To encourage the development of the whole child by providing a comprehensive pedagogy that modifies the Montessori philosophy by incorporating more play based exploration and experiences. Follow the principles of belonging, well being, engagement and expression. Establishing within the child the intellectual, emotional, and physical rigor needed to become a self-directed learner, flexible thinker, creative problem solver, and support their ever-increasing curiosity about the world in which they live. Recognizing children as being competent, capable, curious and rich in potential, helping them to grow into successful global citizens.
Every child is one-of-a-kind. Our educators respect the needs and encourage the independent growth of each child by creating a learning environment filled with exciting possibilities. While well-structured and clearly defined, our methodologies are free to adapt to the individual development levels, interests and strengths of each child.
Educara (Barrhaven Campus), is a Montessori based child care centre operating in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Our day care location, within the same premises as the Barrhaven V!VA Retirement community, provides us with a unique opportunity for intergenerational participation. Our child care centre comprises of two well equipped classrooms catering to toddlers (18 to 30 mth., old) and preschoolers (21/2 to 5 years old) Our pedagogy modifies the Montessori philosophy by incorporating more play based exploration and experiences and follows the principles of belonging, well being, engagement and expression. Within the Educara child care programs we covet respect for all persons, cultures and view children as being competent, capable, curious and rich in potential. Our classrooms provide a prepared environment in which children become fully engaged in active exploration, play, and inquiry. We promote activities that evolve from the child’s natural curiosity – active play that allows children to explore with their bodies, minds, and senses, stimulating them to ask questions, test theories, solve problems, engage in creative thinking, and make meaning of the world around them.