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Click to enlarge photo"And so we discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.  It is not acquired by listening to words, but in virtue of experiences in which the child acts on his environment.  The teacher's task is not to talk, but to prepare and arrange a series of motives for cultural activity in a special environment made for the child." -- Dr. Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind

Lileena Mendis - Director/Teacher 

2014 recipient of the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Impact on Local Economy

Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Diploma, obtained 1989.

  • Montessori Pedagogy and Philosophy: The natural development of the child from conception to three years of age
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Psychology, child development and philosophy of the Montessori approach
  • Child Neuropsychiatry: The Nervous System and normal psychological development
  • The Exercises of Practical Life and the child's Acquisition of fundamental learning skillsClick to enlarge photo
  • Sensorial development
  • Development of Movement and Development of Language (spoken and written)
  • Mathematics, Geography, History, Art, Biology, Music, and Spiritual Development
  • Material making
  • Preparation of albums containing illustrated notes of didactic materials
  • Supervised practice with the Montessori materials under guidance of qualified staff
  • Observation in AMI classes
  • Practice Teaching in AMI classes under supervision of the trainers
  • Environment: Preparation of the home and Infant Community as an aid to human development within the first three years of life
  • Observations: practical training for observation of children in maternity hospitals, homes and infant communities
  • Practicum: Work in an infant community evaluated by a course staff member
  • Preparation of reference albums and curriculum albumsClassroom
Prior to opening Paradise Montessori Preschool in the fall of 1999, Lileena taught at a leading Winnipeg Montessori school for 6 1/2 years.  With over 34 years of experience in both Canada and overseas, our founder has acquired the skills to ensure your child receives the very best in Montessori education.

Our school is staffed with accredited Day Care Workers, in addition to Montessori-certified teachers.

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