FAQ's and Resources
South Calgary Montessori & Childcare is based on the Montessori principles of early education which believes in whole child education, thus focusing on mental and physical development of the child apart from regular academic education. Learn More
At South Calgary Montessori & Childcare, each day is a celebration when it comes to fun and activities. But in general, our kids are engaged in various activities to nurture their curiosity to learn something new each day.
At South Calgary Montessori & Childcare, we offer healthy breakfast and two times snacks complete with fruits and vegetables, all prepared in-house. Parents only need to provide lunch.
You child must bring a water bottle, sunscreen, extra change of clothes, diapers, indoor and outdoor shoes, sheets for napping and a hat in their bag or on their head!
These programs are subject to change. Please call us at 403-523-9889 to find out about any upcoming vacation programs.
At our daycare centre, we make sure that parents and families have maximum involvement and access to their kids’ activities and progress. To help facilitate this we use the HiMAMA ChildCare App, which updates you on all the happenings in the Centre. Please don’t forget, we are always here to answer any questions you have in person or over the phone!
- Maria Montessori Speaks To Parents
A short collection of simple yet impactful articles on the Montessori approach to children — written by Dr. Montessori herself
- Between Parent And Child
A classic book by the late Dr. Haim Ginott on building genuine relationships with children (including how to handle “behavior issues”)
- The Montessori Toddler
An easy yet meaningful read offering real-world guidance for parents
- Montessori in the Classroom
A Teacher’s Account of How Children Really Learn
- Montessori Today
A Comprehensive Approach to Education from Birth to Adulthood
Articles and Reports
Outcomes: A Longitudinal Study of the Experience in the Milwaukee Public Schools for Students in a Montessori Program
Kathryn Rindskopf Dohrmann, Association Montessori International/USA.
A Comparison of Montessori and Traditional Middle Schools: Motivation, Quality of Experience, and Social Content
Kevin Rathunde, The NAMTA Journal, Vol. 28, No. 3, Summer 2003.
This famous Wall Street Journal article extols the virtues of the Montessori Method and how it teaches and enables the creativity and free thinking that has produced well-known entrepreneurs like the founders of Amazon, Google, and Wikipedia.
This Huffington Post article is written by a Head of School and supporter of the Montessori Method. The author explains why she values Montessori and the benefits she has witnessed firsthand.