La Maison Montessori Kingston opened in July 2008. Since then, La Maison Montessori Kingston has been shaped by its community of children who are culturally diverse in their abilities, their interests, and their needs. Our curriculum is internationally recognized and has been implemented at numerous schools in Canada, the United States and throughout the world. La Maison Montessori Kingston is licensed by the Ministry of Education under the Day Nurseries Act.
At La Maison Montessori Kingston, all of our team members are certified in First Aid and Infant and Children’s CPR. We are passionate about our work with young children, and we will work together to ensure this new school year is rich in new interpersonal, creative and cultural experiences for the children. Working as a team, we will combine our skills and experiences through the Montessori method, to allow your child to develop to the best of his or her potential.
Tracy Bénéteau de laprairie
Ms. Tracy is the founder and director of Une École Pour Tous in 2008, now La Maison Montessori Kingston since January 2019. Tracy was born in Martinique and raised in France. She moved to Montreal where she worked as a Professor Montessori before moving to Kingston. In addition to her university studies in science, Tracy holds a Diploma from the Montessori International Association (AMI) for children aged 3 to 6 years and a Diploma of Educator of Young Children. She is also passionate about personal development and has a Diploma in Life Coaching and a Certificate in Psychology for Children and Adolescents. For Tracy, child development is at the heart of all her actions and projects. Tracy is a member of AMI Canada, France and international
Ms. Kim is originally from Kingston. She works as the Art Educator at MMK in the preschool class and as an Assistant Montessori since 2015. She has a degree in Arts and Sciences from Queen’s University and is currently receiving training to be an Assistant Montessori for children aged three to six. Kim has been working with us ever since and is passionate about early childhood.
Ms. Amelia is from the Kingston area and has started her teaching career as an educator at La Maison Montessori Kingston in the preschool classroom. She has a degree in Sports and Physical education from Laurentian University and has recently completed her bachelor of education degree from Queen’s University.
Ms. Mildred was born in El Salvador and has lived in Canada for 35 years. She has worked at La Maison Montessori Kingston since September 2017. Ms. Mildred started as an Assistant with the preschool and is now working as an Assistant with the toddlers. She enjoys working with children while teaching them Spanish. Mildred also speaks both French and English.
Ms. Marine, is of French origin and has been working with us since May 2017 in the toddler class. She has her Diploma of Montessori Educator for children aged 0-3 years old and is currently completing her training as a child Development Practitioner. Marine has accumulated several years of experience working with children of all ages in France and abroad before joining our team. She loves working with children and supporting them in their development and well-being.
Mr. Tim was born in France and raised in Canada in the Kingston area. He has been a member of La Maison Montessori Kingston for several years. He started with an internship dealing with homework management. He then completed training for the cook position before taking the assistant position in the preschool class, which allowed him to spend more time with the children. His joie de vivre and enthusiasm are very much appreciated by the group, especially with beautiful ideas for sports activities that delight young and old. Mr. Tim is training as an Assistant Montessori for children ages three to six.
Mr. Chance has been our cook since August 2019. He is from Kingston and took the opportunity to gain work experience with the children. He has started a study project in teaching. His dynamism and natural dedication to children are an asset for our entire team. He quickly integrated and adapted to the school especially by making himself available to new children. Mr. Chance has also completed his training to work in the kitchen and is taking part in the training sessions for groups of 3-6 years old.
students since the foundation
PHILOSOPHY AND PEDAGOGY
At the Montessori Kingston School children will learn, apply their knowledge and participate actively in the daily aspects of school and home life. Bases on the famous Montessori quote, ” Help me to do it by myself ” children learn the various psychological and developmental stages inherent to their age:
- Adaptation to his/her environment
- Self respect
- Ecological consciousness