The Montessori School offers a Toddler Program for children between the approximate ages of 14 months to 2-1/2 years. Children are accepted into the program on the basis of age and parental commitment.
The purpose of our work with very young children is to aid their development according to the very specific needs of this age group. Acquisition of language and the development of movement are major efforts of very young children. In a warm and trusting atmosphere, children may work/play, exploring through special materials and activities designed to help them move, speak, and function independently and joyfully. The children’s sense of self and understanding that they are part of a caring community are fostered. The social development of the children is impressive as they show a much greater awareness, tenderness and helpfulness with each other than is usually credited to such young children.
The Toddler Program is a 5-day per week program, from 8:45 a.m. until noon. Lunch and afternoon naptime extension to this program are also available.