Lindsay Montessori Preschool

Inspiring individual potential
and nurturing curiosity
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Lindsay Montessori Preschool

Inspiring individual potential
and nurturing curiosity
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About Us

Our values, goals, history, philosophy, quick facts, and Maria Montessori’s vision.

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Preschool Program

Learn about our curriculum, environment, program options, and tuition rates.

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Summer Camp

Join us this summer to discover, explore, make new friends and, most importantly, have fun!

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Registration

Here is how to become part of our program (new students can start at any time).

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Parent Manual

Everything you need to know to make the most of your child’s time here with us.

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Fundraisers

We’re full of ideas to enhance our program but our piggbank is not as big as our gusto, so we fundraise.

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Where imaginations grow

Our aim is to help the child understand, not force her to memorize, and so to touch her imagination as to enthuse her to her innermost core.

—Maria Montessori (paraphrased).

Where imaginations grow

Our aim is to help the child understand, not force her to memorize, and so to touch her imagination as to enthuse her to her innermost core.

—Maria Montessori (paraphrased).

About Us

Our History

The Lindsay Centre for Preschool Enrichment (Lindsay Montessori Preschool) has had the pleasure of working with children from Lindsay and surrounding areas for over 30 years. Many studies discuss the importance of early brain stimulation and its benefits for years to come. A child’s brain develops most rapidly between 0 to 6 years of age. Our program assists children to develop the concepts needed for a good foundation prior to grade one.

Our Philosophy

We feel that every child is a strong and unique individual who is capable of learning through his/her own curiosity and experiences. In a loving, calm, and safe atmosphere, we support the children in their own discovery and facilitate their growth on an individual basis in all areas of development.

We believe that it is our role, as Early Childhood Educators, to offer a stimulating environment that provides children with an opportunity to express their creativity, curiosity, and adventurous nature.  It is our also our role to facilitate and assist each child in a way that encourages self-esteem, independence, and a love for learning.  As educators, we must also value a love of learning, as we continue to grow both with the children and as individuals.

Maria Montessori

The Montessori philosophy is an educational philosophy for children, based on theories of child development developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian physician and educator. The first Montessori classroom was established in the early 20th century, and the ideas, based on scientific observation, are still completely valid today, over a hundred years later. The Montessori method is characterized by an emphasis on self-directed activity on the part of the child, and observation on the part of the teacher (often called a director, directress, or guide). The Montessori philosophy stresses the importance of adapting the child’s learning environment to his or her developmental level, and of the role of physical activity in absorbing abstract concepts and practical skills. It is also characterized by the use of self-correcting materials for the introduction and learning of various concepts.

Our Goal, Values, Quick Facts, and Links

Our goal is to provide the people, programs and resources which inspire children of differing learning styles to become
life long learners. Our curriculum stretches young minds, so that children are truly challenged.

Core Values: 
Lifelong love of learning
Nurturing community
Respecting the whole child

Teacher to student ratio is 1:8 
License: Ministry of Education, Child Care and Early Year Act 
Teachers: Early childhood education training 
Participation: City of Kawartha Lakes (COKL) Raising the Bar Quality Assurance Program

Community Living  |  Five Counties  |  Kinark  |  Ontario Early Years  |  Health Unit

“All things are easy to understand once they are discovered. The point is to discover them.”


—Galileo Galilei

“The greatest sign of success for a teacher… is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.'”

—Maria Montessori

PROGRAMS

Playing and learning are equally important and reinforce one another.

Our preschool has both a Montessori room and a Play room (gym). We encourage students to take what they’ve discovered in one area and apply it in the other. In so doing, the social, emotional, academic and physical aspects of learning come together to benefit the whole child. Children choose their own activities while encouraged to participate in all aspects of our program. Read more about the Montessori philosophy here.

“My son has benefitted from this program in so many ways, I can’t wait for my daughter to attend.”

—Megan Burns, parent

The Montessori Room

In the Montessori room we use the Montessori approach (observe and assist) to encourage hands-on investigation for five general skills:

  • Practical Life Skills
  • Sensorial
  • Language
  • Mathematics
  • Geography and Science

The Play Room

The Play room provides lots of space for your child to learn through valuable, open-ended free play. Each week new materials are set up based on children’s interests, creative ideas, and natural curiosity. Our day often includes:

  • Art Experiences
  • Dancing and Singing
  • Dramatic play and Dress-up
  • Gross Motor and Active Play
  • Sensory play
  • Science activities
  • Circles and Storytelling

The Play Room

The Play room provides lots of space for your child to learn through valuable, open-ended free play. Each week new materials are set up based on children’s interests, creative ideas, and natural curiosity. Our day often includes:

  • Art Experiences
  • Dancing and Singing
  • Dramatic play and Dress-up
  • Gross Motor and Active Play
  • Sensory play
  • Science activities
  • Circles and Storytelling

Curriculum

  • The role of the teacher
  • Sensorial Development
  • Practical Life Activities
  • Classroom Environment
  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics

Tuition

5 DAY

MORNING 8:30AM to 11:30AM $350
AFTERNOON 1:00AM to 3:30AM $320
FULL DAY 8:30AM to 3:30AM $750

ALTERNATE DAY

MORNING 8:30AM to 11:30AM $240
AFTERNOON 1:00AM to 3:30AM $220
FULL DAY 8:30AM to 3:30AM $450

3 DAY

MORNING 8:30AM to 11:30AM $255
AFTERNOON 1:00AM to 3:30AM $235

2 DAY

MORNING 8:30AM to 11:30AM $220
AFTERNOON 1:00AM to 3:30AM $190

Fine Print Stuff

Tuition rates are subject to change; these prices reflect current rates.

Monthly rates are based on an annual fee, divided into ten equal monthly payments. September’s tuition is paid as a deposit. Tuition is paid by post-dated cheques (dated from October 1st through to June 1st)

*For our full-day program, children must be 4 years old by Dec. 31st.

Tuition

5 DAY

MORNING 8:30AM to 11:30AM $350
AFTERNOON 1:00AM to 3:30AM $320
FULL DAY 8:30AM to 3:30AM $750

ALTERNATE DAY

MORNING 8:30AM to 11:30AM $240
AFTERNOON 1:00AM to 3:30AM $220
FULL DAY 8:30AM to 3:30AM $450

3 DAY

MORNING 8:30AM to 11:30AM $255
AFTERNOON 1:00AM to 3:30AM $235

2 DAY

MORNING 8:30AM to 11:30AM $220
AFTERNOON 1:00AM to 3:30AM $190

Fine Print Stuff

Tuition rates are subject to change; these prices reflect current rates.

Monthly rates are based on an annual fee, divided into ten equal monthly payments. September’s tuition is paid as a deposit. Tuition is paid by post-dated cheques (dated from October 1st through to June 1st)

*For our full-day program, children must be 4 years old by Dec. 31st.

Registration

Children between 2.5 and 6 years old who are toilet trained (excluding those with special or medical needs) meet the criteria to attend the Lindsay Centre for Preschool Enrichment.

Would you like to come in and meet the teachers and take a look at our warm, welcoming space?

Join us on Public Registration Day:
Tuesday, April 25 from 9:30am to 11:00am.

If you would prefer to choose from our program options before the public registration day, you can fill out our online wait list form.  

Not a fan of online forms? You can print out the Application and mail it to us instead.

Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.

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