Northridge Montessori School - Mississauga, Ontario
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Playful Learning and Montessori Education

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by Angeline S. Lillard

In recent years, educators have begun using the didactic teaching methods appropriate for older children in preschool settings (Zigler and Bishop-Josef 2004). Increasingly, we see children ages three to five expected to sit and listen to lessons without interacting (Hamre and Pianta 2007). Such an approach to learning belies the principles of constructivism that much research on human learning shows to be effective. In fact, many educators now call for one constructivist approach in particular, playful learning, as a developmentally appropriate alternative to didactic instruction (Fisher et al. 2011)—as a way to help preschoolers learn in the ways they naturally learn. Along a line running from free play (in which children play independently), through guided play (where an adult oversees and gently directs—or scaffolds—their play), to didactic instruction (where a teacher directly instructs children), playful learning occupies the span between free play and guided play... READ MORE...

 

92

CUMULATIVE YEARS
OF TEACHING

14

NUMBER OF YEARS
EDUCATING CHILDREN

1,255

NUMBER OF
STUDENTS SERVED

100%

NUMBER OF
SATISFIED FAMILIES

What Others Say About Us

The first time we visited Northridge Montessori School both teachers and students were very happy and engaged and as you walked through the front door you could feel the warmth; we knew that this school best suited our son.

A Little About Us

Northridge Montessori offers an exceptional educational program that combines a wide range of social activities with a broad academic curriculum. Our program is based upon the educational philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori. Located in Mississauga, Ontario, we are a caring Montessori preschool committed to the personalized development of the entire child.

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday, 7am to 6pm

Northridge Montessori School
2185 Stavebank Road
Mississauga, Ontario L5C 1T3
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