Scuola Materna is LDVA’s distinguished Italian immersion preschool. Like Casa Montessori it is licensed by the Ontario Ministry as a daycare for children of 2.5 to 6 years of age. Also like our other preschool it is Montessori based and includes French and Music programs.
Scuola Materna is a bright, beautiful place furnished with Montessori materials to foster the full development of the whole child. The children advance through the various analog based activities from simple to complex by building on previous accomplishments. The exercises encourage orderly thought, independence, body awareness, and autonomy. The three year age mix encourages children to learn from each other while working at their own level. Children are free to work together or alone in an environment that promotes a harmony of light and colour and a refinement of spirit.
The Scuola Materna classroom is a loving, stimulating, and nurturing environment that promotes a healthy growth and a love of learning in the spirit of Montessori and Leonardo da Vinci. This is accomplished while developing an fluency and connection with the Italian language and culture.
Recognized by Italy as an authentic Italian preschool, Scuola Materna is the only such program in Canada. Children that are immersed in the Italian heritage and language at an early age also benefit from a strong foundation for language in general. Graduates of Scuola Materna are not only more fluent in Italian but are well prepared for LDVA’s Lower Elementary program.
The Scuola Materna at Leonardo Da Vinci Academy evolved from the European model for Early Childhood Education to become an exceptional Canadian alternative for discerning parents.
The History of Scuola Materna at LDVA
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