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Programs and fees (reviewed and updated Dec. 2023)

Our Centre provides year-round learning opportunities for independent learners who enjoy fine-motor activities. Have two or more children? Please consider our Sibling Guide. All programs are tuition funded. Our full-time schedules provide for an immersive learning experience.

Placement into class levels is based on a weighting of age, toileting, prior out-of-home-care experience, academic experience, and social / emotional development; and is at the discretion of the Centre.

Nido is year-round programming only. Bambini, Casa and Kindergarten programs can be either attended from September - June only, or year-round.

Our small class sizes and limited enrolment promote individual attention. All materials are sanitized regularly throughout the day, with our spaces commercially cleaned, for your peace of mind in our changing world. A strict illness policy is rigorously applied at all levels.

All of our campuses are uniformed environments via Elegant Design Uniforms in Calgary. A typical uniform set plus extra pieces for one student costs between $350 - $400, with ongoing expenses to replace outgrown items. (Our Nido environment offers a modified uniform to allow ease in movement and exploration.)

 

Interested families are asked to review our Centre Policies and current tuition fees to ensure our Centre is the best fit for your family before applying. 

 

For more information on the Province's Affordability Grants, please download our guide and visit https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-child-care-grant-funding-program.aspx.

In event of discrepancy, the current policies and fees held at the Centre will be taken as rule.

Nido (ages 8 months - 13 months on entry)

Our infant program is offered as an immersive exploration, care and Montessori preparation program for working parents. Download our program brochure to explore, or visit our dedicated program website. This is a diaper-based program. Children benefit from a floor-level environment with natural light, a home-like space, and very low caregiver ratio to create independence and joy in learning from an early age. Please note, children who graduate our Nido programs must be recommended for placement in our Bambini programs; placement is not guaranteed. This program is limited to eight children per day, and is offered at our Strathcona campus.

5 full days                    9:00am - 3:30pm

Before hours (7:30-9AM) and after hours (3:30 - 5:30PM) available if booked at time of registration.

 

Junior Bambini (ages 19 months - 27 months on entry) - LIMITED SPACE

Senior Bambini (ages 28 months - ~38 months on entry)

Our Bambini programs are offered as an emergent philosophy care Centre and Montessori-focused preparation program. Children who are new to our programs and on the bridge of 3 years will be placed in Senior Bambini. Curriculum activities focus on developing classroom skills and working independently, and are best suited to children who already show a preference for seated activities and fine-motor toys. Children may be in diapers.

Children attend a Pre-Application Interview via ZOOM to be considered for the program. We review your child's personality, current out of home care, and learning profile to determine a match for what our program can offer. Please note, children who graduate our Bambini programs must be recommended for placement in our Casa programs the following year; placement is not guaranteed. Campus placement is dependant on Admissions recommendation and availability.

5 full days                     9:00am - 3:30pm

Before hours (7:30-9AM) and after hours (3:30 - 5:30PM) available if booked at time of registration.

 

Junior Casa (ages ~38 months - 4.5 years on entry) - LIMITED SPACE

Senior Casa (ages ~4 - 6 years on entry)

Our dedicated Montessori stream is a focused academic program that also develops the social and emotional growth of your child. Children work independently and with small cohorts in five areas of learning - Math, Science / Culture, Language, Sensorial, and Practical Life. Specialized materials based on cognitive, social and emotional development are guided by trained educators, with a focus on an individual progression path. 

 

Previous Montessori experience is not required to join our Casa program, however, previous non-parented care outside of the home is required. Children attend a Pre-Application Interview via ZOOM to be considered for the program. We review your child's personality, current out of home care, and learning profile to determine a match for what our program can offer. Independent toileting for a minimum of 2 months prior to placement start date (no diapers or PullUps) is required for this program.

 

Placement into classrooms is based on a weighting of age, out-of-home experience, academic experience, and social / emotional development; and is at the discretion of the Centre.  Campus placement is dependant on Admissions recommendation and availability.

5 full days                     9:00am - 3:30pm 

Before hours (7:30-9AM) and after hours (3:30 - 5:30PM) available if booked at time of registration.

 

Advanced Senior Casa + Kindergarten Enrichment (ages 4.5-5.8 at entry)

This program connects and goes beyond a kindergarten curriculum using Montessori materials, and is designed for advanced students with a minimum of one previous year with AHM or on recommendation. Advanced math, language and culture work prepares students for Grade 1 at a private school level. Previous Montessori experience is required. Children attend a Pre-Application Interview via ZOOM to be considered for the program. We review your child's personality, current out of home care, and learning profile to determine a match for what our program can offer. This program is offered at Christie campus only.

5 full days                     9:00am - 3:30pm

Before hours (7:30-9AM) and after hours (3:30 - 5:30PM) available if booked at time of registration.


Kindergarten (turning age 5 before Dec. 31 2023

This program is registered through Alberta Education, delivering the kindergarten curriculum in a full day format. The kindergarten curriculum bridges into public elementary school with math work, writing and pencil control skills, and teacher-led small group lessons. Children who register for kindergarten must move on to Grade One for Fall 2025. Previous Montessori experience is not required, however, previous non-parented care outside of the home is required. Children attend a Pre-Application Interview via ZOOM to be considered for the program. We review your child's personality, current out of home care, and learning profile to determine a match for what our program can offer. This program is offered at Strathcona campus only. 

5 full days                     9:00am - 3:30pm

Before hours (7:30-9AM) and after hours (3:30 - 5:30PM) available if booked at time of registration.

Before / after hours (extended hours) (for enrolled students only)

Our before and after hours program is available on a pre-arranged basis only, and is only available to AHM students.  Before and after hours operates at all campuses. Hours of operation are 7:30am - 9am AND 3:30pm - 5:30pm. Due to demand, partial attendance schedules cannot be pro-rated.

Summer Program (year-round schooling)

Our programs in July and August offer Montessori learning + science, language and arts exploration in a relaxed uniformed environment that maintains the grace and courtesy of the Montessori philosophy. Registration for Summer Program is restricted to enrolled Sept - June students while space is available.

 

We do not offer summer programming to the public.

  

Connect to discover the best in early learning for your child.

 

E-mail admissions@aspenhillmontessori.ca to ask questions. Interviews for Fall 2024 open starting in early January; request to be added to our mailing list to receive more information. 

 

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