Cochrane Valley Montessori Preschool and Playschool

Bay 6 205 1st street E
At Cochrane Valley Montessori, we advocate excellence in active learning through a hands-on approach.
Cochrane Valley Montessori is an Alberta Education accredited ECS(Kindergarten) and Independent School(Gr 1-6) as well as an Alberta licensed Pre-School.
We strive to uphold the integrity and values of our Montessori methodology, while instilling the understanding of the core achievements society expects of us with Alberta Education.

We offer the benefit of a complete integrated daily program at one site.

■ hands-on learning and manipulatives in all areas of study

■ multi-aged students learning together, a key element to the Montessori philosophy

■ a focus on the intrinsic motivation of students

■ student choice in educational activities

■ carefully prepared classroom balancing student choice with structure

■ your kindergarten child enjoys a consistent daily program without the need to move between day-care and kindergarten classrooms

■ cooperative learning, peer tutoring and social, emotional development

■ large blocks of uninterrupted time

■ work through independent activity coordinated with teacher-directed activity

■ Ecological Studies, Music and Art

■ Spanish as a Second Language programming

■ programming offered in a non-traditional, integrated manner where skill and concept are the predominant focus for organized learning

■ Fine Arts, Phys.Ed and Outdoor integrated learning

■ AMI(International designation) certified directresses trained in primary and elementary Montessori philosophy and methodology

■ students requiring assistance for special education can be accommodated and may be eligible for specific additional Alberta Education funding. Interview required to be sure we can meet the needs.

■ Speech and Language screening for all new preschool children is provided. Time 2 Talk Speech and Language Pathology provides our screening, in-school therapy and home visit counselling