Ages: 24 months to 3 years
In our Toddler Montessori Preschool, classrooms are carefully prepared to meet the needs of the children, as well as create a comfortable, aesthetically pleasing atmosphere in which they can learn.
In the toddler room, the children learn to control their bodies, and act in a calm manner. Many skills are being developed at this age, and we provide various activities each day to support their development.
In the toddler room the children learn to use the toilet and dress themselves, feed themselves using utensils, use appropriate table manners, as well as clean up after themselves after play and meal times. During circle time we work on counting (in English, and other languages), the alphabet, colors, shapes, basic sign language, build literacy skills, name recognition, days of the week, months, etc.
During work time many activities (or “jobs”) will be available to them to use to work on certain skills. Practical life activities may include: using tongs, scooping, sweeping, wiping, using pipettes, lacing, etc. Puzzles, coloring utensils, paper, and play dough are always available. Other activities might include building blocks, sandpaper letters, patterns, color recognition, etc. We also spend a portion of time outside to work on gross motor skills with tricycles, slides, swings, etc.
Sensory is always incorporated into each day’s activities. Art activities are provided once or more a week. Art activities are facilitated through large or small groups, and include painting, coloring with various materials, cutting, gluing, and other art mediums. During work time the children have the to opportunity to engage in individual, small group or large group activities that may include a demonstration on how to use certain materials.
Toddler Program Daily Schedule
|7:00 am||Arrival / Free Play||11:45 am||Lunch|
|8:55 am||Cleanup||12:00 pm||Cleanup / Potty Training|
|9:00 am||Circle Time||12:30||Nap / Quiet Table Activities (when awake)|
|9:20 am||Morning Snack||2:45 pm||Potty Training|
|9:35 am||Potty Training||3:00 pm||Afternoon Snack|
|9:50 am||Outside Time / Gross Motor Skills||3:15 pm||Activities / Free Play|
|10:45 am||Table Activities||3:45 pm||Outside TIme|
|11:00 am||Class Work (Floor & Table Montessori Activities)||4:30 – 5:30 pm||Departure / Free Play|
|11:35 am||Cleanup & Wash Hands|
Cooking is every Thursday morning after circle time.
Music is on Wednesdays from 9:15 – 9:45 am
Spanish is Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:45 – 10:00 am