First Step Kids Montessori Preschool

Kindergarten Readiness Program

Kindergarten Readiness Program at First Step Kids Montessori Preschool

At First Steps Kids Montessori Preschool, our Kindergarten Readiness Program is created and structured to prepare your child for a fun and easy transition into the world of Kindergarten. At First Step Kids, we know just how important a strong educational foundation can be, especially during such a big change in your child’s life. 

What Our Kindergarten Readiness Program Entails

Our Kindergarten Readiness Program is built on the Montessori philosophy, emphasizing the holistic development of the child. We focus on nurturing intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth. By creating a well-rounded environment, we enable children to thrive and develop at their own pace.

Language and Literacy

Children engage in activities that promote reading and writing skills, phonetic awareness, and vocabulary development. Through storytelling, interactive reading sessions, and writing exercises, we foster a love for language and effective communication.


Our hands-on approach to math helps children understand fundamental concepts like counting, number recognition, basic arithmetic, and problem-solving. Using Montessori materials, children learn to grasp mathematical principles through concrete, tactile experiences.

Science and Exploration

We encourage curiosity and a sense of wonder through simple scientific experiments and nature exploration. Children learn about the world around them, fostering an early interest in science and discovery.

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Emotional Readiness

We teach children to recognize and express their emotions healthily. Through guided activities and role-playing, children learn empathy, self-regulation, and coping strategies.

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Social Skills

Interaction with other students is a key focus of our program. Children engage in collaborative projects, group activities, and play-based learning.

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Montessori education places a strong emphasis on fostering independence and self-confidence. Our classrooms are designed to encourage self-directed learning, allowing children to make choices and take responsibility for their activities

Adanced Kindergarten Readiness Programs

First Step Kids Montessori Preschool also offers an advanced program that goes far beyond the regular Kindergarten curriculum. This advanced readiness program is designed for exceptional children that show great promise and who have attended at least one year of other programs in Montessori learning. This program will work in preparing your child and readying them past Kindergarten and up into the the First Grade at the level of private school learning. 

To enroll your child on our advanced Readiness Programs, please contact our office directly to schedule a consultation and evaluation. 

Kindergarten is not a a necessity in the Province of Alberta to attend Grade One. Our Advanced Readiness Program may be a better fit for your child!

Recognizing that each child is unique, our program offers customized and personalized learning plans. Our trained Montessori educators assist and guide children based on their individual needs, strengths, and interests, ensuring that each child receives the support they need to reach their full potential when they transition into kindergarten and into this new exciting phase in their lives.

At First Step Kids Montessori Preschool, our Kindergarten Readiness Program is more than just preparation for school. We want this program to be a journey of growth, exploration, and discovery. 

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