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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.

The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child's own natural desire to learn
Maria Montessori

About Us

Here at MELC we are passionate about two things: children and Montessori!  We love what we do and so do our children and families.  Our objective is to provide Calgary parents with the unique opportunity to combine the benefits of a quality educational program, set in a beautiful environment, taught by Montessori certified teachers.

The Montessori Method is a holistic child-centric educational model, based on natural human development. Central to the model is the dynamic triad between the child, Montessori teacher, and prepared environment. We have taken great care to ensure our facilities and programming stay true to the Montessori philosophy and follow internationally recognized Montessori standards in everything we do.

Our Montessori teachers provide a link between the child and the prepared environment. Through careful observations and individual program plans, based on the child’s developmental stage, ability, and interests, our teachers humbly guide and facilitate each child’s exploration of the curriculum, whilst supporting their unique intellectual, social, emotional, physical and creative development.

Our program calendar operates 12 months a year, except for planned closures.  During the Summer months of July and August, we celebrate the great outdoors and get closer to nature using our lovely outdoor classroom and garden.

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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