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The Montessori Method

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Our educational program is founded on the philosophy of Italian physician and educator, Dr. Maria Montessori. Dr. Montessori was the first woman to receive a medical degree from the University of Rome. She devoted her life’s work to the observation of young children and their learning.

Dr. Montessori's teaching methods were created after she worked with children for over 40 years. The Montessori method is known and practiced throughout the world and is well respected.

Toddler Class

For children in the Toddler program, we begin the day at 9:00 am and conclude at 2:30 pm.

While Toddlers also have a Montessori work period, it is not as rigorous as the Primary program. Learning objectives for your child at this age include developing skills such as language, concentration, problem-solving, visual discrimination, and physical coordination. Your child is expected to bring their lunch every day.

Primary Class

For children in the Primary program, the day starts at
9:00 am and ends at 3:00 pm. Learning objectives include Montessori work in all areas: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Math, Science, Cultural and other activities such as art, music and more. The activities in each classroom promote independence, order, coordination, and concentration, as well as support social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. Nap/Rest time for this age group is after lunchtime, although it is not mandatory that they nap.

Before / After

In addition to the Montessori program, if you need before or after school child-care, we offer day-care options from 7.30-9.00 am and 2.30-3-5.30 pm.

We assure you that your child will be under experienced caregivers.


The Montessori teaching philosophy provides many benefits to preschoolers. Some of these are:

  • Holistic Growth: The Montessori teaching philosophy offers preschoolers the opportunity for comprehensive growth across various aspects of development, including intellectual, emotional, social, and physical domains.

  • Kindergarten Readiness: By following the Montessori approach, preschoolers are prepared with the necessary skills and knowledge to smoothly transition into Kindergarten, ensuring a solid foundation for further education.

  • Social and Emotional Development: Montessori education emphasizes the importance of social interactions and emotional well-being.  Preschoolers learn to engage with their peers, develop empathy, and enhance their communication skills in a supportive and collaborative environment.

  • Independent Decision Making: Montessori empowers preschoolers to become independent learners and decision-makers.  Through the use of age-appropriate materials and activities, they learn to make choices and take responsibility for their own learning.

  • Language and Cognitive Skills: Montessori fosters language development by providing a rich language environment and engaging children in activities that promote vocabulary expansion, reading readiness, and critical thinking. Our curriculum also encourages analytical and cognitive skills, supporting problem-solving abilities and logical thinking.

  • Gross and Fine Motor Skills: Montessori activities incorporate hands-on experiences that help preschoolers refine their gross motor skills (such as coordination, balance, and body movements) and fine motor skills (including hand-eye coordination, dexterity, and precision.)

The Montessori House of Children is committed to providing a curated Montessori environment in which a child can freely and naturally realize his/her fullest potential. Our educators guide the development of a child’s cognitive and problem-solving abilities, critical thinking skills and social competence through their daily interactions with them.

At MHoC, we are committed to providing individualized attention
to our students by having two dedicated educators per classroom
resulting in lower than usual child/teacher ratios across all classrooms.

Several of our educators speak Spanish, Mandarin, Ukrainian and Afrikaanse as well.

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