Toddler Community (18 months to 3 years)
The Toddler environment provides a calm, neutral, quiet background that encourages and supports learning in children aged 18 months and 3 years.
Dr Montessori stated that young children process (absorb) everything through their senses. Our Montessori Toddler community is designed to minimise things that may over-stimulate and distract. It provides a home-like, loving environment where a child’s abilities and needs are respected and met. Over the course of one or two years, the children grow together into a close-knit, caring community.
Our Montessori Toddler community is made up mostly of Practical Life materials, as there is a considerable overlap in Practical Life and Language activities at this age. So many Practical Life activities increase fine motor skills and hand/eye coordination, which are essential later for reading and writing.
Our Toddler programme is an excellent preparation for the Children’s House. The children learn the expectations of the Montessori environment and fine-tune their concentration, coordination, language skills, and ability to work within a community of their peers.