Montessori Curriculum


Fine motor skills form an  essential part of Montessori education and at South Calgary Montessori, we make sure that every kid gets hands-on experience in practical life skills. Fine motor skills improve hand-eye coordination and also fine motor movements in children during their preschool education. These skills required for everyday activities include  self-care skills, pencil skills for  drawing, playing, coloring and much more.

For essential self-care skills, we use dressing frames for learning zipping & unzipping, buttoning and unbuttoning, shoe lacing, buckling etc. Other activities and Montessori tools include the mats & trays, spoon work, play dough activities, painting & drawing, building towers, etc.


According to Montessori based education, sensorial learning is for the refinement of senses, to improve concentration at early childhood. The teaching methodology is designed to cover all aspects of sensorial experiences  such as  shapes, texture, color, loudness, softness, temperature, weight, smell, etc. Using appropriate teaching tools like the pink tower, brown stairs, red rods, knobbed cylinders, knobless cylinders, color tablets, geometric cabinet, touch tablets, thermic tiles, basic tablets and smelling jars, we guide the child through the sensorial learning process.

During the tactile sensing, auditory sensing, olfactory sensing, thermic sensing, baric sensing and stereognostic sensing learning process, the child excels in his sensorial experiences and learns to acquire clear conscious information from the environment along with  the expertise to classify them.


Humans are  gifted with a mathematical mind and  an ability to estimate, quantify, calculate, etc. Moreover, math is all around when you grow up. Hence, Dr. Maria Montessori believed that observations and experimentation could be the best tools for early mathematics learning in Montessori kindergarten and preschool. Based on this recommendation, our kids explore the base-10 number system and calculations like addition, subtraction and multiplication using Montessori tools such as  sandpaper numbers, number rods, bead material, wooden spindles, pink towers, etc. A combination of concrete and abstract materials are  used for primary mathematics teaching.


A child’s language development starts right from the womb stage, and early childhood is the right time for the child to develop multiple language skills. As correctly stated  by Dr. Maria Montessori, a child has “the absorbent mind” and is capable of developing language proficiency from the information available in the environment.

At South Calgary Montessori, our kids are introduced to letters and sounds and learn to differentiate between vowels and consonants using sandpaper models of alphabets and phonograms. We are well equipped with Montessori based language learning tools and materials such as  metal insets, vocabulary cards, pre-selected sound boxes, movable alphabets, rhyme cards, and sentence building cards appropriate for the age group and curriculum.


Under the Montessori method of early education, cultural curriculum includes history, biology, Geography, Physical Science, and arts. While  traditional forms of education mostly focus on Math and language, Montessori methodology gives equal attention to cultural studies along with Math, language and other subjects. Cultural studies enrich children’s understanding of  their role and their interaction with the world.

At South Calgary Montessori and Childcare Centre, we have numerous cultural learning tools and materials such as map puzzles, globes and Geography teaching materials, puzzles on animals and plants, color activities and more. We also include reading activities and other advanced learning activities appropriate for  the age group.

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