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Mutual respect and tolerance are among the conditions essential for a harmonious life in the heart of our community at La Maison Montessori Kingston. Oral or written communication between students, parents, and the school personnel is done with respect for each individual. The following school policies will ensure the efficient administration of the school and everyone’s well being.

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SCHOOL POLICIES

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1) Enrolment

1.1     Registration forms must be completed and signed by parents or guardians and returned to the secretariat with the full deposit and post dated checks prior to admission a child.

1.2     Parents with several children must pay the deposit for each child.

1.3     We require a minimum of 4 days of attendance per week.

1.4     Admission and priority to MMK is as follows:

1) Children previously enrolled at La Maison Montessori Kingston;
2) Children whose brother or sister is enrolled in the school;
3) 5 days/week and full day.

If a spot is not available for your child, his/her name can be placed on our waiting list.

2) Waiting List

2.1     Children are added to the waiting list when space is not available. When space becomes available, La Maison Montessori Kingston will make an offer of admission to the first eligible child on the waiting list.

The waiting list order is established using the application date (the earliest date at the top) between the three age groups (toddler, preschool, and school age)

2.2     Priority shall be given,

1) Children whose brother or sister is enrolled in the school.
2) 5 days/week and full day.
3) Depending on the date of registration on our waiting list

2.3     Our waiting list is available to parents at all times

3) The Child’s File

3.1     Parents are responsible for notifying the school of any change of address, telephone number, and any other information provided during the initial registration of the child (e.g., new allergies, change of designated persons to drive or pick-up their child, new contact numbers, etc…).

3.2     Children with special needs : At La Maison Montessori Kingston, a personalised plan is established for every child with medical needs. This plan is designed with at least one of the child’s parents and with all the certified health care providers that are taking part in the child’s care and who should be consulted with the authorization of the parent.

The personalised plan includes the following:

  • All steps to be taken in order to avoid the child’s potential exposure to agents or situations that could cause or aggravate a pathological condition, an allergic reaction, or any other medical emergency.
  • A description of each medical device used by the child and all instructions related to its use.
  • A description of all procedures to follow in case of an allergic reaction or any other medical emergency.
  • Description of the support that will be made available to the child at Une École Pour Tous.
  • All the procedures to be followed when a child with a pathological condition takes part in an evacuation or joins an outing away from the school

This policy is implemented to ensure that every child has a personalised plan in place whilst being involved with the programme.

NB: Refusing daycare services to a child because of his/her medical background could contravene the Human Rights Code of Ontario 

4) Parents’ concerns

At La Maison Montessori Kingston, a policy devising how parents’ questions and concerns should be addressed is implemented.

4.1 If a parent has a question or concern to submit to management, he/she would proceed as follows:

  • 1 communicating with management by email,
  • 2 communicating with management by telephone,
  • If the parent decides to communicate verbally, management will refer him/her to an email address.

4.2 Management will answer the email or phone call based on the urgency of the situation:

1) If the request is made by phone: management will answer the request of the parent immediately if they are able to do so, management will advise the parent to make an appointment if they are not able to answer at the time of the call.

2) If the request is made by email: management will answer by email, management will advise the parent to make an appointment, if necessary.

3 The personnel will respond to the parent to the extent of their abilities.

Either way, the member of the personnel will bring the parent’s question or concern to the attention of management.

If the personnel is able to answer the parent’s request, he or she will do so immediately by phone or by email and, if so, will include management in the correspondence.

If the member of the personnel needs more time to answer the parent’s request, an appointment with the parent, the personnel, and management will be scheduled.

4.3 Depending on the urgency of the request, it could take up to 48 hours to answer the question or concern of the parent.

5) Schedule and Punctuality

 5.1     Children need to follow a regular schedule to feel safe. It is important to call (613-548-4138) or email (info@montessorikingston.ca) if your child will be absent or late for school.

5.2     If you are late please bring your child to the kitchen (Portsmouth Ave.) door to minimize disruption of the program. A staff member will then accompany your child to his or her class.

