18 MONTHS – 36 MONTHS

Tuesday thru Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.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.

…leadership, curiosity, initiative, appreciation for the natural environment, and empathy for others

We looked at every Montessori school with an elementary program when selecting a school for our daughters. When our daughter first visited MSLG for the day she said, “It feels just like home.” MSLG provides the best of a home schooling experience with the added benefits of a robust school community and high quality Montessori teachers and materials. Students are supported in their individual learning paths and receive guidance to become their own best selves. Now that both our children have graduated from MSLG, we can clearly see the qualities the environment help instill: leadership, curiosity, initiative, appreciation for the natural environment, and empathy for others. They not only received a great academic start but have developed skills that will help them become strong contributing members in the world at large for the rest of their lives.

Jennifer Currier, Parent