Forest Grove Montessori Pre-School
in North York
3 Forest Grove Drive, North York, Ontario M2K-1Z4 Major Intersection (South of Finch Avenue, East of Bayview Avenue)
Hours Of Operation
Open from 8AM to 6PM, Monday through Friday. We Also offer Extended hours (8 to 9 a.m. & 4 to 6 p.m.)
Our mission is to create a happy and nurturing environment for children between the ages of 18 months to 6 years old, which is conducive to the development of their social, intellectual, academic, physical and artistic skillsSchedule a Tour
The Purpose of Montessori Education
The Montessori method of early childhood education is based on cultivating each child’s natural desire to learn and experiencing the excitement of learning by his/her own choice using Montessori materials.More Information
Key Areas of Learning in The Montessori Curriculum
Practical Life Activities
Practical Life Exercises are those with which the child can learn how to do living activities in purposeful way, with the help of Practical Life Exercises such as scooping, pouring, sweeping, sewing and gardening our students master essential skills such as responsibility, confidence, and competence which finally empower them to become independent. Practical Life Exercises also aid them to grow and develop their concentration and will in turn also help them to better develop an orderly way of thinking. It indirectly prepares them for reading and writing.
Sensorial activities are designed to help children to concentrate on the reinforcement of their intellectual senses which develops the ability to observe and compare with precision.The purpose of these activities is to guide children to acquire clear information and then make classification in their environments which finally leads them to adapting to their environment. In our centre we provide Montessori material to better help our students practice these activities with the focus on visual and taste perception, tactile impressions, stereognostic and olfactory senses.
Language material in Montessori education environment help children to enhance their vocabulary and gain the joy of being spoken to and being listened to. In our centrer we educate children with different language activities such as sandpaper and movable alphabets to empower children with skills such as learning phonetic sounds , composing their own written work and read others so they can finally share their thoughts, opinions and feelings.
Passing sensorial activities have prepared children to pursue more complicated math functions such as number recognition, counting and sequencing numbers.Students in our centre have proven records of accomplishing high levels in math prior to elementary school. You can review some of their works in our website photo gallery which contain formal introduction to mathematics, and the introduction of abstract mathematical concepts such as decimal system and mathematical operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
With cultural activities students get a chance to learn more about various fields such as geography, science, zoology, music, stories etc. We are glad to offer to our students a full set of Cultural activities material such as puzzle maps and folders containing pictures from different countries so they can learn more about different cultures.This will encourage them develop their knowledge about the world around them and also help them to increase their ability for creation and their fine motor skills.
We Offer …
Authentic Montessori Education during the academic year for children between the ages of 2.5 to 6 years old. Toddler Program based on Early Childhood Education for children between the ages of 1.5 to 2.5 (up to 3) years old.
Lunch (For Full Day Program) plus morning and afternoon Snacks.
Extended hours (8 to 9 a.m. & 4 to 6 p.m.).
A well equipped outside playground as well as a large indoor gymnasium.