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Toddlers

18 months - 3 years

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Description

Our Toddler program, designed for children ages 18 months through 3 year of age, focus on a period of tremendous development and growth. During this stage, children develop 80% of their personality, enhance their mobility, improve their gross and fine motor skills, as well as learn they are separate individuals yet a vital part of a community. It is a critical time of development for a child. Working with the children’s natural tendencies shows them a respect for their childhood, and encourages them to enjoy learning.

Our teachers take great care in providing a nurturing, safe and comfortable atmosphere, while at the same time igniting the child’s natural curiosity in the many materials and activities offered in the classroom. Children are not required to be potty-trained to enter this program.

Dr. Montessori discovered that during the toddler time, a young child has a special aptitude for learning certain things:

  • The child is especially sensitive to order – and we build on that interest to establish good habits that last a lifetime.
  • They are able to absorb language from his environment – learning even big words easily and with pleasure – and become happier as they learn the words to express their needs, rather than needing to resort to crying or tantrums.
  • The child is eager to learn to take care of themselves, to become independent – and we guide them to learn how to do things by themselves, thereby developing their budding sense of self-efficacy.

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