Our Services 

Toddler Program

(18 months to 3 years old)

The toddler program takes advantage of the toddler's natural drive to act independently. Garden Road Montessori advances each child's growth and development through a rich and well prepared environment designed just for toddlers. The classroom is a special place for the children to begin their steps towards independence and self-reliance. 

Toddler exercises and activities recognise that children learn by doing. Classroom materials are always accessible, attractive, safe, and geared for a child's success. Activities are changed regularly in response to the children's need for variety and challenge as they grow and learn. The safe, loving, gentle atmosphere puts children and parents at ease and makes for a trusting, spontaneous transition to school.

Toddlers come to school five days a week, and may choose to stay for a half day, 3/4 day or full day. 

Pre School Program

(3 years to 6 years old)

During the ages of 3 to 6 years old, children go through an intense period of change, including the transition to cooperative play and more complex social interactions, a language explosion leading to the beginning skills in writing and reading, the emergence of the number sense and foundations of math. Along with this comes the great changes in physical development.

The Pre School program continues the mixed aged environment (vertical grouping) that is used in the toddler program. Children spend three years in the same classroom getting to know each other and their teachers. Younger children are motivated by seeing what the older children can do, while the older children reinforce their learning by teaching the younger children what they have learnt.

Pre School children learn by doing. The concrete materials in the classroom allow the children to explore, in a hands on approach. The classroom is designed to satisfy children's developmental needs in every stage. Students work with specially designed materials, manipulating and investigating each exercise until they have mastered the lesson. Directresses act as facilitators and guides, presenting exercises to the child and then allowing them to practice what they have learned.