Toddler Program (18 months to 3 year old)
During the first three years of life, a child’s brain absorbs more information from the environment than at any other part of his lifetime. Every sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell is taken in and processed. It is an amazing, wondrous period in a tiny, complete human being’s life.
The Montessori Toddler environment provides a safe, calm, carefully designed setting for optimal learning that nurtures the physical and spiritual being. Sensory, cognitive, language, social, and cultural activities address the natural tendencies of the child’s developmental process. Toilet training is part of the program. Even at this early stage, a child is soon able to make choices for his own independence.
Montessori Toddler educators are special caregivers. They embrace a child-centered philosophy that demands a respect for the child and support for all his incredible potential. Within the safety of the prepared environment and under the watchful observation and guidance of the Montessori caregiver, the child is free to explore his new world.
We currently have one toddler classroom with an additional room opening in 2017. The child to teacher ratio in the toddler room is 6-1.
The toddler class can be 5 days or 3 days.