Our Montessori Toddler Community offers children ages 15 months to approximately 36 months opportunities to explore their independence and connection to the world using their extraordinary capacity for learning.
The Montessori toddler environment is set up much like a home, with distinct areas for eating snack, changing clothes, toileting, group activities, individual work and quiet moments.
The first three years of life are a time of very rapid personal development. Furthermore, the child of this age lives in the moment. The Montessori Toddler Community responds to both of these developmental traits by adapting itself, moment by moment, to the changing needs of each child.
The child enters the Montessori Toddler Community when she is walking steadily. Entering this community of nine to eleven peers, she takes on a new role. Offered new experiences and opportunities, she explores her own capabilities and grows with each challenge. She builds her self-esteem through both successes and failures in a supportive community.
The daily schedule in a Montessori Toddler Community is both simple and predictable, in keeping with the way children at this age experience the passage of time. The children come to rely on the order of the day and develop an internal awareness of what comes next. Through this order children experience great independence, success in toileting, and trust in the environment and adults.