Programs & Fees

OUR PROGRAMS

We offer Calgary parents the unique opportunity to combine the benefits of a quality educational program for children aged 3 to 6 years, with extended care if required. Our highly experienced and appropriately trained educators implement the Montessori Method, using a wide range of quality Montessori materials, in 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.

Our program calendar operates 12 months a year, except for planned closures, and during the Summer months we explore a nature-based Montessori curriculum in our lovely outdoor classroom and garden.

Our daily schedule includes two learning periods, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Through careful observations, our Montessori Leads humbly guide each child, based on their developmental stage and interests, through the different areas of learning, Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics and Cultural Studies.

Our afternoon learning period places great emphasis on reviewing and reinforcing each child’s lessons through repetition and practice. During this period, we incorporate Spanish, yoga, baking, and our Kindergarten children undertake special projects to extend their learning in subjects like language, math, geography, science, culture, music, and art*.

*Please note, due to COVID-19, our current operating hours have been reduced and some minor changes have been necessary for our program.  We plan to return to our normal hours of 7.30am to 5.30pm and full program from September 2021.

Admission process

MELC admits children of any race, color, nationality, and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, and activities generally accorded or made available to children attending the program.

Montessori Early Learning Centre

STEP 1: TOUR

STEP 1: TOUR

Please complete our ‘Request A Tour’ form to arrange a tour for you and your child. The tour usually takes approximately 20 – 30 minutes and is an opportunity for you to see our facilities, learn more about our program and have your questions answered. It is very important to us that children accepted into our program are set up for success from the beginning, this meeting hence also allows us to assess whether our program is a good fit for your child.

Montessori Early Learning Centre

STEP 2: ENROLLMENT

STEP 2: ENROLLMENT

If after the tour, you would like to enroll your child with us, we will send you our enrollment package for completion. We kindly ask that you return this package within five business days to secure your child’s spot, otherwise we will assume you are no longer interested and offer the space to the next family. If no spaces are available, you are welcome to add your name to our waitlist, at no additional cost. When a space becomes available, we will contact wait-listed families, on a first come first serve basis.

Montessori Early Learning Centre

STEP 3: TRANSITION

STEP 3: TRANSITION

Prior to your child joining us, we will contact you to arrange their transition into our program. We typically transition children over two days, one hour each day. This is a great opportunity for parents to leave their child with us, for a short period, so they can meet their new teachers, friends and get familiar with our environment, before starting their regular schedule.

PROGRAM SCHEDULES & FEES

Children gain the most benefit from a quality program like ours when they start the three-year Casa learning cycle at the age of 3. The developmental outcomes for children aged 4 and 5 are significantly improved if they have previously attended a quality Montessori program before joining us. We offer two program schedules that are designed to ensure all children fully benefit from our Montessori Casa programming, and offer parents the option of extended care, if required.

Montessori Casa
without extended care
8:30 am to 3:30 pm - $925 / month

Montessori Casa
with Extended care
8:00* am to 5:30 pm - $1,125 / month

* Please note, our opening time will be 7.30am from September 2021.

Please Note

The Ministry of Children’s Services provides financial assistance, in the form of a childcare subsidy, to eligible lower-income families. To find out if you qualify for subsidy please visit Alberta Human Services.