Mosaic Montessori Academy
2919 8th Ave NW Calgary AB T2N 1C8 403.612.8339
Mosaic Montessori Academy
15 Royal Vista Pl NW #142 Calgary AB T3G 0E2 403.768.3356
Mosaic Montessori Academy
176 Bedford Dr NE Calgary AB T3K 2M9 403.768.3095

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Is It Normal for Babies to Get Frustrated with Toys?

A baby girl crying because of her frustration on her toy blocks.

From the first smile to that adorable first giggle, early childhood is a period of astonishing growth and discovery. For new parents watching these milestones unfold, there can be a mix of delight and concern—especially when their little ones exhibit frustration. But is frustration a cause for worry, or could it be an essential part […]

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Why Is Practical Life Important in Montessori?

A teacher helping a student develop motor skills by arranging wooden arc-shaped blocks on top of each other.

Although the Montessori method was developed over a century ago, it remains relevant and effective in educating children today. One of the key components of the Montessori philosophy is the inclusion of practical life activities in the curriculum.  These activities focus on developing important life skills for a child’s daily functioning and independence. Practical life […]

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Do Montessori Schools Have Homework?

An older child working on her homework with the help of a tablet.

One of the most common questions parents have about Montessori schools is whether or not they assign homework. After all, homework is a concept deeply ingrained in traditional education systems. However, the Montessori method approaches learning in a very different way and homework is not typically part of the curriculum. In the originator of the […]

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What Does a Montessori Classroom Look Like?

A teacher and his pupils working together at tables in a Montessori school classroom.

A Montessori classroom is a unique environment that encourages children to explore and learn according to their individual needs. Montessori promotes independence, creativity, self-discipline, and responsibility. The classroom is designed to be stimulating and inviting, with materials and activities that engage and challenge children. The classroom is divided into different areas to help children develop […]

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What Is the Teacher’s Role in a Montessori Classroom?

A female Montessori teacher smiling and holding her eyeglasses.

Montessori education is becoming increasingly popular among parents and educators who believe in holistic education. One of the key features of a Montessori classroom is the role of the teacher.  Unlike traditional classrooms, where teachers may focus more on delivering information and directing students, Montessori teachers place children at the center of their learning and […]

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Are Montessori Schools Good for Autism?

A teacher and her pupils working together and sitting on the floor in a Montessori school classroom.

Montessori Education is based on the idea that children learn best when they are given the freedom to explore and discover independently within a carefully prepared environment designed to support their individual needs and interests.  Montessori schools aim to help children develop self-motivation, independence, confidence, and a love of learning that will stay with them […]

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Are Montessori Schools Private or Public?

A female Montessori teacher smiling and holding a book

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in Montessori education, an alternative approach to schooling that emphasizes the development of the whole child through hands-on learning and student-led exploration. Montessori schools can be public or private. While some Montessori schools are private, there are also Montessori programs within public school systems. The Montessori […]

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What Is a Montessori Preschool Program?

A female teacher doing a beading activity with a female child in a classroom.

A Montessori preschool program follows the methods of Maria Montessori, Italy’s first female doctor. With a background in mathematics, physics, science, anthropology, philosophy, and psychology, she created what is now known as the Montessori method.  The Montessori Method takes advantage of the learning stage of children ages 0–6, at which point students tend to be […]

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