5.3     The school is open Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 5:00am.

5.4     Students enter and exit by the main entrance on Dickens Dr. We ask that all parents park their vehicles on the same side of the school on Dickens Drive for drop offs and pick-ups to avoid having to cross the road. This is for the safety and security of your child(ren).

5.5     Lunch is served from 12:00 to 12:45. We cannot guarantee lunch outside of these hours.

5.6     When leaving the school, the parent/guardian must inform and ensure that the educator on duty has noted the departure of the child. Parents/guardians are responsible for notifying the school in writing of the name of the any person authorized to pick up their child, La Maison Montessori Kingston requires a piece of identification before letting a child leave with a person not their parent/guardian. This person must be over

the age of 16 years old.

6) Before-School and After-School Care

6.1     Before and After School care is offered every school day from 8:00am to 8:30am and from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.

6.2     Occasional morning or afternoon care is available for $7.00 for the morning or $14.00 for the afternoon.

6.3     After-School Care starts at 4:00pm and children that are still present as of 4:00pm are automatically enrolled in After-School Care. The full fee of $14.00 per child will be billed to the parent for late pick-up between 4:00-5:00pm

A late fee will be applied for all departures after 5:00pm. The fee is $12.00 for the first 5 minutes and $4.00 per minute for each subsequent minute and must be paid immediately to the teacher in cash. Parents who have two or more children have to pay late fees FOR EACH child.

7) Absences

 If your child will be absent, please notify La Maison Montessori Kingston, specifying the reason for absence: personal, vacation or illness (in this case, please describe the illness, it will allow us to monitor the spread of the latter).

8) School Calendar

Please refer to the calendar for holidays, professional development days, etc. Notices of school closures will also be sent by email.

9) Professional Development (PD) Days

P.D. Days are working days for the teachers. These days are reserved for professional development, planning, workshops, and lectures.

10) Learning Progression

10.1   Children are individually evaluated on a monthly basis to determine which material will be most suitable to present to them at that time.

10.2   Numerous observations are made and documented in the child’s ‘life book’, which can be made available to the child’s parents.

10.3   Your child’s days will be enriched by numerous activities including: playing, singing, theatre, history, and special cultural celebrations.

10.4   Parents are welcome to make an appointment to discuss their child’s progress after school hours.

10.5   Should you desire to observe a class, please make an appointment and we will be happy to accommodate you.

10.6   We prefer to give our utmost respect to the children by not talking about them or any issues they may be experiencing in their presence. We will call you as soon as possible to discuss.

10.7   The learning cycle for the Montessori environment is three years. Children are in a delicate process of creation that takes time and consistency. They build upon their previous experiences in order to meet milestones within the three-year cycle.

11) Behavior and Discipline

11.1   The Montessori approach to education calls forth the inner discipline of the child.

11.2   On the rare occasions when a child endangers himself/herself or others, or is destructive to class materials, the behavior will be interrupted and the child will be redirected towards another activity. If there is a persistent problem we will work together with the parents to create a personalized action plan for that child.

11.3. At MMK, the following list of behaviors is deemed unacceptable in the institution:

  • Biting
  • Clawing/pinching/hurting
  • Pushing
  • Kicking
  • Pull of hair
  • Verbal abuse
  • Equipment degradatio

We have developed a list of procedures to be followed if such incidents occur:

  1. All incidents will be noted and recorded in the workbook for follow-up. A first email will be sent to the parents of both to the “victim” and “abuser” via our website Transparent.
  2. In the event that a certain number of incidents happen within a short period of time, (3 incidents within a month’s period of time), an appointment will be made with the parents of the child who has exhibited such unacceptable behavior.
  3. The first appointment will take place with the teacher to discuss the unacceptable behavior of the child. The goal is for parents and teachers to work as a team to find strategies that will help us meet your child’s needs. During this meeting, an appointment with a family pediatrician may be suggested to parents. We will make in place an individual plan for the kid.

