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Important Questions To Ask When Exploring Preschool Programs

 Important Questions To Ask When Exploring Preschool Programs

Late winter and early spring are common times for parents to begin exploring preschool programs for the upcoming fall school year. In Calgary, we are fortunate to have many options available for our little ones. But sometimes the vast array of choices can feel overwhelming. We suggest starting with a Google search and asking trusted friends and family for their recommendations. Once you have a clear idea of which programs may be suitable for your preschooler, it is time to start digging a little deeper. Here are some very important questions to ask the administrators of each preschool program you are considering. To make your job a little easier, we will provide the answers for Grey Matter Montessori so you can compare our preschool program with the others you are exploring.

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Ask These Questions When Exploring Preschool Programs

Is Your Program Accredited?

Grey Matter Montessori Says: Grey Matter Montessori is an accredited educational center designed to provide an inclusive and comprehensive Montessori preschool program for children aged 3-6. In addition to the Montessori Method, our preschool program is based on the scientifically researched and designed IPC® Curriculum. This is a professional association of more than 100 schools worldwide, designed to strengthen and enhance childhood education standards. Teachers at IPC® schools must complete training in professional development and best practices and hold certificates from the College of Teaching. The IPC® organization is internationally recognized for meeting and surpassing all curricula requirements in over 90 countries worldwide. To learn more about the IPC® program, read How Does the IPC® Complement The Montessori Curriculum?.

Who Are The Teachers?

Grey Matter Montessori Says: Our teachers are the heart of our preschool program and are committed to delivering the highest quality of preschool education to young children during their prime period of learning. The team at Grey Matter Montessori brings a diverse range of experiences, education, and certifications that let us provide enhanced learning opportunities within our preschool program. Some qualification highlights of our team include:

  • Montessori Certifications including International Montessori Teaching Diploma
  • Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology with a focus on special needs and Behavioural Therapy
  • Child Development Diplomas
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Child Care Programs
  • Child Care Facility Creation
  • Bachelor of Science 
  • Multiple Languages

To learn more about our unique qualifications and to meet our Grey Matter team, click here.

What Is The Preschool’s Education Philosophy?

Grey Matter Montessori Says: As you may have already noted, the Grey Matter preschool program is centred on the Montessori Method. The Montessori Method is an educational approach developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. This philosophy means we recognize and appreciate each child’s unique personality, their need to move, their freedom to make and correct their own mistakes, their style of learning, and their own pace of development. Grey Matter is an authentic Montessori Preschool Program and we are committed to upholding the history and values of Dr. Montessori.

Choosing the right preschool program for your child can really make a difference as they begin their formal educational journey. As you compare preschool programs you may be wondering if your child is even ready to begin this journey. Children can begin preschool as early as 2 years and 10 months! 
Here are some useful questions as you ask yourself: Is My Child Ready For Preschool?.

Your Questions, Answered. Preschool Program Registration Is Now Open!

If you are interested in learning more about your options for preschool programs and the benefits of a Montessori school, or for more information on Grey Matter Montessori preschool registration, contact us to book a time for a school tour at our NW Calgary location. We are accessible just off of Symons Valley Parkway in the NW community of Evanston. Call us for more info on our Calgary Montessori preschool programming at 587-707-4739.

If you are considering Grey Matter Montessori,
you are welcome to explore our campus with this virtual tour.



Q: What are the five subject areas of the Montessori Method?
A: The 5 key areas of study are:

Q: Is there a checklist of things my child must know before attending preschool?
A: At Grey Matter Montessori in Calgary, we value the differences that make each child unique. If your child is aged 3-6 they may be ready to begin to explore learning and we are ready to facilitate it. Learn more about exploring your child’s readiness for preschool here

Q: When do you accept registration?
A: Grey Matter Montessori has ongoing registration and even offers advanced registrations (up to two years). Contact our office for more information on the upcoming school year and register as early as possible to ensure availability for your desired days and times.

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