What Makes Us Different?
Northwood Montessori Plus combines the best of the highly respected Montessori Academics and Learning Skills, plus the fun of rich bilingual Early Childhood 'learn through play' activities, plus the helpful conveniences of Daycare meeting the individual needs of its students and their families.
We offer a balanced approach that addresses the social, emotional, creative, intellectual and physical development of young children. Welcome to the family of Northwood Montessori Plus!
Program choices preschool programs ages 15 months to 5 years
Northwood offers a half day or a full day program with a long or short day option. While most of our children attend the five day program, there are some spaces available for 2 or 3 day half or full day programs. Extended hours, 7:30 - 6pm, are offered for parents who need child care before and after school. Northwood is licensed with the Ministry of Education. The school runs from September to June with an optional summer camp available in July and August.
Parent & Tot (ages 15 months - 2½ years)
Parents or caregivers are invited to join our program on specified days with young children who are not yet ready to attend on their own. A full range of activities is offered including music, play, arts and crafts, French, gym and an introduction to the Montessori learning materials. Younger siblings are welcome if space permits. Registration is accepted throughout the year as spaces become available when children ‘graduate’ to the other programs.
Toddler Program/Junior Casa (ages18 months - 2½ yrs. (ratio 5:1)
Northwood offers the perfect introduction to school for its youngest students with a blend of the learn-through-play Early Childhood Education approach and the highly respected Montessori philosophy. Loving experienced teachers help the young child to feel comfortable at school in a nurturing and stimulating environment of play and learning. Along with the Montessori learning activities for language and math, the children are introduced to music, arts and crafts, drama, science, cooking, and Playball along with French and Spanish. Daily outdoor play, a rest time and delicious nutritious snacks and hot lunches build strong bodies and healthy habits. Children are assisted with toilet training when they are ready.
Preschool and Kindergarten/Senior Casa (ages 2½ - 5 yrs.) (ratio 8:1)
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From the introductory Toddler program, children move into our Preschool program, also referred to as our Senior Casa program. Depending on the campus chosen, the children are either grouped ages 2½ to 5 years together in the Montessori family grouping or in two groups, 2½ to 3½ years for preschool and 3½ to 5 years for kindergarten. The small ratio of 8:1 and the individualized approach to learning along with the enrichment of the bilingual ECE activities give children a strong foundation for grade one
School Age 4 - 12 years (ratio 15:1)
Before and After School Care is available at our St. Agnes Catholic School or at our Finch campus in North York. School buses from nearby Public and Catholic Schools provide transportation to the Finch location. Children enjoy a tasty snack and outdoor or gym playtime along with a variety of fun, age-appropriate activities of arts and crafts, games, science, drama, cooking and special projects. Assistance with homework is also available.
Camps (ages 18 months - 5 years)
Northwood offers December, March Break and Summer Camps to parents needing year round child care.