brandon, Manitoba. We offer full time care from 8am - 5pm Monday to Friday in a Montessori Environment. Children from the age of 2 are immersed in a rich learning environment that develops literacy, math, geography and more that to them just feels like captivating play.
Children can stay with us through Kindergarten, participating in an advanced Kindergarten curriculum.
“If we truly want to achieve equality and harmony among human beings, we must not neglect the time of life when the social, idealistic and linguistic differences which separate human groups do not yet exist.”
Benefits of a Montessori School
Montessori is child-led care and education. They are encouraged to move freely and act independently. Montessori teachers are devoted to developing well-educated, well-rounded, and highly successful individuals. The environments are created for their inquisitive minds to learn as they play.
A Montessori toy is one that stimulates learning by encouraging kids to experiment. It should be a toy that they can hold and touch, as learning to manipulate objects is key in helping children develop their fine motor skills. These toys can help to better prepare children for a lifetime of learning.
The Montessori Curriculum offers children five key areas of study: Practical Life, Sensorial, Mathematics, Language, and Cultural Studies. Each area of study is made up of a set of educational materials that increase in complexity. Children progress through the Montessori Curriculum at their own pace based on their stage of development and interests.
Through the holistic approach, Montessori students are nurtured to develop social skills and positive life habits by collaborating and working on activities as a group. The holistic approach also involves peer-to-peer mentorship, as older students are given the opportunity to mentor younger students, developing traits such as cooperation, altruism, and leadership.