Age Range | Age 2 (as of December 31st)
Time | 8:45 AM – 11:15 AM, 8:45 AM – 3:30 PM, 1:45 PM – 3:30 PM
Class Days | Choice of 5 full days, 3 full days, 2 full days, 5, 3 & 2 half days.
Our Montessori Toddler Program offers very young children (ages 20 + months), a safe and loving environment in which they can explore, learn independently, and gain a healthy sense of themselves. Children at this age are working on trust, separation from their parents, language, and the early steps of socialization. Their personalities are emerging for all to see and they are beginning to both assert themselves and learn how cooperate with their peers.
The toddler curriculum is found on the easy to reach shelves from which children may choose a rich variety of activities designed to foster their growth. The environment allows for and supports independence. This frees children to explore as they wish while giving them opportunities to interact with others and learn acceptable social skills.
Language is woven into all parts of the program. Toddlers are very excited by language. Isolated photographs of common objects, and real objects, are used for learning names. Words are attached to experiences: “Would you like a sweet taste, or a sour taste?” Stories, songs, conversation, simple explanations, and questions add to their understanding.
We engage the hands and minds of our youngest students as they sort items… group items… listen to stories… pour liquids… use scoops… practice climbing… learn to take turns… gain confidence… enjoy friends… taste and smell new treats and enjoy the experience of being at school.