About Cornerstone Montessori Academy
Cornerstone Montessori Academy is located at 150 O’Carroll Avenue, Peterborough ON. We offer a Toddler Program for children ages 18 months – 3 years and a Casa Program for children 3 – 6 years of age. We also offer: PA Day, Christmas, March Break and Summer Camp registration options. Our beautifully designed classrooms will delight both children and parents alike; and our daily programs are designed to inspire and excite the youngest children.
Daily snacks and drinks are included in each program and are always fresh and nutritious. We also offer a hot lunch program for our students. Our school is a nut free environment and we do not include pork products in our daily snack or lunch schedule. We offer three menu options: Traditional, Vegetarian, and Gluten-Free (Dairy-Free), to suit your families allergy and lifestyle needs. Each staff member has received a Food Safety Training Certificate from the Peterborough County-City Health Unit for proper food handling and preparation and we include these strict guidelines within our snack and lunch programs. Cornerstone Montessori Academy is licenced by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (Ministry of Education) and follows the Ontario Childcare Modernization Act. We also offer the only Montessori Toddler program in Peterborough. Our facility and program works closely with the Peterborough County-City Health Unit and the Ministry to provide our families with the most up-to-date initiatives in Early Childhood Education. Each staff member is also fully trained with Level C CPR and First Aid and have extensive knowledge of anaphylactic allergies and the use of an epi-pen. It is our primary goal to provide a safe and loving environment for your children to grow and learn.
The Principal and Classroom Directress
Crystal Jones is a MACTE Accredited Teacher who has worked within the Montessori community for twelve years during which time, she has worked hand in hand with parents to provide an exceptional Montessori learning experience for each child. Over the past five years, Crystal Jones has also been working in a MACTE Accredited Teacher Training Centre as a Montessori Teacher Instructor; and is a Master Teacher. Continuing her education, she is working towards her BA in Anthropology. Mrs. Jones is pleased to welcome your family to come and experience our child-based preschool Montessori environment.
Our Classroom Teachers have a wide variety of education and training, both Montessori ECE (MACTE) and RECE accredited, along with traditional teacher training. We strive to offer our families an Authentic Montessori learning experience, coupled with Ontario Government standards. Our Teachers understand the importance of instilling a ~Life-long Love for Learning~ and work dillegently to provide that in our classrooms and in each learning experience.
Our Classroom Assistants
Our Classroom Assistants are experienced with young children and have a Montessori back-ground and training. Holding an ECE, Ontario Teaching Diploma, and/or a Montessori Diploma. Working together with our staff to provide a loving Montessori environment for the children enrolled in our program.