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What Sets Us Apart

Our award-winning curriculum was formed through in-depth research into early childhood learning and development. A blend of play-based (Frog Street) and child-led (Emergent) curriculums, all activities are hands-on, child-guided and exceed provincial early learning frameworks.

Our dedicated and passionate early childhood educators deliver an innovative, engaging and proven curriculum that ignites a love of learning and inspires and encourages individuality in every BrightPath child. Their nurturing and attentive approach offers each child a home-away-from-home experience.

Two-way communication is important. Monthly newsletters, curriculum nights, parent interviews, open houses and our proprietary app (BrightPath Connect™) are designed to increase the interaction between our centres and families.

Children need nutrition to grow in both mind and body. Believing that food choices throughout childhood fuel life long eating habits, our menu is crafted by a Registered Nutritionist and prepared in-house daily and reflects those beliefs.

What Sets Us Apart

  • Our award-winning curriculum was formed through in-depth research into early childhood learning and development. A blend of play-based (Frog Street) and child-led (Emergent) curriculums, all activities are hands-on, child-guided and exceed provincial early learning frameworks.

  • Our dedicated and passionate early childhood educators deliver an innovative, engaging and proven curriculum that ignites a love of learning and inspires and encourages individuality in every BrightPath child. Their nurturing and attentive approach offers each child a home-away-from-home experience.

  • Two-way communication is important. Monthly newsletters, curriculum nights, parent interviews, open houses and our proprietary app (BrightPath Connect™) are designed to increase the interaction between our centres and families.

  • Children need nutrition to grow in both mind and body. Believing that food choices throughout childhood fuel life long eating habits, our menu is crafted by a Registered Nutritionist and prepared in-house daily and reflects those beliefs.

About The Centre

(Anticipated Opening April 2020)

We are proud to announce a brand new Montessori by BrightPath location in Ottawa to serve you better.

 

Curriculum

What is Montessori

The Montessori Philosophy is based on the work of Dr. Maria Montessori, who created a revolutionary pedagogy over 100 years ago. It quickly became the world’s largest education movement. The philosophy is based on the belief that a child’s early years (from birth to six) are the period where the greatest academic and social learning potential exists and it encourages children to be independent, self-confident learners through choosing their own work.

Dr Maria Montessori believed that treating children with respect would inspire and empower them to create a better world once they reach adulthood. This belief is the basis for the Montessori method. Our goal is to cultivate creativity, independence, self-esteem and a thirst for learning in children.

 

 

Montessori Environments

Authentic Montessori environments encompass the following principles:

The learning environment is carefully prepared to fulfil the needs of each child and enable them to become independent, active learners.

Mixed-age groups which not only offer a wide range of activities to spark children’s interest but also enable children to learn from others and learn by helping others.

Freedom for children to work at their own pace, without interruption, choosing from a range of activities that are developmentally challenging and appropriate.

Exploration is encouraged so that children find things out for themselves, make mistakes and correct them independently.

Respect for each child as an individual personality with unique talents.

Respect for others, the community and the environment.

 

Children develop the ability to concentrate on tasks and see them through in a logical way and consequently they learn to read and write with ease and they develop an understanding of mathematics through the exploration of concepts in concrete form. There is ample opportunity for exploration of the world, including the animals, people and plants in it and children express themselves freely through music, drama and art.


The Role of the Teacher

Teachers take great care in preparing a beautiful, learning-rich environment. Learning materials are easily accessible to children, offering choice and there is one of each activity so that children learn to take turns and share.

Teachers use careful observation to guide children to activities which suit their stage of development and interests.

Montessori teachers are enablers and developers of independent learners who provide a caring and nurturing environment based on mutual respect between adults and children.

 

Montessori Areas of Learning

Areas of concentration include practical life, sensorial, language and math.

Practical Life
An essential area of learning, especially for toddlers. Practical life includes basic exercises like pouring, spooning, and folding provide an opportunity to develop hand-eye coordination as well as balance control.

Sensorial
Activities in this fundamental area provide the means for children to explore the world through their senses. The class environment is comprised of patterns, symmetry and order.

Language
Young children develop language and vocabulary skills at a rate faster than any other time of their life. Language development includes speaking, development of vocabulary, expression of thoughts, recognition of letters, discrimination of shapes, sequencing and moving left to right and top to bottom.

Mathematics
As an introduction, children learn rote counting through songs and fingerplays during group activities. The Math area is meant to be ‘number rich’ to cover all primary concepts of mathematics using inviting apparatus, working from ‘symbols’ to ‘quantities,’ then leading to a combined understanding.

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Centre Director Area Manager: Sabrina Rehmen Area Manager: Sabrina Rehmen, Centre Director
BrightPath Montessori by BrightPath Kanata (Opening April 2020)

Meet The Centre Director

To get in touch with us, call or email:

1-888-808-2252

kanata@brightpathkids.com

Address:

90 Maple Grove Road
Ottawa, ON K2L 3K2

Phone Number:

Existing families
1.888.808.2252

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kanata@brightpathkids.com

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