Dearcroft Montessori Trafalgar Crossing Now Accepting Registrations for 2022/2023 School Year
We are now accepting registration for Casa through to Elementary for 2022/2023 School year. To be add to our waitlist for our Toddler Program, please email our Dearcroft’s north location will be a beautiful and exciting new development, which will feature state of the art space created in partnership with Sigma Group, one of Canada’s premier builders of hospitality space.
Dearcroft Montessori Trafalgar Crossing carries on the tradition of creating a stimulating learning environment for children in the heart of Uptown Oakville offering a wonderful synthesis of the natural and urban setting unique to Oakville. The campus will offer a warm and inviting environment with natural light through floor to ceiling windows, a beautifully landscaped, outdoor green space and spacious classrooms spread over 10,000 square feet.
We are excited to welcome new families to our community and to also be the first Montessori School to be part of a vibrant mixed-use development in the brand-new Oak & Co condominium development.
For more information for an update about construction and to register your child or to be put on our waiting list for Toddler, we encourage you to please contact our Administrator, Karen Duggan for Trafalgar Crossing at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-617-2441.
Limited space available for Casa through to Elementary for 2022/2023 School year. Currently accepting students on our waitlist for our Toddler Program.
As Dearcroft approaches their 55th year of operation, delivering bold and inspiring education, they are excited to grow with the community and bring high quality Montessori education to more Oakville families.
Over the Zoom personal information sessions, you will meet our administrators who will give you an in-depth understanding about our North Campus location opening this September 2022!
You will learn about our new state-of-the-art-space that will offer a stimulating learning environment for children ages 18 months to nine years of age located in the heart of Uptown Oakville, offering a wonderful synthesis of the natural and urban setting unique to Oakville.
Will give you an insight into what our campus, outdoor green space and spacious classrooms spread over 10,000 square feet will look like.
We are excited to welcome new families to our school community and are thrilled to be the first Montessori School to be part of a vibrant mixed-use development in the brand new Oak and Co condominium.
As we approach 55 years of operation, delivering bold and inspiring education, we are excited to grow with our community and bring high quality Montessori education to more Oakville families.
March Virtual Open House Dearcroft Trafalgar Crossing
297 Oak Walk Drive, Oakville
The Elementary Curriculum
Wednesday, March 9th 2022
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Curious about Montessori Education in the Elementary Levels (Grades 1-3) and if it is right for your child?
Join Anna Campbell, Director of Programming at Dearcroft Montessori School, for an informative virtual seminar to learn more about Montessori in the older years and why it is your natural choice.
The Elementary aged child is full of awe and wonder about the world in which they live. Our Montessori Elementary Program inspires the love of learning by going beyond the usual goals of skill and development and addressing the development of the whole person. Children who work in our program gain an understanding of the natural world, of human knowledge and of themselves.
The Elementary Program continues to build on the foundation established in Casa, and centres on the Montessori concept of a cosmic curriculum. Aided by a curious mind, developing imagination and ability to absorb large amounts information, the child begins to learn about the universe and his/her place in it. Careful attention is paid to the development of language and mathematical skills. These abilities assist in the integrated areas of history, geography, science, botany, zoology and peace education.
Learn how our teachers guide students through a rigorous curriculum, individually tailored to the student’s interests, needs and abilities. This session will discuss:
How our classrooms are prepared environments that are structured to allow for the students to experience freedom within limits.
How our students are challenged with individualized programming tailored to their specific need.
During the three- year cycle of their academic development in the classroom, our students gain confidence, self-esteem and an impressive level of independence and learning.
Student maturity, sense of global awareness and overall citizenship is nurtured and strengthened by their multi-aged experience.
Learn about Junior Elementary experiential education field trips.
We welcome friends and family to this seminar and anyone who you think might be interested in learning more about Montessori in the elementary years.
About Anna Campbell:
Anna Campbell is the Director of Programming at Dearcroft Montessori School. She is also an AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) and AMS (American Montessori Society) trained teacher as well as an AMS teacher-trainer. Anna has over 30 years experience and has created, developed and implemented the Elementary programs at Tall Pines and Dearcroft, as well as the Preschool Program at Rotherglen and Brampton Montessori Schools. Anna is a mother of two children with a background in Early Childhood Education and psychology.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Growing with our community!
We are excited to announce that Dearcroft is growing with our community and opening an additional location this September 2022, in north Oakville. Dearcroft was founded in 1968 and is one of Canada’s original Montessori schools and is a long-standing pillar of Oakville’s private school community. This new space will provide an opportunity for more children to learn in our well established Montessori programs.
The Dearcroft Trafalgar Crossing Campus, located at 297 Oak Walk Drive, Oakville, will offer programs from Toddler (18 months – 2.5 yrs), Casa (2.5 – 5 yrs), through to Junior Elementary (Grades 1 -3).
One of the greatest benefits of Montessori education is building real-life skills that carry over when it is time to enter the workforce. Problem-solving, creativity, team work, and responsibility run through the veins of a Montessori child.
To spread some love this Valentine’s Day we are carrying on our school tradition of creating hand-made cards with kind messages of caring and appreciation for the front-line workers and senior citizens who work and live in Long Term Care.
As you know, many senior citizens in Long Term Care (LTC) suffer from isolation in the ‘best of times’. These days, with COVID restrictions and limitations on visits from friends and family, things are even worse. You may have seen or read reporting about the mental health impacts of isolation, which are amplified for seniors including those who live alone in LTC or suffer from other conditions such as dementia, and so on. Where these individuals would normally enjoy communal meals, activities such as bingo nights, visitors, or simply an opportunity for a change of scenery by sitting in a common area – many of these opportunities no longer exist.
We look forward to spreading some warmth to our friends at LTC in Burlington and Hamilton and want them to know words are not enough to thank you for your strength, courage, and dedication. Wishing you a very Happy Valentine’s Day from our all our Staff and Students at Dearcroft Montessori School.
Empowering Dearcroft parents and finding tools and skills to handle difficult situations more effectively
Session #1 Tapping into emotion (February 3rd 7-8pm)
Session #2 Validation and Discipline (February 17th 12-1pm)
Session #3 Connection and Deepening your relationship (April 7th 7-8 pm )
Join Alyse Nishimura who is a registered Social Worker (RSW) holding a Master of Social Work (MSW), for 3 sessions on exploring different emotions and learning effective tools to connect to your child/teen. Learn how to reduce problematic behaviour in any situation. Each session builds onto the next and Alyse will provide takeaways to practice until the next session.
Emotion focused Parenting:
Learn effective tools to connect to your child/teen and reduce problematic behaviour in any situation.
If you struggle with setting limits or boundaries?
Does your child have big feelings?
Do you sometimes not know how to deal with your child?
Is there conflict in your house?
Do you feel like you never have enough time when your kids are acting out?
This workshop series will give you tools to help you manage these situations and more. You will leave these workshops feeling more confident and at peace with parenting. Additionally, you will be able to connect with your children in a meaningful and powerful way.
*Please remember these sessions are meant for adults only to attend and not for children.