MCHA Program - Montessori Children's House Academy

MCHA Program

"Early childhood education is the key to the betterment of society." - Maria Montessori

Is an environment that reflects community, making the children happy and comfortable, encourages each individual’s unique development and sets them up for a successful Montessori journey. We will provide an enriching and stimulating environment with safe limits that allows the child to be an active explorer.
We provide a framework which children can develop self-discipline, self-confidence, self-motivation, choices, personal strength and a cross-cultural environment in which children develop personal strength, exploration, discovery, academic success and their human spirit.
The Montessori environment awakens the children’s interest in all subject areas and encourages a love of learning.
Our goal is to have continuity and smooth transitions throughout the day. The program embraces the emergent curriculum in our afterschool program from 4pm to 6pm daily.
Montessori Children’s House Academy recognizes the strong need for a child to find an environment that provides them with affection, warmth, respect, cleanliness, care and security in order to feel safe, comfortable and satisfied. Montessori Children’s House Academy is committed to provide children with the above along with a strong and true Montessori program and great dedicated team members.



Casa Program Overview

2.5 up to 6 years of age

7:00am – 8:30am – Arrival time/Emergent Curriculum programming
8:15am – 8:30am – Preparation for Montessori Program Clean up
8:30am – 11:30am – Montessori Program Specialist Program
11:30am – 12:45pm – Lunch time Outdoor time
12:45m – 3:45pm - Montessori Program Specialist Program
3:45pm – 4:00pm – Preparation for Emergent Curriculum Program Group gathering
4:00pm – 6:00pm – Emergent Curriculum Program /Outdoor time




Casita Program Overview

19 months up to 3 years of age

7:00am – 8:30am – Arrival time/Emergent Curriculum programming
8:15am – 8:30am Group/Transition time, daily Montessori activity presentation outlined in the monthly calendar
8:30am – 9:45am Work period with Montessori materials
9:45am – 10:00am Snack Time
10:00am – 10:15am Group/Transition time, getting ready for outdoor time
10:15am – 10:45am Outdoor Time
10:45am – 11:00am Group/Transition time, getting ready for lunch
11:00am – 11:30am Lunch Time
11:30am – 11:45am Transition time, getting ready to rest
11:45am – 1:45pm Rest Time
1:45pm – 2:00pm Wake-up group time with songs, put nap bedding materials away
2:00pm – 2:30pm Outdoor Time
2:30pm – 3:45pm Snack Time
2:45pm – 3:45pm Work period with Montessori Materials
3:45pm – 4:00pm Transition time, getting ready for Emergent Curriculum program
4:00pm – 5:30pm Emergent Curriculum Program
5:30pm – 6:00pm Quiet stories and activities, getting ready to close for the day




Alberta Education Recognized Kindergarten Program

“Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future… Let us treat them with all the kindness which we would wish to help to develop in them.” “Free the child's potential and you will transform him into the world.”
- Maria Montessori


Full Inclusion Alberta Education Kindergarten (Leadership) Program within the Montessori Program

Early childhood is a significant period in human development. Independence, initiative, decision making, creativity, the ability to learn, the ability to relate to others and feelings of self-worth all have their beginnings in early childhood. What young children learn at this stage will have a major impact on successful learning experiences in school, on personal development and on future participation in society.

​ MCHA has blended the Kindergarten program with our Montessori Program to create the Kindergarten Leadership Program. This program is lead by an Alberta Education recognized individual who holds their Bachelor of Education and who works along side the Montessorian creating a full and enriched Montessori and Traditional Program.


Specialist's Programs

Languages (French and Spanish)
Our language programs are introduced to all children regardless of age, the primary focus is on oral language. Daily lessons are presented naturally, humorously, imaginatively and without English usage. Reinforcing Montessori principles, vocabulary is introduced via concrete items. Stories, rhymes, mime, games, songs, art activities and puzzles are integral to the program. Correct habits for pronunciation are instilled. The group lessons consist of eight to ten children, which allow for individual attention and oral interaction.

Music
Rhythm, pure tones, recognition of notes, musical notation, dance, group singing, experimenting with different instruments and the study of great composers and their music

Physical Education
Our curriculum incorporates Montessori principles and methods into contemporary physical education program. Physical education is focused on conditioning and improving fitness levels rather than athleticism or achieving arbitrary fitness levels. The children engage in both competitive and non-competitive activities, proceeding from basic skills to game experience.
Our program provides freedom to explore many outlets for physical and mental energies, addressing a child’s characteristic physical stamina, exploration of right and wrong, focus on group functioning and adventurousness.
The program provides key lessons to help children develop and build character; their ability to deal positively with success, failure and adversity, to support other children, to set personal and collective goals and to interact with children of varied ability and age.