Welcome to Stepping Stones Montessori
Welcome to Stepping Stones Montessori!
Our facility is designed specifically to enhance the educational precepts of our early childhood program. We welcome children, 18 months through 6 years of age.
Stepping Stones Montessori is not just a “pre” school or Childcare facility. Our primary goal is child-centered providing a nurturing environment where exceptional and experienced teachers support and guide each of their students with warmth and respect.
Our single minded focus is to teach children the foundational skills they will need to succeed in each school they attend as well as in the larger context of their adult lives.
Our toddler children graduate as preschoolers at the age of 3 at Stepping Stones Montessori.
Our Montessori Programs
Stepping Stones Montessori offers an authentic Montessori based program for children ages:
Toddler (18 Months - 3 Years)
Pre-Schoolers (3 - 6 Years)
The school runs from Monday to Friday and is closed on all the Canadian Statutory holidays.
The extra-curricular programs include Physical Education (indoor gym), Yoga and Music. Outdoor activities in our school play area. Rest time/Nap time is provided in the afternoon for Full time children.
Stepping Stones Montessori, established 2009
This School was lovingly set up by Ms. Jackie and mom Nichola and Gheryl who were the inspiration behind the success of Stepping Stones Montessori.
Our sessions embrace time for being together, to talk about our environment, our world, its people, its animals and our universe, how we are feeling and how we got our latest "owie" We learn to listen, to take our turn, to speak and be heard, to hear other points of view.
Our teachers offer minimal intrusion but with careful observation judge when it is appropriate to introduce to each of us a new lesson, a further step.
This is our place, the children's place. We know the order of things. We sweep and clean, we wash and tidy, everything has its place, everything has value.
We go crazy in the gym, we sing songs, we play games outdoor, tell stories, and listen to stories. We paint and color, cut and stick, construct and deconstruct.
Most of all we have peace to follow our own drives and acceptance that we are developmentally where we are, not where the book says we should be. J\ll of us are waiting to unfold, blossom into the person we are becoming. Our teachers know this and allow this to take place.
We are a small group and they know us well! We make friends, eat snack together and support our younger classmates. We are respected, challenged and safe!
"Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment"
- Maria Montessori
Schedule & Sessions
Stepping Stones Montessori is open Monday to Friday, and the following sessions are available:
Morning Sessions: 9:15 am -12:15 pm
Afternoon Sessions: 1:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Full-day Sessions: 9:15 am - 4:15 pm
Extended Full-day Sessions: 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
Drop-off time begins 15 minutes before each session starts. Montessori method of teaching requires at least 3 half days per week.