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Boundary Bay Montessori School Expands to Fit 40 More Childcare Spaces in Delta

Delta, British Columbia (February 27th, 2024) - Boundary Bay Montessori School (BBMS), known for its community-minded education that fosters the independent nature of the child, today announced that it will open its expanded childcare space in September 2024 to accommodate 40 additional children. The new classroom introduces a Nido facility to the BBMS program, which already has a well-regarded curriculum for Casa (preschool and kindergarten) and elementary students. 


Now, children can attend BBMS from as young as 1-year-old and progress through the school’s program until they are ready to start high school. When the additional 40 Nido and Casa spaces are filled, the school will have approximately 95 children accessing its education and child-care expertise. 


The creation of more childcare spaces is a priority for this Council and we thank the Ministry of Education and Child Care's support of the Boundary Bay Montessori,” said Delta Mayor George V. Harvie. “This investment opens doors for Delta families in our growing community, providing greater access to enriching early learning opportunities within a nurturing and inclusive environment."


“We are so delighted to welcome more families to our school and our supportive community. BBMS has been a vital part of generations of Delta families, and now many more children are going to be able to experience our methods of education that are developed to instill confidence in our students, leading to their best chance for success and joy in adulthood,” says Kate Baldwin, BBMS Head of School. 


Located adjacent to farmland and a short distance from Boundary Bay, the school will host an Open House event on May 25 to unveil the new Nido and Casa space to the community and families with prospective students. BBMS enrolls students from municipalities throughout the Lower Mainland. Please send your RSVP by March 31 to Kate Baldwin, headofschool@bbmschool.ca.


“Our small class sizes, highly qualified teachers, and the quality of education we offer has made BBMS very desirable. We’re not only a popular choice in Delta, but we have families who come from Richmond, White Rock, and Surrey,” Baldwin says. “So, this facility expansion couldn’t come at a better time to meet the demand we’re seeing.” 


The terms “Nido” and “Casa” are Italian for “nest” and “home”, respectively. “Nido” refers to the warm and inviting environment offered to the 1-3 year-old child, providing nurturing and calm stimulation to enhance the development of the young child. “Casa” refers to the second home that the classroom becomes for the 3-5 year old child. Here, the children are actively engaged in learning about themselves, their environment and their world. 


We care about families, and we know that having access to affordable, quality, and inclusive child care is life-changing." said Mitzi Dean, Minister of State for Child Care. "The expanded child care spaces in Boundary Bay Montessori offer Delta families the support they need to access rich early learning experiences and a chance to provide their children with a fantastic start in a welcoming, inclusive environment.”


About Boundary Bay Montessori School 


Since 1990, Boundary Bay Montessori School has offered preschool-to-elementary learning in Delta. The school is operated by the Montessori in Delta (MIND) Board, a not-for-profit society, and is located at 3800 72 Street. Its education is built on the foundation of principles developed by Maria Montessori, the famed Italian physician and teacher who created resources and curricula aimed at fostering the natural strengths of young minds and providing them with the social skills necessary to excel among their peers. 


If you would like to be added to our mailing list to stay up to date on our school and expansion information, please email Kate Baldwin, Head of School, at the address listed below.


Contact 

Kate Baldwin, Head of School

Phone: 604-946-9814

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