Cozy Time’s curriculum is based upon the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori, and is developmentally appropriate for children from birth to age six. Our daycare curriculum is guided by the Ontario Ministry of Education, however the curriculum offered by Cozy Time surpasses in most instances the guidelines set by the Ministry of Education. The Montessori Method is supported by hundreds of unique self-teaching materials available in each classroom. Unlike traditional teaching materials, they are not linked to specific knowledge, skills or usage, but exist to stimulate mental development and constructive thinking. They also increase attention to detail coordination and create excellent work habits. In order to facilitate learning and the Montessori approach the classroom is divided into various learning centres which allow for scheduled learning as well as free play.
Our programs for infants, toddlers and preschoolers are conducted in a warm, loving, nurturing environment. Infant rooms feature bright, airy interiors designed to stimulate with toys and materials that encourage hand/eye coordination and cognitive ability. Toddlers begin their studies with an introduction to Montessori focusing on practical life and sensorial skills. Preschoolers/Casa Students follow an in depth look into the five areas of Montessori: Practical Life, Sensorial, Culture, Language and Math. All children are taught gently how to solve problems amongst themselves with a teacher serving as mediator.