Understanding that when an object is out of sight it is still in existence
In a language rich environment vocabulary introduction is emphasized, individual letter sounds are taught phonetically and rhyming sounds are introduced
Introduction to the concepts of quantity, sorting, matching quantity to number, sequencing
Building life skills that can be applied in the home
Teaching acceptance of one another, compassion, social skills, overcoming conflicts, empathy and diversity
Focuses on developing the senses with the goal of helping the child cultivate a sense of order, ability to discriminate size and order. Children develop the skills of logic, order and to make classifications.
Practiced skills are used to prepare snacks
Children learn how to take care of their environment with child size sweepers, mops, cloths to clean up spills and flower arranging
Refinement of fine motor skills and problem solving are developed through interaction with manipulative materials
Introduction of various art mediums for free expression and creation
Toddlers need to move is met with gross motor apparatus within the classroom that can be used at any time during the work cycle
Toddlers become aware of their bodies throughout their time in the classroom and this includes learning how to use the toilet. The toilet learning process is a close partnership between classroom and school at a time when the child shows all the signs of readiness for toilet learning.
8:30-10:45 Uninterrupted Montessori Work Cycle & Snack
10:45-11:00 Circle Time
11:00-11:30 Outside Time/Gross Motor Activities
12:30 End of Day