_ A child's most formative years are their youngest. From birth to age six. These are 'The Wonder Years'.
Ninety percent of the child's intellect, personality and social skills are developed by age six. Children under six absorb information effortlessly, merely by living and interacting in everyday ways. Children are naturally drawn to the things needed to help them to reach their fullest potentials. At The Wonder Years, we develop these tendencies in young children by offering them a prepared environment with an array of real-life scenarios in child-sized versions.
We are a CCMA accredited Montessori pre-school and a licensed childcare centre established in 2013. We are also affiliated with Raising the Bar in Peel, a quality initiative by the Region of Peel, designed to enhance quality childcare and early years program.
The Wonder Years Montessori is conveniently located one block north of the Brampton GO station in a commercially zoned stand-alone property equipped with the state of the art surveillance system, allowing us to offer a prepared Montessori environment for your child that is both private and secure
Inside a Montessori Classroom
The Montessori Indoor environment is beautiful, inviting, and thoughtfully arranged, the room embodies each element of Maria Montessori’s revolutionary approach.
Natural lighting, soft colors, and uncluttered spaces set the stage for activity that is focused and calm. Learning materials are displayed on accessible shelves, fostering independence as children go about their work. Everything is where it is supposed to be, conveying a sense of harmony and order that both comforts and inspires. In this safe and empowering environment, children find joy in learning.
The design and flow of the Montessori classroom create a planned and positive learning environment that accommodates choice. There are spaces suited to group activity, and areas where a child can settle in alone. Parts of the room are open and spacious, allowing a preschooler to lay out strands of beads for counting or refine their senses using long rods
You won’t find the customary rows of school desks; children work at tables or on the floor, rolling out mats on which to work and define their work space. Nor are you likely to find walls papered with brightly colored images of cartoons and syndicated characters. Rather, you might see pin-ups of drawings and art created by the students themselves.
There are well-defined spaces for each part of the curriculum, such as Language Arts, Math, and Culture. Each of these areas features shelves or display tables with a variety of inviting materials from which a child can choose. The classroom has an area devoted to peace and reflection: a quiet corner or table with well-chosen items—a vase of daisies; a Zen sandbox—to lead a child to meditative thought. And always there are places to curl up with books, where a child can read or be read to
A traditional Montessori classroom would typically consist of a prepared environment comprising of 5 key areas of activities;