The Montessori Preschool of Redwood Meadows is open to families Redwood Meadows, Bragg Creek, Priddis, Springbank and Millarville.
Children may start as young as 2 ½ years old as long as they are independent in the bathroom. There is a mix of ages in the class. Montessori philosophy believes it is important not to separate children out by age but instead to allow a community type of environment to develop with the older children becoming the role models for the younger children.
The program takes a child through the kindergarten year. Most children will experience three years in the program with the same teacher allowing the teacher to really understand the learning process of each child.
The morning class runs 5 days per week from 8:45am to 11:45am. The afternoon class runs 3 days per week (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday) from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. Currently, there are spaces available for both morning and afternoon.
Ms. Rose has been involved in Montessori programs in the US and Canada for the past 30 years. She received her elementary training in Bergamo, Italy and her preschool training in the US.