Our Toddler Program is based on the respect of the child and his or her development needs. Through observation, we are able to help those in search of an activity or those in need of appropriate assistance. We refrain from doing for the children what they can do for themselves, offering opportunities to acquire the skills necessary for independence. We help the child be independent by helping them feel capable! Our Montessori classroom sets them up for success with self-correction materials and the freedom to explore their specially prepared environment. We provide a safe and secure environment, showing them we will love them unconditionally as they find their sense of self. We read to children and have a lot of books for them to explore on their own.
We avoid fantasy during the first three years so that they can develop a better sense of understanding their place in the world. Artwork is available for viewing and we expose your child to a variety of creative activities and fine art.
PRACTICAL LIFE: Toddlers want to be an active member in their community so through teaching control of movement, and care of the person and the environment in a Montessori classroom, we support their growth and development.
SENSORIAL: Through exploration of their senses, toddlers have varied and important experiences such as: smelling different essences, tasting different foods, feeling textures, differentiating sounds, and observing all the world around them.
LANGUAGE: Communication is one of most important areas of development for toddlers. They are learning new words everyday in the environment or through conversations with peers and teachers.
MATH: Order is an important area of work with toddlers. They learn sequences and prepare for academic math.
ART, MUSIC AND MOVEMENT: Creative expression and exploration are part of our daily curriculum. Music and movement support the child's development of body awareness and rhythm through line activities, finger play, songs and music activities.
GARDENING: Gardening helps to increase environmental awareness by allowing students to form a positive connection to plants, animals and the environment through hands-on experience.