If additional incidents occur within a short period of time, (1 to 2 weeks), a second appointment will be scheduled by the Director, (or supervisor and/or assistant supervisor), with the parents. The parents will be advised to consult a specialist to evaluate the child and the child will be excluded from school for a period determined by the Director (1 to 3 days).  Upon the child returning to join the other children again in school, the staff at MMK will closely monitor the behavior of the child.  Parents will be immediately be notified to any additional incidents, which ultimately could lead to the expulsion of the child from the program. This final decision is made for the well-being and safety of the child, the adults and his/her peers.

During the third convocation, parents will be informed and given notice, (between one day to two weeks), depending on the seriousness of the situation.  Additionally, the Director and MMK staff will devise an individual plan for the child during this time of notice for the safety of the other children and adults.

We reserve the right to include situations of “special cases” for non-violent children who do not behave appropriately (i.e. children with special needs and especially children who require one on one attention with an adult).

Why?

  1. The child may be in an environment that is not adapted to their needs/demands (noise, number of adults and/or they are in an environment that is different compared to what he/she was used to in previous daycare environments).
  2. We must consider the safety and well-being of all children and adults in the classroom.

Remarks:

  • We highly recommend that when situations like this occur, for the well-being of the child, everyone must ask ourselves: Why is the child acting like this? More often than not, it is the child asking for help to his/her needs at the moment, so we need to be vigilant.
  • We cannot, in any case, replace the presence of parent (s) or legal guardians.
  • We are also aware that our environment might not be suitable for all families.

12) Dress code

12.1   Please ensure that your child has a pair of comfortable indoor shoes (slippers are not permitted), outdoor footwear, and clothing appropriate for the season. We ask that you provide adequate changes of clothing. Please clearly label all clothing with your child’s full name.

12.2   Where applicable, we also ask parents to provide diapers and wipes.

12.3   To gain functional independence, the child needs to be dressed in comfortable clothing that they can manage themselves.

11.4   La Maison Montessori Kingston is not responsible for the loss of clothing or soiling caused during activities.

13) Snacks and Lunch

13.1   Proper nutrition is one of the highlights of our program. Meals and snacks for children meet the standards of the Ministry of Children and Youth Services and the Canadian Food Guide. La Maison Montessori Kingston is a vegetarian school. Menus are posted for a period of two weeks. All allergies and special dietary provisions will be respected in accordance with the written instructions of the parents. Dietary restrictions and allergies are posted in the kitchen and in the premises.

13.2   Children are encouraged to “taste” all the dishes although they are never forced to eat. An additional portion will be available for those who wish. Food is not used as a means of control or punishment.

13.3   Due to the possibility of allergic reactions, it is forbidden to bring any food from home to school.Breakfast should be eaten at home before arriving at the school. Parents / guardians are responsible for notifying La Maison Montessori Kingston at the time of registration of any allergies and for notifying the school in writing of any changes in the child’s allergies.

13.4   The school provides lunch and snacks. La Maison Montessori Kingston is NOT a peanuts-free environnement.

We encourage families to offer cut flowers or fruits to their class. This engages your child in the donation process by offering to the school. He/her will be involved in the belonging of the life of his class. He will feel proud, choosing the flowers or fruits and sharing them with his/her class. If you wish to engage in this activity, please contact administration.

14) Nap time

At La Maison Montessori Kingston we organize the nap time as follows.

14.1   A staff member shall provide visual supervision of the nap time periodically, every 30 minutes from 1:00 pm.

This surveillance will be used to detect any signs of distress or unusual behavior.

14.2   A daily report will be recorded in the preschool and toddler binder, indicating the supervision time and the name of the educator.

14.3   A daily report will be prepared in which the child’s name will be recorded to determine whether there has been any change in the child’s sleep and how long the child has slept

14.4   The lighting during nap time is sufficient for a direct visual inspection.

An individual bed with the name of the child is assigned to every child.

A sheet is provided for every bed. This sheet is changed upon accidental staining by the child or a third person and at the end of every week. Any soiled linen is washed in the washing machine.

14.5 The parents(relatives):

  • The parents(relatives) know about practices of sleep of the child at the time of registration (inscription).
  • If you do not wish for your child(ren) to nap, a document of discharge for nap time is signed in the class of the preschool.
  • We ask that parents (guardians) provide a blanket for their child(ren).
  • Blankets will be set home at the end of each week to be washed.

