Pre-Primary Curriculum: Ages 2 to 3 Years
The toddler class size is small and inviting to make it feel like home for the youngest child. It represents a period of self-development, learning self-help skills, and preparation for the Primary Program. The class is designed to assist the child toward independence, social awareness, respect, and the development of motor skills and language.
Through song, dance, and freedom of choice, the toddlers have access to a variety of large muscle activities that offer them opportunities to jump, climb, balance, crawl, and skip. These exercises, as well as creative art activities, are offered as choices for each child. This freedom in a safe place is crucial to the toddler program. However, it is tempered by two important limits that will be beneficial for a lifetime — respect for others and respect for the environment.
The areas covered in a Montessori environment in our toddler program are listed below.