At Cochrane Valley Montessori, we advocate excellence in active learning through a hands-on approach.
As an Alberta Education Accredited and Funded ECS operator and registered school, our non-profit status enables our funds to be directly dedicated to the education of each of our students. We offer the benefit of a complete integrated daily program at one site.
OUR MONTESSORI PROGRAM FEATURES:
■ 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
■ 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