15) Hygiene

At La Maison Montessori Kingston, we follow the following hygiene practices:

15.1   Shoes must be worn at all times;

15.2   Hands are washed before and after each meal and snack;

15.3   Tables are disinfected before each meal;

15.4   Montessori materials and practical life are disinfected daily

16) Health

16.1 Medical Records

The requirements for immunization in licensed childcare centers have been formalized since the implementation of new standards by Public Health Ontario. Because of these new standards, Public Health must verify information on immunizations for all children who attend day care or licensed day care centers. The Day Nurseries Act allows the officer in charge of health to require that all participants are up to date before they can attend a licensed home daycare or day care center. The following immunizations must be up to date:

  • Pedicel or equivalent (diphtheria, tetanus, polio, whooping cough and meningitis haemophilia)
  • MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) or equivalent
  • Varicella
  • Vaccination against meningitis
  • Pneumococcal vaccine

These requirements will ensure that all licensed childcare centers are as protected as possible from communicable diseases. If parents decide not to immunize their children, whether for religious reasons, medical contra-indications or if they are opposed for any other reason, they must provide certain documents. You can obtain these documents by contacting the immunization team at KFL&A Public Health: 613-549-1232 or 1-800-267-7875 ext. 1451.

16.2 Illness

La Maison Montessori Kingston, reserves the right to refuse a child if he or she has one or more of the following symptoms, as directed by KFL&A Public Health [PDF]:

  • Fever: greater than 101o F. temperature or 38.5o C. It is advisable to keep the child at home for a period of 24 hours after the last episode of fever;
  • Rash or infection;
  • Respiratory disease, thick mucus, asthma;
  • Infectious disease (e.g. chickenpox, impetigo, influenza, measles, rubella, strep throat, scarlet fever, conjunctivitis): Parents (guardians) must notify the center when a child develops such an illness;
  • Vomiting or diarrhea, the child may return to day care 48 hours after their last episode;
  • If one of the diseases or symptoms mentioned above, were to present during the day, parents (guardians) will be notified and will have to pick up their child as soon as possible. Parents (guardians) will be notified and required to pick up their child as soon as possible if their child shows the above-mentioned symptoms during the day. In cases where a child shows any of the above-mentioned symptoms before arriving at the school, he or she must remain at home for their welfare and for the protection of other children and staff at the school.

16.3 Lice

La Maison Montessori Kingston will occasionally check children for lice.

If a child has lice or nits, we will isolate that child from the other children and ask his or her parents to pick him or her up as soon as possible. Parents will be responsible for the complete treatment of lice/nits.

Children may return to school after a minimum of 24 hours after treatment. All lice eggs must be removed from the hair. A member of our staff will examine the child’s hair before the child is allowed to be readmitted to the school.

To prevent the spread of lice, we ask you to check your child’s hair regularly and notify La Maison Montessori Kingston of any indication of lice by calling (613) 548-4138

17) Medicines/Drugs

17.1   Only medicines prescribed by a doctor, showing the child’s name on the original label from a pharmacy will be given to children. Parents (guardians) are responsible for informing the teacher at morning reception, completing each day the medication information and consent form, including all information requested (dose, frequency), affixing their signatures, and giving the medicine to the teacher.

17.2   The administration of any over the counter drug must follow the same rules. In this case, a note signed by an attending physician is required and the product should be in the original container and/or packaging and labeled with the child’s name. It is forbidden to leave a drug where it could be accessible to children, such as in a child’s bag, locker or cubby

18) Emergencies

A monthly fire drill will take place to familiarize children with the emergency procedures. The staff is trained in these procedures. In an emergency, the premises will be evacuated and the children will be taken to a place of refuge near the school until the arrival of the parents or any other authorized person.

19) Unforeseen closures

In the event of a situation beyond the control of the school (broken heating, severe storm etc…) that requires a closure, parents will be notified immediately by the administration, by email, by text or by phone call.

