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1.5 – 2.5 years of age

“Montessori is an education for independence, preparing not just for school, but for life. Free the child’s potential and you will transform him into the world” – Maria Montessori

Our Montessori based Toddler House curriculum supports the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of each child.

Toddlers strengthen speech and language development and both fine and gross motor skills as they explore self, family and the world in which they live.

Our Toddler program prepares children for preschool work in Casa, by exposing them to each area of our Montessori curriculum. The toddlers learn concentration, coordination, language skills, responsibility and respect—all of which prepare them well for a successful transition into our preschool Casa program.

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2.5 – 6 years of age (Pre-school, JK, SK)

Our Casa classroom is a carefully prepared environment where children work together or independently with multi-sensory materials that invite them to touch, to think, and to experience. Although the children move around the room freely, their absorption in their activities and their respect for their peers and their teachers contribute to the calm atmosphere. Children work with a concentration seldom seen at this age.

The goals of the Casa level are to foster independence and to support the child in moving toward self-discipline and mastery of the surrounding environment. The Casa classroom is a prepared Montessori environment designed to encourage the child in a self-directed discovery of the world.

The curriculum and environment interrelate, allowing the child to develop a deep love for learning while fostering self-confidence in his own ability to learn.

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Did You Know?

Ideas inherent to our philosophy include:

  • Children learn best in an environment of love, security, understanding and consistency.
  • Children should be treated with respect.
  • Success builds confidence.
  • A spirit of cooperation rather than competition is the best atmosphere for learning.
  • Children need to learn how to think independently and how to solve problems in original and creative ways.
  • Children should be taught to respect the rights of others and appreciate the contributions of all life.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide enriching programs which nurture the whole child, emotionally, intellectually, physically and socially.

Education is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in which the child is a full participant in his/her environment.

To this end, we have prepared an environment that is engaging and responsive to each child at various stages of their development.

Montessori The Place To Grow


For further information about our programs or to arrange a tour, please contact:

Melissa Carnell,
Executive Director,
Montessori The Place to Grow
93 William Street N.
Chatham, Ontario
N7M 4L4

Phone: 519-351-2662