2-Day Toddler Program
- For 2.0 - 2.7 year olds as of September 1
- Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am - noon
- Ratio: 1:4
Our 2-Day Toddler Program contains all the components necessary to give children an enriching start to their school experience. Based primarily on developing the prerequisite social skills, such as sharing and communicating, needed for the advanced work of our 5-Day program. Children also receive enhanced Montessori instruction in literacy, math, practical life skills, science, and more.
This program is for children who are 2.0 - 2.7 years old by the start of the school year. The class meets twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9:00am-12:00pm (no extended day options for this program).
Our toddler classroom has the added bonus of a very cozy loft, which acts as an arena for fantasy play and dress-up activities, as well as a class library that offers a variety of age-appropriate fiction and informational books.
3-Day Toddler Program
- For 2.8 - 3.2 year olds as of September 1
- Meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00am - noon
- Ratio: 1:5
The 3-Day Toddler Program is founded on Montessori principles which include design of the classroom, the teacher as a facilitator, and extended work periods. We employ traditional Montessori materials, modern educational materials and some teacher-made materials. They include sensorial materials to incite the senses; practical life materials to refine fine motor skills; language activities to develop letter-sound recognition; math materials to learn counting, ordination, and beginning addition/subtraction. Our program also contains an abundance of manipulatives, such as blocks; art activities, painting, collaging, and drawing; science projects, watching caterpillars turn into butterflies; a wealth of books and a very cozy loft, which acts as an area for fantasy play and dress-up activities.
A typical day in the 3-Day Toddler Program consists of at least two or three circle times, one for attendance, one for a Montessori demonstration, one for a song or movement activity; one extended Work Time, a free choice period where children choose their own work and teachers work with small groups and individuals; an Outdoor Time, on our rooftop playground; a Book Time, where children can look at books and/or hear one read to them; and a nutritious snack.
Extended day program options are available for this program.
Toddlers' program SCHEDULE
9:00-9:10 Arrival/Work Time
9:10-9:20 Morning Circle (morning song, weather, jobs)
9:20-10:00 Terrace Playground or Indoor Play Room
10:00-10:30 Snack/Quiet Book Time
10:30- 10:50 Montessori Demo/Cooking/Science/Art
10:50-11:30 Work Time
11:30-11:55 Music and Movement/Yoga
11:55-12:00 Goodbye song/Dismissal