20) Withdrawal

20.1   You are required to give 30 days written notice to the Director of your intention to withdraw your child from La Maison Montessori Kingston and after receipt of this notice, we will return the fees for the months following the notice period. In the absence of notice, you must pay the full fee of one month following the month of withdrawal.

20.2   We cannot guarantee a permanent place for the following year if you temporarily remove your child, it may be necessary to register your child on a waiting list. La Maison Montessori Kingston, may terminate its services if you do not follow these guidelines or fail to pay the required fees.

20.3   The management of La Maison Montessori Kingston, reserves the right to remove a child from the school if it is determined that said child poses a risk to the safety and welfare of other children or school staff after corrective action has been tried without improvement to the child’s behavior.

21) Library

21.1   The students have free access to the library books.

21.2   If a book is damaged or lost, you will be asked to replace it.

22) Birthdays

22.1   You are invited to bring cut flowers that your child can arrange and place on the tables to embellish the environment.

22.2   Parents may choose to mark their child’s birthday by presenting La Maison Montessori Kingston with a book for our library. Whenever this book is read, the inscription in the front will also be read as an acknowledgement.

The following website is recommended if you wish to purchase a book if you wish for an online option.

http://www.archambault.ca/petite-enfance-ACH410501371000-fr-ct

French books for purchase can also sometimes be found at Chapters (2376 Princess Street) or Novel Idea (156 Princess Street).

The teacher of your age group or the management can recommend a book if you wish.

22.3   Be on the lookout! Your child will receive a nice surprise in your email inbox! La Maison Montessori Kingston will send an electronic birthday card.

22.4   Home birthday parties must be kept separate from the school to avoid hurt feelings for those children excluded. Please do not ask the staff to distribute invitations.

23) Volunteers and Students 

23.1   Children may not be supervised by a person less than 18 years of age;

23.2   At La Maison Montessori Kingston only employees may have unsupervised access to the children

23.3   At La Maison Montessori Kingston students or volunteers are not included in the count used to calculate employee to student ratios.

23.4   All volunteers or students will have to provide criminal backgrounds to work with vulnerable people and up-to-date immunizations.

23.5   Duties of volunteers include:

  • Helping the teacher with the organization of activities
  • Offering daily support to the teacher in both indoor and outdoor activities
  • Organizing materials needed for activities according to the teacher’s instructions
  • Under the supervision of the teacher, ensuring the physical needs of the children are being met, this includes changing diapers, helping with the toilet, helping with meals and snacks, helping with nap time, all with respect

Volunteers are also expected to:

  1. Follow the individual process of each child according to the Montessori philosophy

– Encourage and help the children as required during the day
– Place an emphasis on self-esteem
– Speak in French to the children

  1. Follow the behavior management policy of La Maison Montessori Kingston

– Ensure that the children’s environment is clean and safe
– Follow the policies of La Maison Montessori Kingston regarding serious incident reporting, safety of the playground, administration of medications, anaphylaxis, implementation of hygienic routines, discrimination, and health and safety.
– Alert the supervisor or her replacement of all incidents of injury or illness.
– Follow the daily routines established by the teacher.

24) Statement of the program

Management, staff, volunteers and students apply and implement the program statement in all our programs. The following is the implementation of each of these requirements (section 46 (1)):

  1. A) Promote the health, safety, nutrition and well-being of children, as well as adults.

You will also notice that …

  • The environment is set up so that the child can have access to a large amount of educational materials;
  • Children and staff often wash their hands during the day; this practice promotes the learning of good habits of personal hygiene and prevents the spread of diseases;
  • At meals, educators sit and eat with children, and begin discussions with them;
  • Play equipment encourages the child to move which facilitates the development of overall motor skills;
  • Staff use positive language to emphasize the progress and effort of the child;
  • the premises are clean and well maintained;
  • Educators follow health and safety guidelines from the Ministry of Education and KFL & A Public Health;
  • Photos and names of staff members are posted in each center;
  • Menus for the following week provide a healthy diet based on Canada’s Food Guide and respect restrictions and allergies;
  • Water is available at all times, children can serve themselves;
  • Children are encouraged to try new foods without obliging them; the children serve themselves

