Our Toddler Program, for ages 2 to 3 years, provides an individualized and developmentally appropriate program that is designed to enhance each child’s natural love of learning, independence, and self-discipline. Our approach promotes and optimizes the intellectual, emotional, physical, and social development of each child.
Central to the Montessori philosophy is the notion that young children possess an innate drive to explore and learn about their world through systematically and purposefully investigating their environment.
Our carefully arranged environment and Montessori materials cultivate the toddler’s curious and independent nature, supporting their intrinsic quest for autonomy.
With toddler sized furniture and a full complement of Montessori materials, our environment speaks to the child’s need for discovery. The quintessential toddler questions of “What is this, what does it do, and how can I use it?” are answered as they manipulate the various materials.
The activities offered are suited for the needs, interests, and capabilities of very young children. The pace is unhurried and the children are provided the opportunity to be occupied with an activity for an uninterrupted period of time. When a child is ready for a new activity, a teacher is ready to give attention to that child.
Our program features several Montessori based elements including:
- Language Development
- Grace and Courtesy
- Number Sense
- Practical Life Including Potty Training
- Development of Social and Emotional Skills
- Pre-school Preparation
- Music and Movement
As teachers observe each child’s development, the child is subtly and strategically enticed or guided toward progressively more complex materials and skills.
Just prior to two years of age, children begin making great strides toward independence. The child of this age must orient him/herself in an unfamiliar world and establish a sense of trust and in their surroundings. They need stimulation, logical limits, flexibility, and support.
- We aim to cultivate the toddler’s curious and independent nature while supporting their intrinsic quest for autonomy.
- We seek to connect your child to the environment and to serve as a guide to self-discovery.
- We focus on the whole child and promote intellectual, emotional, physical and social development.
- We provide opportunities to develop new friendships and to interact with adults in a loving and nurturing environment.
- We provide age-appropriate Montessori materials that support the child’s developmental interests and needs.
All activities emphasize active engagement and are suited to the capabilities of the very young child. Our toddler program aims to foster early life skills, good learning habits, independence, language development, motor control, social development, constructive conflict resolution, respect for the environment and a positive attitude toward school and learning.