Tender Treasures Montessori School (“TTMS.”) is based on the educational philosophy and academic methods of Dr. Maria Montessori. Maria Montessori’s philosophy states that children should be free to work at their own pace with materials they have chosen, either alone or with others. Between birth and the age of six, children are able to acquire specific skills with an ease that will never be duplicated in later life. To take full advantage of these extraordinary abilities, TTMS offers an enriched environment in which children are encouraged to explore their interests and develop their full potential by stimulating the cognitive, social, emotional, physical and creative stages of development. In our school children‘s innate zeal for learning is encouraged by allowing them opportunities to choose among an array of purposeful activities. The aim is to encourage active, self-directed learning by providing experiences contributing to the growth of confident, self-motivated, independent learners who are respectful of themselves and others. We believe that a child will feel safe, secure and happy in an atmosphere that will challenge and maximize his/her full potential.
TTMS believes that it is essential to have a strong relationship with parents and our staff; this will ensure we are providing your child with the best possible care. We encourage and welcome parents to participate in TTMS.’s program. We are always open to your comments and concerns and will do our best to satisfy your family needs.
We look forward to working with you and to providing your children with a lifetime of new and exciting opportunities.
TENDER TREASURES MONTESSORI SCHOOL IS
CCMA ACCREDITED AND LICENSED BY THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
Tender Treasures Montessori School (TTMS) offers a learning program that follows the Maria Montessori philosophy. This philosophy views children as competent beings capable of self-directed learning. Dr. Montessori developed the “Montessori Method” through her extensive work with children and her keen insight and observation skills. She based her educational methods on scientific observations of children’s learning processes. Her discovery that children teach themselves led her to design a “prepared environment” in which children could freely choose from a number of developmentally appropriate activities.
TTMS understands the influences that families, communities and life experiences have on each child’s stages of development. We embrace the uniqueness of each child by delivering programs and services that builds on their strengths and abilities.
TTMS’s “Inclusion Policy” recognizes and respects the unique qualities of each child and family, including ancestry, culture, ethnicity, race, language, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, family environment, and developmental abilities and needs.
Our caring and responsive professionals create engaging environments and experiences that foster all children’s learning and development. Children thrive in programs where they are able to express themselves freely and creatively, not bound by preset limitations. Providing child-initiated and adult supported experiences encourages positive interactions among the children and supports their ability to self-regulate.
Self- regulate is the ability to monitor and control our own behavior, emotions, or thoughts.
Children‘s innate zeal for learning is encouraged by allowing them opportunities to choose among an array of purposeful activities. The aim is to encourage active, self-directed learning by providing experiences contributing to the growth of confident, self-motivated, independent learners who are respectful of themselves and others. When children feel safe, secure, valued and a contributing member of their world they are able to explore, discover, try new things, grow, learn and develop to their full potential.
“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experience in the environment.”
Dr. Maria Montessori
TTMS’s curriculum is a collaboration of the Montessori Philosophy and the Ministry of Education’s Policy Statement on Programming and Pedagogy.
Pedagogy is “the understanding of how learning takes place and the philosophy and practice that support that understanding of learning.” Early Learning for Every Child Today: A Framework for Ontario Early Childhood Settings