It is our privilege to teach your child at Gwillimbury Hills Daycare and Montessori Preschool. The goal of our Preschool program is to help each child to believe that he/she is special through a loving and caring environment. Preschoolers are growing up; they are potty trained and are ready to conquer the world! At this stage, children are like sponges. They absorb all information around them and are eager to master the new skills they have acquired. To help satisfy their appetite for learning, we equip our preschool classrooms with challenging equipment and toys that assist in satisfying their thirst for knowledge. In this stage, children will continue to develop and enhance many of the skills they learned in previous stages. The focus here, then, is on teaching them to communicate in an effective way and to regulate their emotions for their next stage of early years. We provide a positive learning environment in which your child can reach his/her optimum level of development in all areas: cognitively, socially, emotionally and physically.

Our knowledgeable teachers focus on developing skills through daily experiences. Children will engage in experiments, activities, discussions, and projects throughout the day. They have the freedom to guide their own curriculum through their own unique interests. Teachers provide a safe, warm, nurturing environment for your little pre-schoolers each day. The classroom is set up to allow for independent exploration as well as group activities. Toys stimulate cognitive development and help build gross motor skills, while art and sensory activities support fine motor skills, hands-on learning and creative thinking.

At Gwillimbury Hills Daycare and Montessori, we recognize the importance of individuality in children. It is essential to make children feel comfortable to express themselves and their interests among trusted and loving peers and educators. Our focus is to nurture them through a genuine love for learning. We want to prepare our little ones for future life and optimal success.

How Does Learning Happen?

Gwillimbury Hills Daycare and Montessori preschool curriculum is in line with the Ministry of Education’s best practice policy statement on programming and pedagogy of “How Does Learning Happen?” which focuses teachers on shaping children into being competent, capable, curious and rich in potential. We have organized our program curriculum around the four foundational conditions that are important for children to grow and flourish: Belonging, Well-Being, Engagement, and Expression. These foundational pillars are essential to tap into the potential of all children. We are committed to collaborating with children, their families and with each other as educators to create high quality Early Learning and Care Environments that take a strength-based approach to learning and development in which children, parents and educators are co-learners.