The greatest sign of success for a teacher... is to be able to say, 'The children are now working as if I did not exist.'
- Maria Montessori
We are excited to introduce you to Aspen Hill Montessori's Nido early education program for children under 18 months old!
Aspen Hill Montessori is a full accredited and licensed early education centre, offering programs in West Calgary for over 15 years.
Join us for immersive infant care and full-day programming, inside of First Lutheran Church at 7102 14th Ave. SW in Calgary. Discover the difference that an early start in education can make.
A home-away-from-home where your child will flourish.
In the Nido, patient and loving caregivers support your child with careful observation and patience throughout their day. We provide the necessary space, time, and materials as your child develops hand-eye coordination, grasping skills, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, language and coordination of their body through movement. Your child’s care and support is our only focus. Young learners in our Nido program find opportunities for movement and safe exploration while spoken language skills unfold naturally in the social, nurturing environment.
Our program is limited to 8 children per day to ensure the maximum attention is devoted to our young learners. Our focus is providing full-time care schedules for parents transitioning back to work. We also offer extended hours programs, meal plans, and more.
Aspen Hill Montessori offers a program built on a child's natural sense of wonder. Our infant classes nurture independence, curiosity, imagination, a love of learning, independence, creative thinking, kindness and the joy of life in each child. Children are valued and are free to learn independently at their own pace.
Children who have the chance to grow independently as learners early in life are shown to develop better resiliency, social skills, and internal motivation to learn. An early transition into bonding with other adult caregivers can be an amazing gift to give your child.
Children explore the beautiful, neutrally-toned classroom spaces, working through physical literacy learning, language growth, sensorial experiences, and developing gross and fine motor skills. One-on-one teacher and student interaction, and a quiet, calm environment contribute to a wholistic and peaceful approach to education. Our outdoor spaces allow for plenty of texture connection in all seasons!
"All that we ourselves are has been made by the child, by the child we were in the first two years of our lives."
- Maria Montessori
Leaders in sanitization and health.
At Aspen Hill Montessori, the safety of our students isn’t the NEW normal… It has always been one of our core values! As one of the first childcare centres to reopen in March 2020 under request from Alberta Health Services and Childcare Licensing during the heart of the pandemic, we go Above and Beyond to keep your children safe, healthy, and attending care. Ask us in your personal interview how we approach sanitization.