B) Support positive and receptive interactions between children, parents, MMK and staff;

You will also notice that …

  • When your child is enrolled in MMK, the supervisor or designate will invite you to visit the daycare with your child, introduce you to staff, and get acquainted with community resources available to parents.
  • The parent’s guide provides information on the management and operation of MMK, its hours of operation, payment terms and procedures for the day-care center and all its programs.
  • Daycare staff develop positive relationships with children by providing an environment that leads to exploration, discovery and inquiry.
  • Staff give children access to materials and play centers that intrigue them;

C) Encourage children to interact and communicate positively and support their ability to self-regulate; You will notice that children learn to express themselves, to communicate, to experiment and to solve problems …

  • By doing visual arts: painting, drawing, modeling etc …
  • By dancing, singing and reciting rhymes
  • By practicing active listening, commenting, telling and / or writing stories
  • In conversation with other children, educators
  • letting them explore the material at their disposal
  • By giving them free play time
  • In addition, you will notice that the staff facilitates the development of communication skills …
  • Warmly welcoming families and children
  • Committing to show and model listening and questioning practices with children, families and professionals
  • Exchanging frequently with parents, anecdotes and information relevant to the well-being of the child.
  • Speaking always and only in French without interrupting the child
  • Offering active play periods, rest periods and quiet activity periods

D) Promote the exploration, play and curiosity of children;
You will notice that …
The MMK staff gives the child the opportunity to discover his environment:

• By adopting a patient and calm attitude, the staff can support the child in his questioning and his explorations
• The whole environment (materials, equipment, activities, time …) allows the child to learn at his own pace
• The staff is committed to showing creative ways to solve a problem, to teach children to face challenges without discouragement, to overcome obstacles 

E) Provide child-initiated and adult-supported experiences;
You will notice that the staff of MMK …

• Develops and offers programming based on the interests of the child
• Work in collaboration with other educators, families and the community
• Pay special attention to the development of language skills in French
• Offer a testimony in its environment of the progress of the child in all its learning either with educational documentation, portfolio, photos …

In addition, you will notice that …
• The interest of the child is put in the foreground
• Transition times are limited this minimizes the waiting time between activities

F) Plan and create positive learning environments and experiences that are conducive to each child’s learning and development;

You will notice that …
• Excursions in the neighborhood
• Our center allows the child to play independently
• Creativity
• Exploration
• Free play
• Educators play, have fun and learn with children
• Educators discuss their observations with children and ask questions
• Educators encourage the child to ask questions, to seek problem solving
• Educators’ observations and documentation are done in everyday ways and are done in ways that maximize the child’s curiosity and interest

G) Incorporate indoor and outdoor games, active games, rest and quiet periods throughout the day, and take into account the individual needs of children in child care;

You will notice we offer …
• A relatively flexible daily operation so that the child can finish his activity, his game, his project … if he wishes
• A space to relax, to be comfortable for reading, relaxation and quiet and peaceful activities
• Shelves are arranged neatly to meet the needs of children.
• Many activities are available to meet the individual needs of children
• Many discovery experience
• An environment where the child is able to organize and play independently
• An environment where the child is engaged in the same activity
• A rest period or peaceful activities to meet the individual needs of children 

H) Foster parental involvement and ongoing dialogue about the program and their children;

At MMK the well-being of the child is paramount and for this reason it is important to establish a good relationship between staff and families. This is important and should be done on a daily basis. The relationship should be based on trust and respect.

For this reason at MMK we …
• Educates parents about why and how our program
• Respect confidentiality
• Encourages parents to participate in activities
• Send once a year, a survey to parents to know their opinions
• Encourages parents to question and learn freely
• Reassures parents by phone or by appointment, if they express any need
• Offer a communication book for children from toddler groups
• Seize opportunities for educators to discuss with parents
• Prepare an accident report to inform parents after an incident
• Prepares aide-memoires or posters for parents to keep them informed of future activities in the toddler group
• Send a monthly email about the future activities of the school.

