For children ages 3 to 5.

For the most part, the programme at Clitherow Cottage will be rooted in the pedagogy of Maria Montessori. The children will also receive spiritual formation through Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and the Virtue in Education Programme by the Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist. They will participate in the Beginner Schola Cantorum, singing and playing time-honoured children’s songs, games, and dances while learning the fundamentals of music literacy. Some time each day will be spent being immersed in the great classics of children’s literature. The day will also include some structured time playing in the gymnasium of Holy House. Clitherow Cottage will provide specific activities for five-year-olds to develop numeracy and literacy skills so they can be ready for Grade 1. Most importantly, the children will attend all morning and afternoon prayers as well as the daily Mass with the older children and staff of Holy House.

Parents may enrol their children in two to four of the sessions that are available in the course of a week.

Session packages are:

Tuesday - Friday - mornings (4 sessions)

Wednesday & Friday - mornings (2 sessions)

Tuesday & Thursday - mornings & afternoons (4 sessions) - discounted full day rate

Tuesday & Thursday - mornings or afternoons (2 sessions)

Morning sessions begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 11:15 a.m.

Afternoon sessions begin at 12:30 p.m. and end at 3:45 p.m.

Cost: $20.oo per session or $30.oo per day (two sessions).

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…all branches of knowledge are connected together, because the subject matter of knowledge is intimately united in itself as being the acts and work of the Creator.
— Blessed John Henry Newman