NURTURE, INSPIRE & ENGAGE

Authentic Montessori Casa Program

Montessori Early Learning Centre

ABOUT MONTESSORI

ABOUT MONTESSORI

The Montessori Method is a holistic child-led educational model based on natural human development. Central to the model is the dynamic triad between the child, Montessori Lead and prepared environment.

Montessori Early Learning Centre

WHY MONTESSORI?

WHY MONTESSORI?

The benefits of a quality Montessori program are significant. We reference some research highlighting what some of these benefits are.

Montessori Early Learning Centre

WHY MELC?

WHY MELC?

Not all Montessori programs are true to the philosophy and its objectives. A quality Montessori program, like ours, will however exhibit these key characteristics.

Early childhood education is the key to the betterment of society
Maria Montessori

About Us

MELC opened its beautiful centre located in the lovely community of Douglasdale, SE Calgary, Alberta, in March 2018 after undergoing extensive renovations. We have grown rapidly since then and our well-balanced authentic Montessori Casa program, for children aged 3 to 6, has been extremely well received.

Here at MELC we are passionate about two things: children and Montessori! Collectively we have dedicated over 30 years caring for and educating young children using the Montessori Method. We love what we do and so do our children and families!

Our highly experienced and appropriately trained educators implement the Montessori Method in our beautifully prepared classroom environments, full of purpose and motive. Our child-centric approach to child development and learning ensures our program is tailored to meet each individual child’s unique developmental needs and interests.

We offer Calgary parents the unique opportunity to combine the benefits of a quality educational program, with extended care if required. Our program calendar operates from September to June, and parents have the option of registering their child in our Summer camp, during which we explore a nature-based Montessori curriculum using our outdoor classroom, garden and play area.

Our Guiding Principles

Our vision is to nurture each child’s uniqueness, inspire their curiosity and engage their full potential.

Respect: Value each child, teach kindness curtsey, self-discipline, and respect of one’s self, others and our amazing planet.

Curiosity: Inspire and guide each child through the carefully prepared environment, supporting and encouraging their innate desire to explore, discover, and learn.

Confidence: Through careful observations and individualized program plans, nurture each child’s growth and development, based on their unique abilities and interests.

Independence: Provide a peaceful, calm, and engaging environment that offers freedom of choice, whilst promoting critical thinking and decision making.

Equality: Embrace each child’s uniqueness, create opportunities, and empower all children regardless of their background, abilities, or strengths.

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