 I) Involve local community partners and enable them to support children, their families and staff;

MMK …
• Refer military families to the service center
• Educates parents and newcomers about the Frontenac Cultural Center and its various programs
• Works with the City of Kingston and the Children’s Services of our municipality
• Educates parents about specialized language, behavioral and learning services
• Work with Community Living to provide ongoing programs for our families
• Community information posters in these centers
• Refers to current information published by Best Start and KFL & A Public Health

J) Support staff, home child care providers and other persons interacting with children in a child care center or family child care home as part of ongoing professional development;

At MMK, in accordance with the laws of the Ministry of Education, Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014, is committed to supporting all staff / students in ongoing professional development.

Every employee who works with children holds a valid first aid certificate with cardiopulmonary resuscitation of infants and children. Daily, monthly and yearly inspections ensure that the outdoor yard and indoor environment is healthy and safe for children and staff.

For further information, please contact the management.

K) Document and evaluate the impact of the strategies in paragraphs (a) through (j)

MMK staff develops a variety of methodologies and strategies for doing pedagogical documentation. Documentation is done on a daily basis and also serves as a tool to improve the quality of our programs and services.

You will notice that we use …
• Anecdotes, observations, photos, posted in class or in lockers
• Portfolios for each child to show their progress (toddler group)
• DIY samples, visual works with a detailed description by the child 

We are committed to always improving our programs, educational documentation strategies, observation methods and approaches to provide a more comprehensive service. 

Procedure for Observing Program Approach Approaches in Programs

Compliance with the approaches outlined in the program statement will be monitored on an ongoing basis in the programs, recorded and addressed by management as follows:
• Regular observations of the program and employees
• Discuss different sections of the program statement at staff meetings
• Coaching and peer mentoring 

25) Prohibited practices

Regulation of Ontario 137/15

At Montessori House Kingston, no staff member, student, parent / guardian, or volunteer is authorized to use corporal punishment, which is severe or degrading, that may humiliate or violate the dignity of the person. ‘child.

At no time should we
• No child should be subjected to corporal punishment;
• The child is physically restrained, including by immobilizing the child in a high chair, car seat, stroller or other device for disciplinary purposes or to replace supervision, unless physical restraint is intended to Prevent the child from hurting or hurting someone else and is only a last resort and only until all risk of injury ceases to be imminent;
• the exits from the child care center or family child care facility are locked in order to lock the child, or the confinement of the child in an area or room without the supervision of an adult unless such detention occurs during an emergency and is required under the licensee’s emergency management policies and procedures;
• taking severe or degrading measures against the child, using threats or derogatory language, with regard to him or her, that could humiliate the child, frighten him or her or to undermine his dignity or self-esteem;
• the child is deprived of basic needs such as food, drink, shelter, sleep, toilet use, clothing or bedding;
• inflicting bodily harm on the child, including having him eat or drink against his will.

 MMK and its management are committed to ensuring that their staff adheres to the Behavior Management Policy.

To know more about the disciplinary sanction concerning a non-observation of the approaches s.v.p. refer to the section Personnel in this document

To learn more about programming and how do you learn? Visit the Ministry of Education website at http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/gardedenfants/index.html.

Nutrition

A basic human characteristic is the desire to share meals together. This is a special time that allows the opportunity to build relationships and develop interpersonal skills.

At La Maison Montessori Kingston your child will learn this important social custom. The teachers will show your child how to set the table, sit down, to clear the table, do the dishes, as well as proper etiquette and manners. In addition, the children help our cook Carolina to prepare meals and snacks.

All meals are prepared on site using healthy foods. Each ingredient is selected and cooked to offer your child a variety of flavors. Except for Wednesdays when the children eat fish, all meals are vegetarian. These are always composed of a starter, a main course and a dessert. Our menus are inspired by traditional French recipes.

Please note: La Maison Montessori Kingston is NOT a peanut free environment.

À tous, bon appétit!

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Contact us

Location : 1134 Johnson St.
Kingston, ON, K7M 2N7
Telephone: (613) 548-4138

Email: info@montessorikingston.ca

Opening hours:  From Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm

 

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:

  • Autonomy
  • Adaptation to his/her environment
  • Self respect
  • Ecological consciousness

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