18 months - 3 years old
Our toddler community is dedicated to meeting the developmental needs of children ages 18 months through 3 years old. Maria Montessori's philosophies come to life through a prepared environment that showcases respect for the child as they grow and create. Children are encouraged to develop independence through practical life play, including a focus on care of self and care of the environment. They learn through play while exploring sensorial materials, art, and music, instilling a life-long love of learning. The environment is language-rich, with adults using proper nomenclature rather than baby talk so that the children are exposed to and develop a broad vocabulary. Adults also support toddlers in communicating with each other. A range of books allows children to explore on their own or read aloud with an adult. In this learning environment, children work independently, observe others, explore freely, and express their curiosity and creativity.