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Toddler Classroom

8:30 am – 3:15 pm, Five days per week
Age Range: Two to three years old

Your child will grow more rapidly between birth and age three than any other time in their life. In our joyful and loving Montessori toddler classroom curiosity, creativity and confidence are nurtured and the inner drive for understanding becomes a love of learning that will last a lifetime. Care of the self, care of the environment, gross and fine motor development, rich language development and social/emotional learning are all cultivated in the toddler classroom. Toddlers build independence and concentration through purposeful work. Social skills are built when children interact with peers, learning empathy, grace and courtesy while becoming able to identify and verbalize feelings and needs. Toddlers spend one year in this classroom and transfer directly into one of our two primary classrooms the following school year.

Daily Schedule

7:30 – 8:45

Morning Care

Children will enjoy their breakfast (if brought from home), help with animal care, relax with a book, or have free choice of the open-ended materials reserved for our extended care students.

 

8:45 – 9:00

Parents Drop Off Child to a Warm Welcome

 

9:00 – 10:00

Recess – Free Outdoor Playtime

 

10:00 – 10:30

Bathroom Break, Snack Time

 

10:30 – 12:00

Uninterrupted Montessori Work Block

Child-led exploration of the Montessori curriculum

Individual and small group lessons

Child enjoys a healthy snack (supplied by school)

 

12:00 – 12:30

Lunch

Child enjoys a healthy lunch (brought from home)

 

12:30 – 1:00

Pack Up and Clean Up

Nap Transition – Diapers/Toileting

 

1:00 – 2:45

Nap Time

 

2:45 – 3:00

Dismissal Transition

 

3:00 – 3:15

Fond Farewell and Pick-up Time

 

3:15 – 6:00

Afternoon Care

Child enjoys a healthy snack (brought from home)

Outdoor gross motor play

Option to participate in special group activities such as art projects, yoga, cooking, music, etc.

Free play: children choose between blocks, dramatic play, art, puzzles and games, etc.