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The Toddler Community
Ages 16 to 33 Months
8:45-11:45 Monday through Thursday

full-day program iconThe toddler classroom is a caring and respectful community. Children gain self-care skills through the development of their senses and concentration. The classroom is specially prepared to support the child’s quest for independence and self-confidence.

The toddler environment is very unique, tailor made for the 18-36 month old child. The chairs, sinks, tables, shelves, toilets and mirrors are all sized for the toddler. The materials are not only functional but beautiful as well. They invite the toddler and appeal to his natural curiosity. The child is able to work independently with the materials and is free to explore and move about the room. The toddler can explore many concepts such as sequence, language, sounds, shapes and forms.

Life skills such as toileting, dressing, preparing food, sweeping and setting the table are all irresistibly available.

The toddler program encourages independence, social skills, natural curiosity, learning, and positive self-esteem.

The Montessori Toddler environment is much like home. There are distinct areas for preparing and eating food, cleaning dishes, changing clothes and shoes, and toileting. In addition, there are gathering places for music, stories, individual work, and quiet moments. We emphasize language development, art, and other hand-work activities. In addition, the children build their social skills through interaction with adults and peers.

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Helping the child to become independent