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TODDLER – “I’m an explorer”

The first three years of life are the most critical in the development of human beings and their potential. The infant’s physical development is phenomenal as well as apparent and inspires our utmost care and attention. Yet a profound and less obvious development is taking place within the child. Montessori refers to the child at this period as the spiritual embryo. A second embryonic period occurs after birth during the first three years of life when the child’s intelligence is formed, when the child acquires the culture and language into which he or she is born. It is a period when the core of personality, social being and the essence of spiritual life are developed. An understanding of the child’s development and the development of the human mind allows environments to be prepared to meet the needs of the infant and foster independence, psychomotor development and language acquisition (source – AMI).

Children 18 months to 3 of age years possess a wonderful desire to explore their environment. Everything they experience, they must observe, touch, hear and say. Our toddler community is a loving and caring extension of the child’s home environment, enabling and encouraging the free and comfortable exploration essential to this age.

It is also in the toddler class where children learn basic classroom rules such as receiving a lesson, working at a table, manners, social grace and courtesy and potty training. Children become independent by learning practical life skills such as putting on their shoes, wiping a spill, pouring water, among many others. The toddler environment is the recommended foundation that makes transitioning into the primary class simple and easy.

Half day: 7:00 AM – 12 Noon • Full day 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM or optional extended hours 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

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