about

Discover Montessori Preschool is a Licensed Child Care Facility that seeks to meet the needs of children and parents who live and work in the Chilliwack and surrounding areas by providing an excellent Pre-School program centrally located near Watson, Tyson, Unsworth and Vedder Elementary schools. Discover Montessori Preschool is an independently operated organization where parents are welcome and encouraged to participate in all aspects of the School. To participate parent/guardian must complete a criminal record check specified for our Center.

Why Choose Discover Montessori Preschool for Your Child?

  • A calm child-centered learning environment
  • A team of qualified and experienced Early Childhood Education staff with integrity and a passion for their chosen field of work
  • A high ratio of staff to children
  • A beautiful facility located in the heart of the Chilliwack community
  • An approach to learning that respects your child’s temperament, stage of development, likes and dislikes
  • Daily routines that are flexible, not rigid, and responsive to children’s needs
  • Children learn individually and at their own pace
  • Independence and freedom to make choices
  • Hands-on, age-appropriate activities that are designed to teach specific skills
  • Newsletters to keep you informed about class activities

We encourage you to think about what you want for your preschooler and to do your research on available preschool programs. Have a question about how we do things and why? Please just ask!

 

MISS AMANDA

owner

I have been working with preschool-age children for the past 17 years. I hold a Montessori teacher’s diploma, an Early Childhood Education certificate, a First Aid certificate, and many hours of professional development workshops.

Dr. Maria Montessori said, “You must find the work that satisfies your spirit.” This work fulfills my spirit every day. I am blessed to be able to guide the children and assist them in finding their strengths and capabilities. Seeing the world through a young child’s eyes is incredible as they excitedly Discover the Joy of Learning.

Outside of preschool, my interests include being in nature and spending time with my family, including my two children. I also enjoy moments of silence with a fresh cup of coffee.

Thank you for choosing Discover Montessori to be a part of your child’s first school experience. I look forward to nurturing and watching each child develop their personalities and identities and mature physically, cognitively, emotionally, and socially.

Miss Amanda                      

 

MISS JODI

lead teacher

I graduated from Stenberg College in 2016 with my Early Childhood Education Certificate and have since worked in various childcare settings. Each day working with children fulfills me in a way unlike anything else. I strive to facilitate children’s discovery, creativity, and achievement of their developmental milestones. I feel very fortunate to be teaching at Discover Montessori Preschool, as I appreciate the calm and nurturing learning environment, and my co-teachers greatly inspire me.

Aristotle writes a quote that I deeply resonate with: “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”

You may find me hiking, attending a yoga class, or immersed in a novel in my spare time.

Warmly,
Jodi

MISS OLE

teacher

Hello, my name is Miss Ole. I received my Early Childhood Education Assistance Certificate in Alberta in 2013, and I have many years of experience working with children of every age. I also work as a Supervisor Assistant at an Elementary School.
I have two incredible sons and love spending time with my children. When I am not in the classroom, I enjoy going for a walk and experiencing nature. I like painting, soap making, and crocheting.
I am happy to be part of Discover Montessori with Miss Amanda and the team. We welcome you and your children, and we hope they have a great year !!!

MRS ALMA

teacher

I enjoy working with children and enjoy being part of their lives where I have an opportunity to help them grow physically, intellectually, socially, and emotionally through play and fun educational activities. From year to year, I gain more knowledge and experience in Child Care. I have graduated from the University of Fraser Valley and received an ECE certificate in April 2020. I did my practicum hours in both daycare and preschool settings and enjoyed working with other staff members and parents on our mutual goals of helping children grow to their full potential.

Program and General Program Policies

Classes are scheduled to begin the 2nd week of September and end the 3rd week of June. Our class times are 8:45am-11:45am and 12:30pm-3:30pm. Our 3-hour daily class schedule is as follows: Meet & Greet Opening Circle (15 mins) share in conversations, read a short story, discuss daily personal goals, introduce a new activity, sing a song, and participate in a carpet activity. 
 
Individual work, group work, or small group Montessori lessons (80 mins) is an uninterrupted work cycle. Snack Time (20 mins). Organized outside activities, nature walks(45 mins). Closing Circle (20 mins) stories, talking & listening, discussing upcoming classes, hand out work.
 
Our daily schedule provides a basic framework for our days but is not rigid. Rigidity in a program offers its own set of problems. When children are especially engrossed in their work or activity demands a few additional minutes, adjusting the schedule to accommodate the child is beneficial.