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 amArrival / Free Play11:45 amLunch
8:55 amCleanup12:00 pmCleanup / Potty Training
9:00 amCircle Time12:30Nap / Quiet Table Activities (when awake)
9:20 amMorning Snack2:45 pmPotty Training
9:35 amPotty Training3:00 pmAfternoon Snack
9:50 amOutside Time / Gross Motor Skills3:15 pmActivities / Free Play
10:45 amTable Activities3:45 pmOutside TIme
11:00 amClass Work (Floor & Table Montessori Activities)4:30 – 5:30 pmDeparture / Free Play
11:35 amCleanup & 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

Where to Find Us

A Developing Mind Montessori Elementary School

1301 East 3rd Ave.
Post Falls, Idaho


The Circle of Care Developmental Preschool

3755 E. Covington Ave.
Post Falls, Idaho


Office: 208.777.1600
Fax: 208.777.1616

School Hours

Open Monday through Friday 7am-5:30pm.

We are closed for holidays, please see our calendar for specific dates. We are open year round but do not hold regular class academics during the summer and regular school breaks. Instead, during those times, we are open regular hours but run “Camp” style programs.

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