Infant/Toddler

Care of Self
Care of Self
Outdoor Play
Outdoor Play
Independence
Independence
Practical Life
Practical Life
Group Time
Group Time
Movement
Movement
Peer Mentoring
Peer Mentoring
Work Time
Work Time
Music
Music
Learning to speak...is a most impressive further step along the path of independence … Learning to walk is especially significant, not only because it is supremely complex, but because it is done in the first year of life.” — Maria Montessori

The Infant/Toddler program offers different starting points for your child’s Montessori journey as young as 6 months through age three. The traditional three-year cycle is divided into one-year classes. The wide range of development at this age, however, provides each classroom with a mixed-age experience. Children with more developed verbal skills mentor their friends. Children who are walking motivate those who aren't yet.

Classrooms are thoughtfully planned to enhance children's independence. The furniture and materials — even the sinks and toilets — are toddler-sized. Children explore the classroom and materials, moving from activity to activity as they like. If they choose to spend extended time in a concentrated work, they will not be interrupted.

Maria Montessori recognized that a young child's work is play. This way, meaning and dignity are given to a toddler's learning. We believe that giving these youngest learners time, freedom and respect creates a foundation for lifelong learning.

Parents & Infants

Ages 9-15 months

Parents & Children

Ages 16-24 months

Children

Ages 16-36 months

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