1195 Lawrence Ave. W.
Toronto, ON M6A 1E2



Our Casa program accepts 20 children 30 months (2 ½ yrs) to 5 years of age.


Our Casa program options include:

Full Days
5 full days per week, 7:00am -5:00 pm
3 full days per week, 7:00am -5:00 pm
2 full days per week, 7:00am -5:00 pm

All full day programs include morning & afternoon snack and hot lunch.

Extended care hours are available for full day programs at an additional fee*:
After School Extended Care 5:00-6:00

Part Time
5 mornings per week, 7:00am -12:00 pm
Half day morning programs include morning snack and hot lunch.

5 afternoons per week, 1:00pm -5:00 pm
Half day afternoon programs include afternoon snack.

Extended care hours are available for afternoon programs at an additional fee*:
After School Extended Care 5:00-6:00

Casa Curriculum

The Casa curriculum in a Montessori classroom is divided into five areas: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Math and Culture. Casa students access each area of study during Montessori work periods. Lessons are given to the children individually or in small groups when they demonstrate readiness and interest. The success of Montessori education in all five areas of study for the young child is a result of an approach which begins with concrete experience then moves the child toward the abstract. The Montessori materials cater to the young child’s natural inclination to touch and do.

Practical Life

The purpose Practical Life is to assist the child to gain coordination of movement, help to acquire independence and adapt to real world activity. Activities such as pouring, sweeping, cleaning and sorting are examples of Practical Life activities which the child is free to choose during Montessori work periods. Children will be presented with lessons on each activity when they demonstrate an interest and readiness. Practical Life activities contribute to their growth, intellect and concentration thereby helping him/her to develop an orderly way of thinking.


The purpose and aim of Sensorial work is for the child to acquire clear, conscious, information and to be able to then make classifications in his environment using specialized Montessori Sensorial apparatus. Activities are designed to provide the Casa child with opportunities to explore his/her environment through the senses. Sensorial exercises cover the wide range of qualities that can be perceived by the senses; soft, hard, cold, hot, large, small, wide, narrow, rough, smooth etc.


The purpose of the Language area in the Montessori classroom is to develop the child’s acquired verbal skills and explore written forms of language. His/her sensitive period for language in the Casa stage permits the child to fully articulate thoughts, express him/herself in writing, read with ease, and have a full comprehension of the thoughts of others. Using the Montessori materials, the Casa child will be exposed to recognition of sounds, development of words, formation of sentences, concepts of rhyme, spelling, reading, parts of speech and more. The degree at which the child progresses is only limited by their individual readiness and interest.


Mathematics is the product of the human intellect. Young children are attracted to numbers which are all around them. The Montessori mathematics curriculum explores concepts such as pattern, sequence, order, quantity, symbolism through usage of the Montessori materials. When ready, the Casa child will be exposed to the mathematical functions of addition, multiplication, subtraction and division. As each concept is grasped from a concrete level, the child transitions to the abstract.


The Cultural area of the Montessori Casa curriculum includes science, geography, history, art, music and movement. The study of Cultural subjects provides the child with the opportunity to explore their place in society, understand similarities between their own culture and others thereby developing tolerance and respect for differences. Learning these concepts by working with their hands contributes to a development of the intellect and increases curiousity about the world around them.