Our school, Our philosophy
Our school provides a safe and nurturing environment that will support your child’s participation in an educational curriculum that promotes the academic, physical, emotional, and social development of the whole child. Madison Montessori encourages children to explore independent and self-motivated work, aided through individual instruction and a wide variety of proven learning methods. We strive to promote personal responsibility, critical thinking and community spirit in every one of our students.
Head Toddler Directress
Head Toddler Directress
Head Casa Directress
Head Casa Directress
Head Infant Directress
Head Casa Directress
Before & After Teacher
a. MMA has multiple staff should a Caregiver get sick. Should a caregiver get sick in a private daycare, daycare for this period is left to the parent – potentially a big problem for single parents
b. MMA takes one week in the summer and Christmas holidays to provide time off for staff. A private daycare may take more time off (such as it was in my case) or they may announce a potential trip or require time off for a number of reasons.
c. MMAs developmental program is fixed but flexible and the children are always monitored – I cannot say this holds true for private daycare. If there is only one caregiver when does that particular individual get a break? Who is helping the child develop life skills such as putting on their pants ect, should another child need help at the same time.
d. MMA is also sensitive to the needs of the parent – whether the parents are stressed and needs a break or whether the parent needs assistance should the child need more attention with a particular lifeskill ect. A private daycare will give advice and may point the parent in a particular direction so the parent can do more research, however, MMA has oodles of experience in child development and services and helps the parent to get the services they require. Outstanding!!! (When the twins arrived at MMA one did not talk, when he left MMA he could talk and read – now hes learning French)Don’t get me wrong daycare has its purposes, but if I had to do it all over again, I would have bypassed the family friend caregiver and gone directly to MMA – regardless of cost!! The dependability, assistance, snow day support, PD day support, short but scheduled standard holiday periods, focused life skill development of Montessouri approach, more staff per child relative to private daycare, oodles of feedback and cooperative approach to child development was nothing short of EXCEPTIONAL.”
After meeting with the supervisor April and receiving a tour of the facility we were impressed immediately. As a parent, there is something to be said about that ‘good feeling’ you have about something and even more weight is put to that feeling with regards to your children and their childcare. Acting on this good feeling, we registered our son right away at MMA and have never looked back. Rye started his journey in the infant program where he was surrounded by devoted caregivers that understood the significance of balancing love and nourishment with educational growth. The sincerity in his teacher’s faces and voices, on a daily basis, for both drop off and pick up, was enough to ease our nerves and positively reinforce our decision to send our little boy to daycare at such a young age. He has since graduated to the toddler program where he continues to mature into a well-rounded little gentleman.
Due to the success of Rye’s progression, we then decided to enroll our eldest child into the summer program before heading off to Junior Kindergarten. After joining the MMA family, Linden continued to blossom into a delightfully smart little girl whom we are extremely proud of. She has graduated and moved on to the public school system but we believe MMA provided her with an early childhood toolkit consisting of good manners, proper social skills and quality education that parallels our family’s philosophies and beliefs. Linden currently enjoys attending MMA’s before and after school program where she is comforted in knowing that the same people will always be there to safely get her on and off the bus every morning and afternoon.
Your academy should pride itself in offering the Kemptville area an elite professional childcare service while keeping costs to a minimum. We would genuinely like to Thank You for the enhanced progression of our children Linden and Rye. We will forever be grateful knowing that Madison Montessori Academy provided the best childcare experience for our children. They will continue to benefit from the developmental and social skills established as well as cherish the friendships made for years to come.”
1- A place where Lily would be cared for as if her own family was looking after her
2-A place where Lily would get a head start on her education and set her up for life long success
3-A place where she could grow to be a bright, caring person
Madison Montessori ticks all of those boxes and then some. From the home cooked meals to all the caring individuals that work at the school, we couldn't have asked for a better place for Lily to spend the first five years of her life.
A special note to April: You have created something truly amazing in Maidson Montessori. Your passion for making Montessori education accessible to everyone shines through. You are a true gem!! I wish you all the success in the future.”
Although she is now in the Casa program, Ellie still gives her teachers in the Toddler program a hug every single morning. She has been doing this for almost a year now and it still brings a smile to my face every single time! I know she has developed a bond with them that will last a lifetime.
Thanks to her teachers, the staff, the Montessori environment, and her friends, Ellie is excelling in many areas of life. Her vocabulary, counting, and understanding of basic science concepts exceed those of her peers; she has learned the importance of sharing, taking turns, doing things for others, and helping those in need. MMA has prepared her for Kindergarten and beyond and we could not thank the school and the staff enough for what they done for our daughter. We are glad she will still be a part of MMA in the Before and After School program once she starts Kindergarten in September and I’m sure her list of teachers to hug in the morning will continue to grow.”
Anne-Marie, now 2.5 years old, surprises us regularly with what she has learned at school. She loves to sing and learns all sorts of new songs at school, which she tries to teach us at home. She knows all of her numbers as well as the alphabet, and has already learned about things such as numerical order, smaller and larger, more and less, etc. Anne-Marie, an only child, has learned to play cooperatively with other children and now has many friends, whom she talks about all the time at home. There is a great emphasis at MMA on teaching social graces, and we are so proud that Anne-Marie regularly remembers to say 'please' and 'thank you'. She has learned to keep her work space tidy and loves to help out with the activities of daily living at home, such as preparing her own food, helping to tidy up after meals, and brushing her own teeth. The school fosters a great sense of independence in the children, while at the same time providing a safe, nurturing environment to support the children's development. Even toilet training was made relatively easy through collaboration with Anne-Marie's teachers - she feels so proud of herself for having achieved this big step!
In our experience, the school is run very professionally and we have had excellent experiences with all of the staff. I am so happy that we chose to enroll our daughter here. I couldn't imagine a better preschool experience.”
When our son started at Madison Montessori after we moved to Kemptville, my wife and I were a little concerned about leaving our first born in a strangers care (first time parents!). After meeting the staff and seeing how our son thrived there, we were very happy knowing he was in a safe and loving environment. We just cannot say enough good things about Madison! Absolutely love it.
Take your pick!! We seriously cannot say enough good things about the place!