The toddler room is designed to introduce children ages 18 to 36 months to a Montessori classroom with materials specifically designed to meet their developmental needs. The Montessori toddler classroom aims to nurture the young child’s budding independence while maintaining respect to self, others, and the environment. In the toddler room, children are provided a safe, warm, and carefully prepared space to explore and discover. Our unique location in the Western Mountains provides us with ample opportunities to connect children with the natural world around them. Our school has a large, fenced-in outdoor play space, raised garden and flower beds, and an outdoor classroom, in addition to an extensive trail network just across the street. We will spend time outdoors, and we will bring the outdoors into our classroom.
Our toddler program is offered Monday-Friday from 7:30-5:00pm, with 3, 4, or 5 full day enrollment options. Children must be 18 months old to be enrolled, and will look to graduating into the primary program when they approach their third birthday.
Want to learn more about the Montessori environment and toddlers? Here are a few resources we recommend:
-Simone Davies, author of “The Montessori Toddler” and a Montessori toddler guru, has a wonderful Instagram account with tips and tricks for understanding toddlers and a peak into her beautiful toddler classroom in the Netherlands. She also has a wealth of knowledge on her website, including a great post “Is Montessori right for my toddler?”
-American Montessori Society : Both of our lead teachers in our toddler room are certified through the American Montessori Society—a highly regarded Montessori teacher-training program that is internationally recognized. This website has links to all kinds of Montessori information, including resources for parents, teachers, and schools.
-Nichole Holtvluwer, an American Montessori International trained toddler teacher who has started her own toddler programs and is a Montessori consultant, has a wonderful Instagram account with more great tips on toddlers!
INTERESTED IN ENROLLING IN THE TODDLER PROGRAM?
Visit the enrollment process page to see your next steps, including meeting our staff and setting up a classroom visit!
Visit the admissions page for program prices and enrollment forms.