Now Accepting Applications for Toddler Program September 2018

Oakville’s original Montessori School Toddler Program!

“Joy, feeling one’s own value, being appreciated and loved by others, feeling useful and capable of production are all factors of enormous value for the human soul.” -Maria Montessori

The Toddler Program is for children between the ages of 18 months and 3 years old. This is the period when children’s lives are the most formative, such that they absorb impressions from all aspects of their surroundings.

The Toddler Program is a community where a group of young children explore the world together. Toddlers work in a carefully designed environment where everything is child-sized. Children are expected to take on greater responsibility for themselves and eventually others.  Practical life activities include many of the everyday tasks children observe their parents doing at home. At Dearcroft Montessori our toddlers enjoy and take pride in caring for their environment, themselves and each other.

Our learning environment has a diverse set of Montessori materials, activities and experiences. We have a schedule that allows large blocks of uninterrupted learning time. The bright and beautiful, spacious classroom encourages social interactions.

We work closely with parents in bringing the home environment in sync with the school environment. It is important that all children feel happy and safe in our school community.

We encourage you to come and book a tour of our school.

 

Dearcroft’s Golden Anniversary Celebration

Celebrating 50 Years!

On Friday June 15th, at Dearcroft Montessori School at 7:00 p.m. To end this school year, Dearcroft Montessori celebrated 50 years a school! Dearcroft’s alumni, friends, and families  gathered for a relaxed, outdoor evening to celebrate Dearcroft’s Golden Anniversary with live music, great food and drinks!

 

We  were excited to be joined by our ‘Dearfriend’, Mike Branton, one of Canada’s finest blues guitarists. Mike provided our musical entertainment with some great blues and classic tunes. Catered by a long-time business in the heart of Downtown Oakville, Seasons Restaurant who give back to the Oakville Community by catering many charity events.  Serving up some special martinis and cocktails to commemorate this special occasion was  Zirkova Vodka. Zirkova Vodka is partnered with Oceanic Global- the international creative non-profit committed to protecting the environment and world’s ocean against irrevocable damage. Dearcroft is delighted to partner with these philanthropic businesses who have a commitment to giving back, locally and globally. At Dearcroft we are very excited to be developing a new collaboration with Dalhousie University’s Ocean School, a program educating Grade 6-8 students about coastal management, ocean pollution, climate’s impact on the oceans and conservation of marine species.

Dearcroft’s 50th Fun Fair Community Partners

Building Community and supporting local businesses: Summer Programs offered in Oakville.

 

Soccer Shots 

Soccer Shots is Halton’s newest premier Youth Soccer Program.  We are an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on Character Development. Our caring team of coaches positively impacts children’s lives on and off the field through best-in-class Coaching, Communication and Curriculum. Our coaches are the best-trained in the business. Our expert-approved curriculum is age-appropriate and aligns with childhood education standards. In addition we provide an exceptional customer experience and ongoing communication with parents.

 

Dash Sports 

DASH Sports teaches kids ages 2-11 the fundamentals of sports in a non-competitive, skill based, FUN environment. DASH will lay the foundation for success in sports by developing fundamental skills and the basic movements such as running, jumping, throwing, catching, passing, shooting etc.

Starting children in a nurturing, non-competitive environment ensures that they will grow to participate with confidence, which in turn allows them to apply themselves fully. The result is a higher level of learning and the highest level of FUN. We offer unique & quality programs for children of all skill levels.”

 

LEGO ROBOTICS & MINECRAFT SUMMER CAMPS – YAY!!! 

 

Your child + FUN + LEARNING = AN AWESOME CAMP EXPERIENCE!!!​

 

KNB CAMPS

Summer is just around the corner.  Have you booked your Summer Camp yet?  It isn’t too late to book a great camp that combines all the FUN of traditional camp with LEARNING and SKILL DEVELOPMENT in LEGO Robotics and Minecraft!​

 

HAPPENING ALL SUMMER!

