Dr. Montessori observed that the foundation for life-long learning and a happy, healthy child is developed in the first few years of life. When the basic physical, emotional and social needs of a young child are consistently, respectfully and joyfully met, the child learns to trust. Feeling safe and secure, the child can then begin to explore all the wonders of his or her own self and world. These experiences shape the child’s impressions as he or she develops and grows.
Our beautifully designed toddler environment allows movement, encourages independence and reinforces language development. With a low teacher to child ratio (1:6) our Montessori certified teachers and assistants observe and work with the children, providing guidance as the toddlers develop self-help skills. Space is provided for movement and large motor activities as well as a quieter area for manipulatives, language activities and concentrated work. Outdoor time is spent on the toddler playground and in the surrounding gardens. The prepared toddler environment, with highly qualified care-givers, provides a loving atmosphere which fosters the total growth of the 18-to 36-month-old child.
The toddler program is offered in three options: Half-Day (7:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ~ lunch at school), Full-Day (7:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) and Extended Day (7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.).