AGES 18 MONTHS - 3 YEARS OLD
Between the ages of 18 months – 3 years old, children are eager and ready to learn. Toddlers spend their days in a warm, inviting space purposefully designed to encourage social, physical, and emotional growth and awareness. Children learn practical life skills, such as preparing food, setting the table, and sitting for a meal with friends. Authentic Montessori materials offer hands-on experiences to teach foundational skills as they move towards independence.
Parents may choose from either half or full days with our five-day schedule. Regardless of the program chosen, parents can expect a curriculum that improves concentration, coordination, and a sense of order while children develop their independence.
In these fundamental years for development, the routine of everyday living is the heartbeat of the classroom.
Toddlers crave the ability to do things on their own, and we let them. Our classrooms foster a sense of belonging and independence where children feel able and capable.
Children are undeniably curious; and Starwood students are actively primed to think! Even our toddlers are on the path to become critical thinkers and future leaders.
The classroom is prepared by the teacher to encourage independence, freedom within limits, and a sense of order.
The Montessori environment encourages social interaction which teaches the child how to make a friend, and equally important, how to be a friend.
Montessori materials entice the child & prepare them for future work by organizing the mind so they can classify & understand the world around them.
The child, through individual choice, makes use of what the environment offers to develop themselves, interacting with the guide when support is needed.
Leadership at this age is in the smallest form. A child giving a lesson to a younger child, taking initiative to care for the environment and others.
Experience the magic of one of our toddler classrooms for yourself!
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