The Montessori Toddler Community is a developmentally responsive, dynamic environment where young children are free to investigate and explore their world. They engage in age-appropriate works that allows children to learn by doing and develop the independence and self-mastery that is nascent at this age.
The toddler brain develops rapidly and that’s why your toddler is always on the go! Research shows that children at this age, when they are in the right kind of learning environment, achieve higher academic and social skills throughout their lives as a result. These academic gains set the foundation for a lifetime love of learning.
The Montessori Toddler Communities are intentionally designed to meet the child’s rapidly growing emotional and cognitive abilities. This is a formative period for the development of personality, independence, trust, focus, critical analysis and problem solving. Children are free to explore by using materials that emphasize experimentation and investigation of the natural world. The materials are designed to develop sensory perception, as well as motor, language, and math skills. The Montessori Toddler Community is an important way to get a child ready for the Primary Program.
The Montessori Toddler Community is also an authentic introduction to developing positive social interactions. Grace and courtesy lessons foster sharing, taking turns, and building compassion. Activities are designed to encourage group interaction, independence, and increased self-confidence. Above all, toddlers love being in an environment that is rich in materials that they can touch and explore, and where they are surrounded by nurturing adults and engaged in making new friends!
At MSE, students from 12 months (and walking well) to three years receive all of the benefits of the Montessori Toddler Community. The Toddler Community is a five-day a week, half-day or full-day, program. At our Troutdale Campus the hours are from from 8:45am to 11:45am for half-day and 8:45am to 3:30pm for full-day, and at our Marshdale Campus the hours are from 8:15am to 11:15am for half-day and 8:15am to 3:15pm for full-day. The student/faculty ratio is 9:2 at Troutdale and 10:2 at Marshdale. The children are not expected to be toilet-trained to enroll in the program.
To learn more about the Montessori Toddler Communites at MSE, please contact us by phone at (303) 674-0093 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download our Toddler curriculum guide