Program Mission Statement

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Cozy Time Montessori Academy (“Cozy Time”) enriches children with an abundant curriculum in an environment that enables them to fully develop to their fullest potential.


Cozy Time in Toronto aims to provide families a safe and developmentally age appropriate environment for children from infancy to 6 years of age. Our focus is to present a stimulating and educational experience, rich in potential that will promote the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of each individual child and to support our students’ desire to be life-long learners.


Our program is based on the Ministry’s policy statement on programming and pedagogy of “How Does Learning Happen” which focuses educators to strive and shape our children into being competent, capable, curious and rich in potential. We have organized our program to be built around the four foundational conditions that are important for children to grow and flourish: Belonging, Well-Being, Engagement, and Expression. These foundations, or ways of being, are a vision for all children’s future potential and a view of what they should experience each and every day. These four foundations apply regardless of age, ability, culture, language, geography, or setting.

Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.



Belonging refers to a sense of connectedness to others, an individual’s experiences of being valued, of forming relationships with others and making contributions as part of a group, a community, and the natural world.




Well-being addresses the importance of physical and mental health and wellness. It incorporates capacities such as self-care, sense of self, and self-regulation skills.




Engagement suggests a state of being involved and focused. When children are able to explore the world around them with their natural curiosity and exuberance, they are fully engaged. Through this type of play and inquiry, they develop skills such as problem solving, creative thinking, and innovating, which are essential for learning and success in school and beyond.


Expression or Communication:


Expression or Communication (to be heard, as well as to listen) may take many different forms. Through their bodies, words, and use of materials, children develop capacities for increasingly complex communication. Opportunities to explore materials support creativity, problem solving, and mathematical behaviours. Language-rich environments support growing communication skills, which are foundational for literacy.  Read more

At Cozy Time our goal is to enhance the four foundational conditions by implementing the following approaches:

  • Having programs that focus on positive, responsive interactions; active exploration, play and inquiry; and experiences that support development in a holistic manner;
  • Ensure ongoing and regular communication with parents/guardians about what their children are experiencing through the day, supported by pedagogical documentation;
  • Involving local community partners and allow those partners to support the children, their families and staff; some examples include: workshops for parents, dentist visit at the centre, field trips to local businesses in the community, etc.
  • Providing staff, volunteers, and students who interact with the children, with continuous professional learning through team meetings, workshops, et
  • Create environments that support children’s positive interactions, communication and self-regulation, such as family style eating during meal times, encouraging sharing of materials at the different learning centres, etc.
  • Have materials/environments and a flow of the day that maintains safety and allows children to engage in complex and active exploration and play by using open ended materials.
  • Promoting the health, safety, nutrition and well-being of the children;
  • Providing a full program where children will have the opportunity for indoor and outdoor play, as well as active play, rest and quiet time;


Cozy Time Montessori Academy’s philosophy incorporates our program mission statement through the implementation of the educational philosophy and academic approach of Dr. Maria Montessori. Each child is recognized as an individual, with varying abilities, needs and interests.


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9222 Keele Street,
L4J 5A3 Vaughan, ON

tel: 416 602 3811