Welcome to Montessori by BrightPath
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What Sets Us Apart
Our program philosophy is based on Montessori principles which focus on a child’s early years (from birth to six) and help develop independence, concentration, and an innate love of learning in each child. The environment is carefully structured using specific Montessori materials. Children work individually, or in groups, with hands-on activities that are designed to help them develop physically, socially, and intellectually.
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.
Montessori Educators, referred to as Guides, are there to support each child and ensure each child finds success. The Montessori pedagogical approach requires educators and Guides to be partners, designers of the environment, planners, recorders and communicators. It aims to provide a well-balanced learning environment where children are free to observe, question, experiment and explore.
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 Dietitian and prepared in-house daily and reflects those beliefs.
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. In our Montessori program, each child has a sense of belonging, well-being, and opportunities for engagement and self-expression. Our goal is to cultivate creativity, independence, self-esteem and a lifelong desire to learn.
What Montessori by BrightPath Families Think About Us
"This is a great Montessori school with caring and professional earlychildhood educators. Our daughter has learned so much and has fun every single day there. She loves all her teachers, but especially the centre director, Miss Lindsay. So much so, that we will be keeping her there for JK. It's very hard to find genuinely caring teachers and we feel very lucky to have found this centre. Learning through playing is the best method and we can see the progress on a daily basis though pictures and reports."
"Both of our kids have been attending Little Scholars Barrhaven on Woodroffe Ave. since Nov 2018. We moved from Toronto to Ottawa and having them at Little Scholars Barrhaven has helped with the transition. The staff is very friendly and we are happy with the Montessori education focused on respecting and encouraging each child's individual differences. We also appreciate receiving the email updates with photos and comments on the activities our kids have been involved during the day. Our daughter has just “graduated” from Little Scholars and will start JK in September, but our 2 year old son still has a couple of years to go. Big thanks to Ms. Alyssa and the team for making a difference in our kids’ lives."