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Toddler Teachers


Mrs. Sandra FigueiredoMrs. Sandra Figueiredo - Directress

I completed my Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Zoology and Chemistry from the University of Bombay. I acquired my Montessori training at London Montessori Centre, U.K. and graduated in Early Childhood Education from St Joseph’s College, Halifax. I joined the Northstar Montessori Private School in September 2006. I have two daughters. My eldest daughter is an Optometrist and my younger daughter is in high school. Teaching has been my profession for over 25 years and I have enjoyed every moment of it as I love imparting education and nurturing young minds. It gives me a sense of purpose and brings me fulfillment when I see the children's development while they acquire new skills at their own pace. I am happy to be at Northstar because it is well reputed for its high standards of excellence. The Northstar team is diverse and supportive and I find the atmosphere fun and stimulating.


Mrs. Ligaya Velasco - Directress

I obtained my Infant and Toddler Montessori Diploma from Toronto Montessori Institute affiliated with Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education. I graduated from Sheridan College of Ontario and I am a Registered Early Childhood Educator. I am a member in good standing from the College of Early Childhood Educators that regulates and promotes Ethics and Professionalism. I am also a proud mother of three grown adults and grandmother to a curious boy.

It is an honour and privilege to belong to a school that offers quality Montessori education from toddlers to elementary. I have been with Northstar Montessori since September 2005. Being a Toddler teacher is a unique opportunity to make a positive impact on a young child’s life. It allows me to prepare the classroom environment that will support their natural curiosity and desire for independent learning and exploration according to each individual child. It gives me the feeling of satisfaction and sense of success being involved in all aspect of their development and growth. Through my experience I can help prepare the child for life and encourage them to reach their full potential. Each child I care for is an accomplishment and each day is a rewarding experience as I learn from each of them. It is a great privilege to guide and help the student succeed in life by upholding the genuine Montessori Method of teaching. I believe in the values and virtues that we promote in our school. I am grateful and inspired by the wonderful support of the school administration, staff and families of Northstar students thus helping me overcome the everyday challenges in guiding these young children.


Mrs. Linet Panganiban - Assistant

I graduated from the Philippine Christian University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. I also received my Montessori Assistant’s training at the Foundation for Montessori Education in Toronto which is an AMI Certification. I started teaching at Northstar Montessori Private School in September 2001. I have two children, who attended Northstar for six years. I chose teaching as I enjoy working with children and it is very rewarding. I chose Northstar Montessori Private School as it upholds a great philosophy of teaching. The staff members are very dedicated in what they do. I have learned a lot since I started and I love to share my ideas to all of the students, staff and parents.


Did You Know?

The Montessori philosophy has been a proven method of teaching for over 100 years!

What Other People Said...

"My daughter has been at Northstar since she was 2 years old and started in the Toddler Program. She is now in the final year of the Casa Program and my son has taken her place in the Toddler Room. I can’t say enough about how Northstar has gone above and beyond to ensure their success. The school takes an individual approach to each student, recognizing that each child learns in their own way and at their own pace. My daughter has excelled in this non competitive environment and is outperforming her circle of peers who are older than her in the public system. She has a love for learning and truly enjoys working with the Montessori materials. The Casa Program does a great job of ensuring that the students really understand what they are learning. The Toddler and Pre Casa Programs are both nurturing and educational and truly set the stage for learning at the higher levels. My son at just a year and a half has shown great independence as well as the ability to follow direction and play well in a group setting. The school has done a great job of balancing both the social and academic needs of the child which in my opinion is key to their success." - Shelley


About Us

Celebrating our 20th Anniversary!

We, at Northstar Montessori, take very seriously our responsibility to guide your child through a world of discovery on the path to constructing a secure, balanced personality with an active, competent mind. The happy balance of freedom to explore and work within a prepared, orderly environment, filled with specially designed mind-engaging sensorial materials and activities, is the hallmark of the Montessori learning environment. The art of the directress is to respect the freedom of each child to forge his own unique path of learning and growth energized by his natural curiosity; but vigilant to inspire and encourage each child to take in hand a rich enough wealth of activities and experiences to ensure successful development. At Northstar Montessori, our directresses are dedicated to guiding your child in the right direction!

Northstar Montessori Private School Inc.

4900 Tomken Road
Mississauga, Ontario

Tel: 905-890-7827
Fax: 905-890-6771