​KNB Learning Summer Camps run all of July and August, from 9:00 – 4:00 p.m., with extended care available.

 

CAMP, TUTORING, SPECIAL NEEDS SUPPORT …

We also offer summer tutoring, to catch up on missed skills from this past school year.

And we offer support and learning programs for children with dyslexia, ADHD, processing speed, focus and attention challenges.

 

GET IN TOUCH!

For information or to register, call us at 647-832-2229; email us at info@knblearning.com; register online at www.knblearning.com or KNB Summer Camp.

 

MY Gym 

Classes: My Gym has developed an extraordinary program and facility devised to help children 6 weeks thru 10 years develop physically, cognitively and emotionally. With 500+ locations worldwide, we offer fun, structured, age-appropriate classes that help kids gain strength, balance, coordination, agility and flexibility while developing social skills, confidence and self-esteem.

Birthday Parties: In My Gym, every birthday party is a perfectly planned celebration created especially for your child that features nonstop action-packed activities, games, puppets, songs, and more!

Camps: 3 hours of fantastic games, non-competitive gymnastics, arts and crafts, dance, music, sports and much more!! We make it easy for parents with our pay-by-the day options, and multi-day discounts.

 

The Goggin-Carroll School of Irish Dance 

Offers both recreational and competitive Irish dance programs to children aged 4 and over. The instructors are committed to providing quality dance program that teach coordination, goal setting, discipline and personal responsibility while improving a child’s self-esteem and enhancing their social and physical development. All of these skills will benefit the dancer, not only when performing, but in academics, careers and personal relationships. www.goggin-carroll.com (905) 302 3436 dance@goggin-carroll.com

Oakville Arts Studio: 

Summer camps at the Oakville Arts Studio are the perfect place to make friendships, learn about art and music and create weekly projects with diverse and multicultural themes. For the summer of 2017, each week was focused on a different country, teaching the artist campers techniques, artists, movements and musical facts about that specific region. We offer both full and half day programs for your convenience. We encourage you to come back at a later time to see the schedule for the Artistic Summer Camps of 2018. https://oakvilleartsstudio.com/summer-camps/

 

Oakville Blue Devils: 

Oakville Blue Devils FC is a soccer club based in the Town of Oakville, Ontario that competes in League1 Ontario in both the men’s and women’s divisions. The club also features men’s and women’s U21 teams (OBD II) that compete in the OSL U21 Elite Division.

The Blue Devils Academy is the official player development program of Oakville Blue Devils FC. The Blue Devils Academy provides a complete player pathway for aspiring and talented young players, progressing from U8 through to League1 Ontario. The Academy is comprised of the Junior Academy (U8 to U12), the Youth Academy (U13 to U15) and the Senior Academy (U16 to U19).

http://www.oakvillebluedevilsfc.com/

OMAC 

Would you like your children to spend the summer being physically active, making friends, gaining confidence and having a great time?

That’s exactly what their summer will be like at OMAC’s World Class Martial Arts summer camp!

Our four Tae Kwon Do schools in Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga, Trafalgar/Dundas Rd and Vaughan, all offer exciting, challenging summer camps for children of all ages.

https://www.omacworldclassmartialarts.com/

Oakville Public Library: 

Welcome kids! This is your page to share your ratings and reviews of the books you’ve read, and to find more good books to read. Don’t forget to check our Programs and Events page for upcoming author visits and other great programs.

Oakville and Milton Humane Society: 

 

Kids and Critters Summer Day Camp

Kids and Critters Summer Day Camp 

We are thrilled to be able to offer 8 whole weeks of summer camp for children ages 6-12 years old. Each week of the summer camp has a different animal-based focus and will be directed at a different age group, with groupings of 6-8 year olds and 9-12 year olds.

Throughout the camp week, campers will experience a lot of opportunities to interact with shelter animals, play games, get crafty and meet a variety of wonderful guest speakers.  Your children won’t want to miss all the fun, so make sure to sign them up as soon as registration becomes available. Click here for an information brochure.

