Rise & Shine Montessori


“Be yourself…But be your best self”

This is our motto at Rise & Shine Montessori Children's Education Center, winner of two distinguished awards:  Provincial and National.

Our award-winning Center is Located in a prestigious West Richmond neighbourhood, surrounded by a beautiful, tranquil garden with ample parking and a large, well-equipped playground, Rise & Shine welcomes your family to become part of our multicultural community.

Licensed as a Group Child Care Center for over 25 years, Rise & Shine prepares children 2 ½ years to 6 years old for the future with the following successful combination of programs in a most innovative and novel approach:

  • The hands-on practice and discipline of the Montessori philosophy,
  • The child-led Reggio inspired theory,
  • The practice of the Kumon-inspired method of learning,
  • Rise & Shine’s own dynamic program which teaches important life skills.

Our well-rounded program, which is designed to enlighten, invoke curiosity, encourage, gently guide and care for your child as an individual, will inspire a love of learning that will last a lifetime.

Sharing with friends, hugs, stories, dreaming and believing in what one can achieve, laughing at ourselves and with others fill our days with joy and strengthen our bond as family and community--this is Rise & Shine!

In November of 2014, Shyrose Nurmohamed, Director of Rise and Shine Montessori, was one of five Early Childhood Educators across Canada to win the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Early Childhood Education for her work with children and the community as well as her center’s unique programming and environment.

In May of 2012, Shyrose Nurmohamed was honoured with an award from the Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Children and Families for Excellence in Teaching Innovation.  The award was granted for Rise & Shine's unique program, indoor/outdoor environment and teaching practices. 

Visit our staff page for more information on Rise & Shine's honours.

Rise & Shine Montessori continuously strives to provide a happy and nurturing teaching environment with varied enjoyable, educational experiences which make children feel loved and worthwhile.  

These opportunities promote continuous growth cognitively, physically, emotionally and socially which is paramount to becoming a responsible and confident human being.

Our center provides morning and afternoon snacks.  We honour a strict “NO JUNK FOOD” policy.  The menu is planned by a Registered Dietician and promotes the life long skills of health and wellness in our children. 

Request a school tour today and discover what a difference Rise & Shine Montessori’s unique approach to learning can make to the future of your child. 

At Rise & Shine we always remember the trust you have placed in our hands…the loving care and education of your precious child.