Rise & Shine Montessori

Children's Program

Our curriculum at Rise & Shine gives the children the freedom to express their intelligence in both traditional and innovative ways.  It features the hands-on approach which fosters development of positive attitudes and helps build confidence in children which is an indispensible tool to become successful in all facets of life. 

Themes

The focus of our curriculum is based on biweekly/monthly themes (the Centre will provide you with a calendar of upcoming activities and events to keep you informed via email.) The themes that the children explore are chosen either by the teacher or the children according to their interests. The curriculum is therefore reflective of the interests of the children and then tailored specifically so that it meets the needs of all the children and upholds the philosophy of our center.  We get ready for a new adventure every few weeks with themes such as Space, Dinosaurs, Animals, Birds, Nature, Our Bodies, Art Appreciation, etc.

Reading, Writing, Mathematics

Traditional subjects are taught all through the year at each child’s own level.  Our Language Arts program has a strong phonics base, encouraging reading skills and literacy.  Basic number skills progress on to Kumon and Montessori based Mathematics.  These subjects and all Montessori activities are taught individually to ensure quality teaching/learning time with the teacher.

Group Activities

Group activities include Music, Drama, Story Telling, Yoga, Art, Science and games.  We encourage social interaction and discussion through most of the group activities, especially during lunch and snack times which help children express their knowledge in a multitude of ways. Meditation is an integral part of our day. For a few minutes every morning, the children focus on inner thoughts and breathing as well as being mindful.

Parents are provided with a program of study for their child.  A curriculum outline with all the centers activities is emailed regularly to keep you informed.  All the children’s work is organized in his/her own individual binder which is accessible to parents as well. 

Outside Play

The children have outside playtime with games and activities every day.  Our partially covered playground offers opportunities for exercise and fresh air all year round.  The children have yoga sessions every day after relaxation time and a short meditation time where they learn the importance of being “present” and “mindful” in their daily lives. 

SNACKS & LUNCH:  Our snack menu is planned by a Registered Dietician. We have a strict “NO JUNK FOOD” policy. Anything with sugar as its first ingredient is not permitted.  We offer the children a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grain foods, nuts and dairy products as part of our snack plan and have a special diet for children allergic to any of the foods on our menu.  Snack is served at 10 am and 4 pm.  The children bring their own lunches which are refrigerated at the center and then microwaved ready for lunch time at 12 pm.

The current Children's Schedule is available for download below.