 

Yoga Rocks 

Founder ~
Antoinette Finelli

Antoniette Finelli is a Montessori Elementary School Teacher, a Certified Yoga Instructor and a Physical Educator. For the past seventeen years she has worked with students aged 3 to 19 in schools, camps, outdoor education and private venues in California, Toronto and across Canada. Keenly aware of the strong correlation between co-ordination and intelligence, Antoniette incorporates Brain Gym into her yoga programs, feeling strongly that through moving the body the intellect is enhanced. Antoniette is passionate about engaging children of all ages and abilities to become healthy and active through the use of these non-competitive activities.  http://www.yogarocks.ca/birthday-parties.html

 

 

Cynthia Konopka
Specializing in Violin, Voice and Piano
HBMus, BMusEd
Honors Music Specialist
SUMMER MUSIC CAMP SESSIONS – JULY 3-6TH, 2018 – WITH CYNTHIA
KONOPKA
Location:  Trinity United Church
1250 McCraney St. East,
Oakville, ON
L6H 3K3
~ Tuesday, July 3rd – Friday, July 6th – 9 am – 10:30 am ~
AGES 5 AND 6
PROGRAM COST:  $150
~ Tuesday, July 3rd – Friday, July 6th –  10:15 am – 12 noon ~
AGES 7-10
PROGRAM COST:  $180
The summer camp will include the following according to the
appropriate age group: Melodic and rhythmic concepts, singing games,
listening exercises, the incorporation of language and mathematics
in relationship to music, creative activities and multi-cultural
elements.
_TO RESERVE PLACEMENT, PLEASE EMAIL CYNTHIA AT:
C.KONOPKA@HOTMAIL.COM OR CALL 905-325-9733

Oakville Galleries: 

The perfect way for kids with active imaginations to spend their summer break, Oakville Galleries’ day camps run throughout July and August at our lakeside studios. Camp programs offer one-of-a-kind art-making experiences, interactive tours of the Galleries’ art exhibitions and outdoor recreation activities. Small classes taught by qualified art instructors ensure that each child gets plenty of one-on-one attention, and program activities are easily adapted to each participant’s age and ability level.

CELEBRATING DEARCROFT’S 50TH WITH A TASTE OF COMMUNITY

Celebrating 50 Years of Innovation and Excellence in Education

On Wednesday June 20th, between 9:30am and 11:30am Dearcroft will be celebrating 50 years with the Students by having a big 50th fun fair! This community event will host 14 Oakville businesses that will be giving a hands-on experience of what their business has to offer the students at Dearcroft.  The students will be kicking off the event with special song called “My Dearcroft” written by three Senior Elementary Students.

The students at Dearcroft Montessori will be dressed down for the day wearing Dearcroft colours to support fellow Student, Lia Goh on her efforts to raise money for POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario) For Kids with Cancer for a fundraiser to support families at Sick Kids Foundation. Lia Goh is a cancer survivor who is in the Senior Elementary class at Dearcroft and feels very passionate about supporting such an amazing cause and will be bringing the funds that she has raised over the year to the POGO gala hosted in February of 2019.

 

 

 

Tickets for 50th Celebration

Come celebrate Dearcroft’s Golden Anniversary!

It’s time to celebrate! Join us for a relaxed evening as we mark our Golden Anniversary. This will be a great chance to spend time with those connected to Dearcroft, both past and present. Enjoy an adult night out in our natural campus with lots of food and drinks and live entertainment.

Friday June 15th, 2018

Dearcroft Montessori

7:00 p.m.

$50/ Couple

$25/ Single

Please reserve tickets by May 15th

Questions: s.nelson@dearcroft-montessori.com

We look forward to celebrating this milestone with you!

There will be lots of food and drinks and live entertainment all night long.

Seasons Restaurant has generously donated a dinner party for eight in their private wine cellar to enjoy a tasting menu paired with wine.  This amazing prize valued at $800 will be raffled off so please bring cash to buy raffle tickets (5 tickets for $10 or 15 tickets for $20).

