CCMA Associate Member Status Granted!

We are very proud to say that we had a visit from the Canadian Council for Montessori Administrators recently and they could not say enough kind and encouraging words about our school and Montessori program.

The CCMA is a “legally registered Canadian, not-for-profit corporation founded in 1977 to support Canadian Montessori administrators”. The CCMA helps to ensure parents that their child’s Montessori program meets standards established by the council that encompass all Montessori pedagogy, philosophy and methodogy. As the Montessori name is in the public domain, this is of the utmost importance. It is possible for any school to call itself a Montessori school, regardless of whether they offer an authentic Montessori program or employ Montessori trained teachers.

The CCMA’s mission is to “promote standards of excellence for Canadian Montessori Educators and programmes to help children reach their full potential”! This is something that we at Westside take to heart as well.

If you would like to read more about CCMA or even look for our name on their membership page go to http://www.ccma.ca/. There is a wealth of information!

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