Global Montessori School
What makes our Langley childcare and elementary Montessori programs unique?
Multi-age groupings at significant levels of development is at the very heart of the Montessori educational experience for our children at Global Montessori School. It is what assures our children success. It is one of the features that distinguishes our daycare, preschool and elementary educational program from other Langley childcare centres.
Curriculum development, staffing, classroom design, student admission and placement all revolve around this philosophy. It drives the educational continuum (our academic scope and sequence). It determines materials purchased and placed in the classrooms, and defines student record keeping, progress, and assessment. Each grouping has a clearly-defined educational unit with a beginning, a middle, and an end for each child. The third year in each sequence is a capstone year that is a culminating experience academically, emotionally, socially, and developmentally.
|Just who was this woman who began an educational revolution that changed the way we think about children more than anyone before or since? Maria Montessori, born in 1870, was the first woman in Italy to receive a medical degree. She worked in the fields of psychiatry, education and anthropology. Dr. Montessori believed that each child is born with a unique potential to be revealed, rather than as a “blank slate” waiting to be written upon. Her main contributions to the work of those of us raising and educating children are in these areas:|
|At Global Montessori School our vision is to create optimal Montessori education and child care environments for children. The basic aim of the Montessori approach is to help children acquire the confidence and motivation they need to fulfill their own best potential. This is done by preparing an environment which makes activities available that support children’s development. These activities build on their interests and nurture their enthusiasm. The emphasis is on inner motivation based on children’s natural curiosity and delight in discovery.|
We specialize in the care and education of infants and toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarten and elementary aged children. Our Langley childcare, daycare, preschool and elementary programs allow children to learn, grow and play in an environment specifically designed for them, at their developmental level.
Global Montessori School services Langley, Brookswood, Walnut Grove, Surrey, High Point, Morgan Creek and Cloverdale areas. We pride ourselves on having a great work environment, a strong commitment to our vision and a cohesive team. To maintain quality daycare, preschool, and elementary programs, we work hard together and truly care about the programs and services that we offer. Global Montessori School offers a unique environment in which children and families can grow and thrive.
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Global Montessori School offers a range of educational programs and services for children and their families. We are based in Langley City, British Columbia and have been in operation for more than 25 years. Our programs are based on the Montessori method of education.
Global Montessori School classrooms for infants to kindergarten-aged children are staffed by fully certified Montessori and/or Early Childhood Education trained professionals.
Our Elementary classrooms are staffed by Montessori trained teachers who also meet the educational requirements as outlined by the local Provincial Government. In addition to our teachers, our classrooms also have a sufficient number of assistants to maintain the appropriate ratio of adults to children. The staff is involved in continuing education throughout the year.
Ms. Shelley Carruthers | Head of School
I came upon the Montessori Method at a point when I was looking for more fulfillment in my career. I wanted to work with children and participate in bringing a Conflict Resolution Program to them, at a young age, when it can make a profound difference in how they approach their everyday experiences. As I quickly found my path, the Montessori children and I became friends. It was hard to pinpoint, but these children clearly approached the world differently. The two characteristics that stood out were confidence and respect.
In 2000, after my Montessori training, I began teaching in the preschool classes at Global Montessori.
What excites me about working with children, Montessori and Global? Their humour, keen interest to learn new things, sharing great moments with children, working as a team and observing and following the child. I can’t imagine a day that I will ever tire of the opportunities that the children share with me.
I am married to James and the mother of two Montessori children. My interests include hiking, yoga, photography and reading.
Debbie Brooks | Administrative Assistant/Office Manager
I grew up in the south of England, and immigrated to Canada in October 1993 when my son was 2½ and 2 years before my daughter was born. We brought our dog, Libby, as well; people used to tell me she barked with an English accent!
We love being here in Canada; BC really is a great place!
Teaching is my second career. The first 10 years of my professional life I worked as an executive assistant in London, England, working for Guinness Publishing and Link/Matrix (who ran the ATMs for all the building societies).
I came to work at Global Montessori in September 1997, so have been here at the school for 18 years. Both of my children also attended the school.
I recently got remarried and enjoy spending time at home with my family. I enjoy reading and riding, and am currently looking into buying a horse.
Candiss Brown | Head of Infant/Toddler Program
I contribute to child care with more than 27 years of experience working with infants and toddlers. I joined Global Montessori School in 2006 in order to fulfill my passion with the Montessori philosophy and its implementation with infant and toddlers. As Global Montessori School was the first centre implementing Montessori philosophy in British Columbia, I wanted to contribute my years of experience working with infants and toddlers so that I could assist Global Montessori School to successfully launch the first Montessori-based centre in BC. I also have a 2nd job training new Infant/Toddler teachers at a college in Richmond.
My passion for Infant/Toddler continues to grow each day. Every new day brings a new and exciting challenge to grow with. I believe that Maria Montessori could come to our classes and be pleased with what she sees.
I enjoy deep water aerobics and my family which includes a son and a dog.
Milica Conic | Infant/Toddler Assistant
I’ve been involved with Montessori for the past 7 years, and joined Global Montessori in April of 2014. Needless to say, I love working with children.
I am married with 2 sons, and enjoy hiking, baking and sewing.
“Bringing the world to the classroom…bringing the world to your child!”
Global Montessori School offers more than most Langley childcare centres. We have infant-toddler, early childhood education, daycare, preschool and elementary education programs. Each one offers Montessori learning environments.
Children are encouraged to develop their total personality at their own pace and within their individual growth and educational styles, laying the foundation for a lifetime of creative learning and promise.
We offer Montessori education and child care and for babies to Grade 7. Our school has been at its Langley location since 1988. We were originally known as the ‘Langley Montessori Children’s Centre & School’, however we currently operate under the title Global Montessori School.
We have specially designed our classrooms for children. Lovely, light-filled, spacious, uncluttered rooms await them. It is a world scaled to a child’s size with shelves that showcase a wealth of learning materials. Each developmental level classroom is well prepared for optimal education for each child.
These learning materials, developed by Maria Montessori, are designed to aid the children in self-learning in early childhood education. Materials are kept in good condition and laid out sequentially within each curriculum area. The children are attracted to these materials, and contribute in keeping them in order.
The teacher moves unobtrusively through this child space, working with individual children or small groups. Teachers assist according to need. Our teachers are trained to be a gentle guiding influence with the children as they are working with the hands-on learning materials.