21 MONTHS - 3 YEARS OLD
The Montessori Toddler program focuses on the specific physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of your child. With a child to adult ratio of 6 to 1, our highly-trained, nurturing Montessori teachers observe each child individually, providing the necessary support and instruction that fosters meaningful growth and budding independence within your little one. Day by day, your child will blossom into a confident and independent member of this learning community.
Toddler Program Hours
8:00 AM - 11:15 AM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Additionally, we offer extended day options both in the morning and afternoon to help accommodate families and their busy schedules.
"HELP ME TO DO IT MYSELF"
Your child has a natural drive to be independent which we encourage by creating an environment where everything is just the right size for her to do things on her own. Child-sized tools that fit her tiny hands allow her to prepare a snack and serve it to friends. A miniature broom empowers her to clean up on her own. She is taught the skills of self-care and toilet training. Your child learns a set of concrete life skills and self-confidence – but, more importantly, develops the belief that she can choose to make a genuine impact on her world.
Our Toddler Program provides a stimulating opportunity for very young children with a child to adult ratio of 6 to 1. Children this age not only need a loving, nurturing environment, but are also very capable of learning. Socialization, language development, care of self, manipulative skills and independence are emphasized. The Montessori teaching method provides a basis for individualized learning activities.
A BEAUTIFUL ENVIRONMENT
Our bright and sunny toddler classrooms are specially designed for your child between the ages of 21 months and 3 years old. It is a world scaled down to your child’s size. Here, your child paints, cooks, waters the garden, sings songs with friends and plays with specially designed materials that develop fine and gross motor coordination, problem solving, curiosity, and create strong foundations for academics.
PRACTICE MAKES PERMANENT
Often, children who don’t do things for themselves simply don’t know how or haven’t been given the chance. We take a different approach – by observing your child closely, providing just the right lesson when she is ready and then allowing her to practice again and again (and again!) until she masters it. Mistakes are viewed as learning opportunities in an atmosphere of patience, trust, and respect.
We surround your child with rich and stimulating conversation to support this once-in-a-lifetime period of rapid language development. Your child, trying to blow bubbles, might be encouraged with “Blow! Can you make the air move just like the wind?” Your child’s mind effortlessly absorbs the new vocabulary, setting the foundation for reading, writing, and self-expression in the future.
NOT A CLASSROOM, A COMMUNITY!
Our students grow together into a close-knit, caring community. Making first friends and learning how to function within a community is a life-shaping experience for your child. When children work, learn, and grow together, they learn much more than any of them could learn alone.
AN ENVIRONMENT CONDUCIVE TO LEARNING
Where so many early childhood programs are chaotic and overwhelming, parents are often surprised to see the peaceful tone of our toddler classroom. The calm atmosphere and lack of distraction helps her to develop impulse control and concentration, planting the seeds for learning in this classroom and beyond.
A JOYFUL EXPERIENCE
Maria Montessori once said, “One test of the correctness of the educational procedure is the happiness of the child.” Take a peek into our Toddler classroom and you will see children who are happy, engaged and deeply connected to their friends and teachers. As a result, your child develops a deep affinity for school and a true love-for-learning.
A Day in the Life of a Toddler Student
8:00-8:15 Children arrive
8:15-10:00 Inside or outside work, social time, and open snack
10:00-10:30 Group and storytime
10:30-11:15 Outside - Free play
11:20-11:30 Half-day children depart
2:15-2:30 Storytime and preparations to leave
2:30-2:40 Student dismissal
2:40-5:30 Extended care - Toddlers remain in their classrooms
for inside and outside work or play
Practical Life (emphasis on care of self and environment)
Our Toddler Program is specifically designed and structured to support children who are 2-years-old by September 1Children are enrolled five days a week with Half Day (8:00 – 11:20 a.m.) and Full Day (8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) availability.
Additionally, we offer extended day options both in the morning and afternoon to help accommodate families and their busy schedules. Get in touch with us to learn more about enrolling your little one in our Toddler program.