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.
The benefits of a quality Montessori program are significant. We reference some research highlighting what some of these benefits are.
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”
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.
I have put my child in this centre for three months. I feel that after visiting more than 10 child cares, I made the best decision to put her here. The staff are super nice, professional and really caring. Even when they look at your child you can tell they love what they are doing. I am super happy about my child performance and really appreciate all the staff for their care, support and professionalism.
My son has been attending MELC since they opened and the change in him is amazing! He loves going to school everyday (some days doesn’t want to leave). He enjoys learning and the staff are so good with all the kids. I highly recommend this centre for quality education and care.
We searched for the ideal preschool for our daughter and after touring several, we found Montessori Early Learning Centre and almost immediately felt it was the perfect fit. Minal is amazing with the children and has truly created an enriching learning environment. The space is clean, purposeful and has a sense of calmness. the staff are exceptionally attentive. They accommodate our daughters’ diet with anything prepared in the school. They went above and beyond to help with the transition for both our daughter and me. I highly recommend this preschool and feel blessed to have found such a positive school environment for our daughter.
I'm very happy that we decided to move our Daughter here. The teachers are absolutely amazing. My Daughter is thriving from the Montessori method. The facility is very welcoming and clean. I would highly recommend this daycare to anyone.
Wonderful staff who take great care of the children and great program for preschoolers. My four-year-old son is thriving and enjoys his time there very much.
What a breath of fresh air! My daughter and I have never been happier with a daycare program before. This is such an incredible place, and I would recommend this place to everyone. My 3-year-old daughter now knows some Spanish and can sing a few songs fully in both Spanish and English. Incredible teachers and the learning aspect of this place blow my mind. Montessori Early Learning has changed our lives.
Thanks to Ms. Minal and Her Incredible Staff.
Fantastic program, and they are such loving and supportive staff. Highly Recommend!
This is an incredible Montessori preschool - Our 3.5 has blossomed so much under their care. I strongly encourage you to consider them. Thoughtful, deliberate, calm and caring!
I was really nervous transitioning my boys from another school to this one. It's only been a month but my boys love coming here, and the teachers are so caring and nurturing! I finally feel that my boys are getting the care and Montessori learning that I have been wanting them to receive.
Thank you Ms Minal and all the loving teachers for creating such a loving, caring and thriving environment.
Our daughter loves going to school, and we have so much confidence in the staff. They truly nurture their students and guide them.