Pre-Primary Program Schedule

Half-Day

8:45 am to 11:45 am

Full-Day

8:45 am to 3:45 pm

Morning
Extended Care

7:45 am to 8:45 am

Afternoon
Extended Care

3:45 pm to 6:00 pm

The move from toddlerhood to a primary classroom is a very important transition for a child. The Clover School’s Pre-Primary Program is designed to serve as a transitional bridge for older toddlers between the ages of 2 to 3 years old who have developed advanced verbal skills, a high level of social and emotional self-awareness, and are ready to take take the next step.

The Clover School’s Pre-Primary Montessori program introduces children to a larger classroom environment with a wider social circle, a more challenging and advanced curriculum with more intricate classroom materials to explore, more time for concentrated, focused work, and an emphasis on independence and cooperation.

The nurturing and loving Pre-Primary environment continues to provide a low child to teacher ratio (5:1, as in the Toddler classroom), while guiding children through a stimulating and engaging academic program, helping to foster and promote the acquisition of new skills and greater independence.

Our unique approach to meeting the needs of 2 to 3 year olds sets our children up for success as they make their entrance into the Montessori Primary Program (3 to 6) with confidence and enthusiasm.

Curriculum Focus

Mathematics, Language, Culture, Practical Life, Sensorial Learning, French, Cooking, Science, Gardening, Food and Nutrition, Yoga, Music, Dance, Art, Nature Exploration, Physical Education

Areas of Growth:
  • Cognitive development fuelled by new found independence, exploration and curiosity

  • Advanced language and verbal skills, enriched vocabulary, self expression

  • Social emotional awareness, greater self- regulation and impulse control

  • Self care, practical life skills and supporting independence (ie. dressing oneself, toilet learning)

  • Learning by doing, using all senses to explore the world


  • Confidence, kindness, and grace and courtesy


  • Growing independence, strong will and self-awareness

  • Development of physical coordination, fine and large motor skills 

Learning Highlights:
  • Concentration and focus developed through joyful exploration with engaging and stimulating learning materials, lessons and activities

  • Fine and gross motor skill development, control and coordination of movement, body awareness

  • Language development and vocabulary enrichment, communication and early literacy skills

  • Social skills and cooperation, chores and responsibilities, collaboration, manners, kindness

  • Sensorial activities, sorting, classifying, grading, development of early math skills