Being two years old is a wondrous milestone in a child's life! Two year-olds are discovering they are separate individuals, developing self-awareness, exploding into language, and fortifying their physical prowess every day.
September 2018 Enrollment
This program is designed to gently introduce two year-olds to the experience and community of a school environment.
A cozy classroom welcomes each child. The space is carefully prepared to meet the needs of the developing two year-old, with inviting materials and activities that are are accessible at the child's level and a small child-to-teacher ratio of 5:1.
Led by Montessori-certified teachers specializing in infant-toddler care, our Twos Program encourages two year-olds to observe, question, and seek answers. The curriculum focuses on enriching vocabulary, building receptive and expressive language skills, and fostering self-awareness and socialization. Children are free to move around the classroom and select materials and activities that pique their interest. Teachers guide rather than instruct. They engage children with classroom materials, model grace and courtesy, and gently encourage two year-olds as they establish everyday life skills, such as feeding themselves snack, cleaning up, and using the toilet.
Movement and music are interwoven into daily classroom activities, beginning with morning circle. Physical activity is also promoted by opportunities to play on our 3,000 square foot terrace playground and playscape, where active two year-olds can enjoy each other's company and develop their large motor skills.
To be eligible for September 2019 enrollment, your child's date of birth must fall between January 1, 2017 and September 1, 2017.
We offer flexible scheduling options to meet your child's needs. Our Twos Program begins at 9:00 a.m. with two dismissal options: 12:00 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. You may opt to enroll your child for two, three or five days a week for the duration of the school year.
Five Weekdays | Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $21,774
9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | $24,348
Three Weekdays | Monday - Wednesday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $13,790
9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | $15,364
Two Weekdays | Tuesday & Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $10,453
9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | $11,503
TWOs PROGRAM ADD-ON OPTIONS
The greeting hour takes place between 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m. Parents/caregivers are welcome to arrive with their toddlers at any time during the greeting hour and spend time with their children in the classroom before class begins at 9:00 a.m. If parents/caregivers wish to drop off their child in the classroom between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m., they may use our Early Birds option for a nominal fee of $15/hour.
If you need to take advantage of our Early Birds option for the entirety of the school year, you may enroll for an added fee. The annual costs for Early Birds are as follows:
Five Weekdays | $1,944
Three Weekdays | $1,166
Two Weekdays | $778
Lunch with friends
Children enrolled in our Twos Program may be picked up at 12:00 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. Extended hours beyond the 1:30 p.m. dismissal option are not available for children in the Twos Program.
Children who stay until 1:30 p.m. have lunch with their friends in the classroom and enjoy storytime or rest.
Each year, MMS is able to offer a limited number of partial financial aid awards. Funding is provided by the fundraising efforts of Morningside Montessori families. To be considered for aid, you must complete the financial aid application process.
Please note that, due to our limited funds, we are unable to distribute financial aid for the Two Weekday option in our Twos Program.
To learn more about how to apply for financial aid, click here.