Toddler: 1 to 2 Years Old

Children who are now comfortably walking move to the toddler environment that fits their growing physical needs and to achieve independence. Practical life activities (i.e. washing windows, sponging tables, sweeping crumbs, threading, etc.) help develop motor skills. There are realistic miniature objects for naming and describing to enforce language development. Social interaction with other children becomes important to develop their sense of social grace and courtesy and refines their communication skills. Also, piano and strings are introduced to nurture their love of music.

Toddler Room Schedule
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM School opens / Drop off
8:00 AM - 8:40 AM Morning work cycle
8:40 AM - 9:00 AM Outside playtime / Playground
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Morning work cycle
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Group time / Music with Ms. Mariela
10:50 AM - 11:05 AM Outside / Walking on the line
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM Wash hands / Prepare for lunch
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Lunch time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Nap time
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Afternoon work cycle
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM Snack time
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM Story time
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Class dismissal / Pick up
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Aftercare / School closed
* Toddler Class Schedule is subject to change daily due to weather and needs of children *

Multi-age Classroom

In a Montessori prepared environment, children are mixed in ages, within a three year development span (Infants/Toddler - Birth to 3 years, Primary - 3 years to 6 years, and Elementary - 6 years to 9 years). Mixing ages enables the older, more socially advanced and capable children to become role models for the younger ones. A feeling of community develops as younger children are aided by older ones and as older children learn patience, nurturance, and an appreciation for other perspectives through their experiences with younger children. Chronological age grouping of children, like traditional education does, fosters leadership based on outgoing personalities. In our Primary classroom, even the shyest 5 year old is looked up to as a leader by the younger children and asked for his help and assistance.