18 MONTHS – 36 MONTHS
Monday thru Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. or 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Our Toddler program provides an opportunity for young children to experience a social setting away from home and parents. Here they learn to function in a group of peers, and begin to build trust in their own abilities. This Montessori experience is a comfortable first step away from home and into the larger community. A home visit by the teacher for each family encourages a smooth and positive separation for the child on the road to becoming more independent.
Guided by an experienced and certified Montessori teacher along with an assistant, the environment is prepared especially for the young child with materials for language development, practical life and sensory skills predominating. These exercises encourage concentration, independence, sensitivity to one’s surroundings and awareness to order. These experiences form the base upon which the sequence of advanced Montessori materials builds. Our cozy, home-like environment helps to ensure that this first school experience is one of gentle transition as the young child is carefully guided toward independent, self-directed learning. Parents, staff and children also work together on learning to use the toilet as readiness arises.