“The greatness of the human personality begins at the hour of birth.” ~ Maria Montessori
General Information About the Toddler Program
The toddler environment is a nurturing place for the child to begin what Montessori referred to as the “Education for Life”. Our toddler community welcomes children ages 18 months to 36 months. This is a good opportunity for your child to begin attending school if you are interested in a program that can stimulate and begin socialization skills. Children are able to separate from their parents in a positive enjoyable way and benefit from new experiences where their needs are met in a loving and secure atmosphere.
Our beautiful Montessori classroom and materials aid in the child’s desire for knowledge and growing independence. Toddlers enjoy freedom of movement and choice to explore the specially prepared environment that is characterized by order, simplicity, and beauty. In the toddler program, practical life activities are particularly emphasized as they give children the chance to develop skills to care for themselves and the environment.
The goals for our toddler community are: to help the children work by themselves and with each other, to promote independence and language acquisition, and to emphasize respect for the environment, self and others. The Montessori classroom also allows the children to experience music, stories and art while promoting large and small motor development. Along the way, we help your child to succeed in toilet training. Smiles and hugs are part of our everyday activities, too!