TODDLER CLASS

18 months - 36 months

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Since children learn best through hands-on activities, our toddler classroom is designed to allow children opportunities to explore and discover through active play. In addition, our teachers give toddlers responsive, individualized attention to help build skills in areas of social and emotional growth, motor skills and body management, language, sensory and perception, as well as self-care skills.

  • Hot nutritious lunch is included in tuition. Children practice table manners, graces and courtesies, as well as nutrition and hygiene.
  • We employ Montessori certified teachers.
  • Weekly Spanish and music enrichment programs are included in tuition.
  • We provide help with potty-training as the child is ready.
  • We provide indoor and outdoor play space.

MIXED AGES

Our toddler environment combines ages 18 months through 3 years. Children learn from one another through observation and interaction. Multi-age grouping helps children develop a sense of community, as well as supports social development, builds self-confidence, and allows for collaborative learning. Curriculum and materials are multidimensional and concrete, so they re-explore the same materials at different levels. When the materials are used often and at different levels, the opportunities for learning are endless.

ACADEMICS

Practical life is one of the most important areas of a Montessori education. Through daily practice and repetition of practical life activities, the children are indirectly building a sense of order and concentration levels, gaining body coordination, and learning independence.

SENSORIAL

Sensorial helps to refine the child’s five major senses through use of materials designed to develop cognitive skills, and help children classify and order impressions. This is accomplished by touching, seeing, smelling, tasting, listening, and exploring all the physical properties of their environment.

LANGUAGE

Language development is vital to all human development. The Montessori classroom is rich in oral language opportunities, allowing the child to experience conversation, poetry, stories, and songs. The materials in the language area of a Montessori toddler classroom range from pre-writing activities such as puzzles with knobs, to writing activities like tracing. The children also practice visual discrimination activities such as matching exercises, and build nomenclature through circle time activities and story time.

MATHEMATICS

Mathematical activities help children learn and understand the concepts of math by manipulating concrete materials. The work helps children acquire a solid understanding of basic mathematical principles, and prepares them for later abstractive reasoning.