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Toddlers (Ages 2 and 3)
Toddlers (Ages 2-3)
This Program is for children who are two to three years old as of the first day of school. The pace is unhurried, thus supporting the child in these early strides for independence. At this time, the children are able to separate from their parents in a positive, enjoyable way and benefit from new experiences. Activities are simple and suited to the needs, interests and capabilities of very young children. The environment is designed physically for the children with educational materials at the child’s level. Goals for the class include: helping children be happy and productive, working by themselves or with others, promoting independence, respecting the environment and others, experiencing music, stories, nature study, art, and fostering both large and small muscle development. In this program parents and children learn as “steps” are taken toward maturity. The children do not need to be toilet trained to enter this program.
"Only practical work and experience lead the young to maturity."
-Dr. Maria Montessori in The Absorbent Mind