• toddler

    Join our Toddler program every morning, or for three days per week if you choose.  After a morning of fun and educational activities, your child can come home for lunch and a welcome nap.  Or drop them off on your way to work and pick them up at the end of your day. Either way, your child will enjoy a day filled with experiences that meet their individual developmental needs. Children usually join the Toddler class when they are between 15 and 18 months old. When a child is nearing 3 years of age and is fully toilet trained, we watch for signs of readiness to move them up to the Primary class.

    Toddlers are busy all day, exploring the various areas of the classroom.  This is a wonderful advantage over what you can provide in your home, with many more choices, and opportunities to learn to share space with other Toddlers.  Our teachers are specially trained to teach social skills like taking turns, saying “please” and “thank you”, putting things away, and taking care of the materials.

    Practical Life.  A variety of washing and water pouring choices.  Dressing frames help them learn to dress and undress themselves practicing buttons, buckles, zippers, velcro, and snaps.

    Language.  Toddlers vocabulary explodes between 18 months and 3 years.  We begin to help them recognize beginning sounds and rhymes, skills that will help them to read later.  We also expose them to different objects such as animal figures so they can learn their names.  We also provide a library that children can use at any time to sit and look at books.

    Math.  This is an age where the concept of counting begins.  We practice counting, and expose them to numbers to build their early math skills.  

    Sensorial. Our sensorial activities introduce shapes and colors, as well as sounds, textures, sizes and temperatures, to stimulate their senses and label their experiences.  These materials also introduce the concept of sorting, for example from small to large, or by color or shape.  Children learn to pay attention to what their senses are telling them, and to use that information to create a sense of order in their world.

    It may sound like work, and we use the term “work” to refer to their activities, but the children really enjoy their time.  Because our program is child led, your child will build a strong sense of confidence and independence.  Children are happy to arrive, once they move past the separation process, and often walk away from parents to greet their fellow students when they come in the door.

    Outside play and other large motor activities are important for Toddlers who are developing their balance, and awareness and control of their bodies.  They learn to walk, run, and march, jump on two feet and on one, raise their arms over their heads and touch their toes.

    Whether your child attends only for the morning, or for the whole day, they will have a wonderful experience with loving teachers.  Come see for yourself; schedule a tour.


    • Ryan Murtha
      Montessori Infant and Toddler Teacher

      Ryan Murtha

      Montessori Infant and Toddler Teacher

      Ryan has an American Montessori Society (AMS) teaching credential in Infants and Toddlers. He has many years of experience assisting in Montessori toddler classes, and completed his teacher training in 2017.
      He enjoys the peacefulness involved in implementing the Montessori Method with toddlers, and he is especially valued for the calm demeanor he maintains with the children. Ryan has a passion and commitment for Dr. Montessori’s method and philosophy. One of the key elements of the Montessori philosophy is that the children respond to the environment that the teacher creates; children’s behavior (or misbehavior) is rooted in the environment.  Ryan has created a classroom that encourages learning, where children feel safe to explore work that stimulates their interests.

      When he is not in school he enjoys reading and writing, spending time with his family, and spending time out in nature with his dogs. He is also interested in digital preservation.

    • Daisy Mitsopoulou
      Montessori Toddler Assistant

      Daisy Mitsopoulou

      Montessori Toddler Assistant

      Daisy has worked for us as a Montessori Toddler Assistant since 2013. She is a certified preschool and infant/toddler teacher. She really enjoys working with the younger children, admiring their energy and their curiosity. Everything is new to Toddlers.

      Daisy has five children of her own, and when she is not in school, she likes to spend time with them and her husband.

    • Estella Pautrat
      Infant/Toddler Teacher

      Estella Pautrat

      Infant/Toddler Teacher

      Estella is a certified preschool teacher and has worked with us since 2015. She is especially valued for the calm demeanor she maintains with the children. Estella works in our Infant/Toddler community, helping out where needed.

      Estella also works with older children with special needs. When she’s not working, she enjoys traveling.

    • Full Day
      6:30am to 6:30pm
      • $1,728
    • Five Mornings
      8:30am - Noon
      • $881
    • Three Mornings
      Mon Wed Fri
      • $593
    • Two Mornings
      Tues Thurs
      • $481
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