The Montessori toddler program (also called "Infant Community") is designed to give children ages 18 months to 3 years a warm, nurturing environment, where they are supported in taking their first steps toward independence. Providing a “home away from home,” our toddlers learn and grow individually, while also participating in cooperative group play and learning with other children. Each day presents an opportunity for strengthening language skills, refining gross and fine motor skills, and learning to work and play in a beautiful community setting.
The classroom is a beautifully prepared environment designed specifically for the very young child. Under the warm guidance of our AMI Montessori-trained lead teacher and her assistant, our toddlers engage in practical life pursuits, such as gardening, dressing, and cooking, as well as art, Spanish, music, and conversation. Independence is fostered by allowing children to choose from a variety of activities that they can accomplish with success. The daily practice of these activities enhances the child’s ability to communicate with confidence, move with grace, and develop self-reliance.
Children attend our toddler community 5 days a week (Mon-Fri) either for half-day (8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.) or full-day (8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.). Extended care for toddlers is available until 4:00 p.m.