Pre-Casa (Toddler) Program

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Program Highlights

Pre-CASA Montessori Tools

With an array of authentic Montessori tools designed for toddlers age 15 months to 2.5 years, our Pre-Casa/Toddler classroom provides a nurturing home-like environment that fosters independence, creativity, language and math development, and motor movement. The Toddler materials may look simple, but based on years of observation, experiment and study, they are precisely designed. All materials support the child’s need for purposeful activity.

French, Music, Gym, & Arts Programs Included

At IMS, we believe that focusing on the whole child is crucial. Hence, a comprehensive set of enhancement programs are integrated with IMS’s core Montessori curriculum to ensure each child is developed as a well-rounded individual and is well prepared for his/her next level of education. French lessons, music classes, gym time, and arts studies are INCLUDED in our Pre-Casa/Toddler program.

Individualized Learning Plan & Tracking

No two students are the same. At IMS, we adhere to the Montessori principle on “follow the child”. Unlike traditional classroom setting that assumes every student should learn the same material based on grade level expectations, each child’s lesson plan at IMS is customized based on his/her interest and developmental readiness. A specialized planning and tracking system is used to document each student’s learning. Daily report is provided on diapers, meals, and nap. Progress report cards go home twice a year to update parents on their child’s progress.

Quality Staff and Teachers


Teacher plays an essential role in a child’s education journey, and your children deserve the best. At IMS, all our teachers are highly qualified and experienced in early childhood education. All of our teaching staff hold recognized Montessori certification and/or are fully accredited with the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) or Early Childhood Education (ECE). All staff in our school facility is first aid and CPR trained. Continuing education and training is provided to all our teachers to ensure the delivery of high quality and updated programs for all of their classes. Our teacher to students ratio in the Pre-Casa/Toddler program is 1:5. 

Potty Training

The one pre-requisite for our Casa Program is that your child must be toilet trained. By enrolling your child in the Toddler Program, we will work with each family to facilitate success in potty training. 

A Day in Pre-Casa

Sample Schedule

7:00am – 8:00am

Before School Program

This is a supervised, play time for children in the before school program to settle in. Children are free to choose their own activities. Breakfast is served for all our before school program students.

8:00am – 9:00am

Morning Drop-off/ Circle Time / Sensory Play

Students are welcomed into the classroom. The national anthem is played at 9am everyday.

9:00am – 10:00am


The children will engage in different outdoor activities in our toddler playground. If weather doesn’t permit for outdoor play, children will have physical play in our indoor gymnasium.

10:00am – 10:30am

Diaper & Snack

10:30am – 11:30am

Montessori Work Period

Teachers give presentations of the toddler-specific Montessori materials. Children are free to choose presented materials from the shelf.

Rotary Program

French, Music, Gym

11:30am – 12:30pm

Lunch + Diaper

Organic, natural hot meals are served.

12:30pm – 2:30pm


Classical music is played during nap time to help with relaxation.

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Diaper + Snack

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Outdoor Play

The children will engage in various outdoor activities in our toddler playground.

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Extended Hours Program 

This is a supervised, play time for children in the extended hours program. 


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Thank you for your interest in IMS! Our tour spots are booked up for the next few weeks. If you want an earlier tour, please email us at and we can set up a custom time for you.

Contact Info

Unit 7A, 1210 Castlemore Avenue

Markham, ON

L6E 0H7 


Mon-Friday: 7:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 12:00pm


Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.

Dr. Maria Montessori

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