How to purchase tickets?

(Cheques made payable to Dearcroft Montessori)

  1. Cheque or Cash:  Send a cheque (made out to Dearcroft Montessori School) or cash with your child to school. Tickets will be sent home with your child.

 

  1. E-Transfer:  Dearcroft will accept e-transfers at info@dearcroft-montessori.com Please remember to send a separate email with the password. Tickets will be sent by email.
  1. By mail: Send a cheque to Dearcroft Montessori School at 1167 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville, ON L6J 1L3. Tickets will be sent by mail or email. Let us know your preference and provide the necessary information.
  1. In person:Drop by Dearcroft Montessori School and speak with the Administration.

The Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators- Parenting Evening Presentation

 

PARENT EVENING PRESENTATION – Dr. Angeline Stoll Lillard Thursday, May 17, 2018 –7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Free: Need to Register through the School

Where

Sheridan College 

1400 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville

 

Montessori for the 21st Century:

This presentation will help parents and teachers understand the science supporting basic Montessori principles, as well as what Montessori is and how it differs from conventional education. It includes an overview of the content of her book, Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius (3rd edition – 2017, 2 new chapters, updated research). After a brief introduction to Montessori education, she will present up to 9 major principles, including the most recent research, showing that they support human development, and explain how they are implemented in Montessori classrooms. Dr. Lillard will also touch on where conventional education stands on those principles.

Dr. Angeline Stoll Lillard Dr. Lillard is an elected Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia. Her primary research interests include pretend play and Montessori education, and her book Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius, now in its third edition, received the Cognitive Development Society Book Award. She is also interested in the development of theory of mind, children’s executive function, children and media, neuroplasticity, contemplative practices, and culture and development. Dr. Lillard has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Science and Pediatrics, and her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and many private foundations. She has been a keynote speaker at many Montessori conferences around the world.

Dearcroft’s Golden Anniversary Party Full Details

Dearcroft Montessori is celebrating 50 years!

Friday June, 15th

7:00 P.M.

Join us to share in our 50 years of success as we celebrate the past and look forward to the future. Enjoy an adult night out in our natural campus with lots of food and drinks and live entertainment.

Raffle tickets (5 tickets for $10 or 15 tickets for $20) Fundraiser for Ocean School:
Prizes include:
Seasons Restaurant has generously donated a dinner party for eight in their private wine cellar to enjoy a tasting menu paired with wine valued at $800.
Tiffany & Co Crystal Bowl – Donated by McDowell Financial Management Team
Fire Hall Gift Certificate – Donated from Catch Hospitality Group

These amazing prizes  will be raffled off  at 9:00 pm so please bring cash to buy raffle tickets ($2 each or $15 for 10)

Funds raised from this raffle will be donated to Dalhousie University’s Ocean School, a program educating Grade 6-8 students about coastal management, ocean pollution, climate’s affect on the oceans and conservation of marine species. This program was established in honour of documentary filmmaker Rob Stewart, a close friend of Dearcroft.

We also have amazing door prizes to give away at end of the evening!

There is designated parking on Belair  Dr (eastside), Burgundy Dr (eastside), Dianne Ave (southside), Lavender Lane (southside), Morrison Rd (eastside) from 6:45 pm to 10:00 pm, however we encourage you to walk, ride a bike or uber if possible.

Thank you to our sponsors:

https://www.seasonsrestaurant.ca/

https://www.zirkova.com/

https://www.tenthousandvillages.ca/store/5006

https://www.sawdustcitybrewing.com/

https://ca.rbcwealthmanagement.com/web/wayne.mcdowell

The winners of door prizes and the raffle will be announced at 9:00 p.m.

We are looking forward to seeing you rain or shine!

Tickets are $50 per couple.
For more information or to reserve your tickets please contact
s.nelson@dearcroft-montessori.com