Brilliant Futures Montessori is owned by Melissa Kachur who aspired to open an authentic Montessori preschool program for many years. Here, she has created an environment to allow each child reach a high level of independence. As the child’s trust and excitement for learning grows, the educator is able to step back and observe the child’s progress. The materials are designed carefully to provide built-in error control so that children discover when to correct themselves without the intervention of an adult. The centre is divided into two age groups – one for ages three and under, and one for ages three to six years of age – which allows for a natural progression through self-discovery and ensures that all ages respect one another.
Traditional schools structure themselves around what needs to be taught that day. Children often must shape themselves to suit the daily classroom lesson or find themselves being left behind. At Brilliant Futures Montessori, the program opens up a desire to learn from within. Children feel at home and embrace the responsibility joyfully since they feel the freedom to concentrate on their own chosen activities. Limitless opportunities are presented through practical life, sensorial, language, mathematics and cultural activities.
The Montessori environment also ensures that social growth flourishes through routine and cooperation. For instance, a younger child will see a routine and conform to it – then without further direction, the child will watch their peers and work together in harmony. Everything from tying bows to cutting snippets of paper can be learned from older children or those who have become experts through practice. As a result, children become more self-sufficient and interdependent which enables them to solve problems easier and become more productive members of society.
One visit to Brilliant Futures Montessori will allow parents to see why this program is the right choice for their children. Here, the children become self-reliant, self-confident and self-respecting as they grow into adults who trust themselves to make sound decisions.
We welcome children from the entire Niagara Region. We are located in the north end of St. Catharines at 325 Scott St. Book a tour today to see how a Montessori experience can benefit your child. Please call (905) 935-1092 for a personalized tour.