In our toddler class we will follow a developmentally appropriate play-based curriculum, including an introduction to basic Montessori concepts. The students will follow a structured routine that will consist of language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, Spanish, French and use of the practical life and sensorial materials.
The four classroom centers consist of: Language, Mathematics, Practical Life & Sensorial.
Various Montessori Concepts will include: grasping, spooning, pouring, dressing frames, use of tower blocks and broad stairs, ‘Order’ using the material (taking it out, using the material, putting it back in its original form).
In this class we assist with potty training.
In this area, exercises are designed to help the child develop his/her skills in health and hygiene, coordination movement, self confidence and discipline. The children are exposed to such activities as:
The Sensorial material allows the child to understand his environment through his senses. Each piece of material has one isolating quality such as color, weight, size, shape, texture, sound and smell. The exercises include:
The child is introduced to Math through the use of concrete to abstract. The following are the exercises in which the child learns the quantities and matching abstract symbols:
Many activities are designed to proceed naturally towards the development of skills for reading and writing. The child first learns the phonetic sounds of the letters which leads to building short phonetic words. The following exercises are included in language:
The children are introduced to cultural subjects which includes history, science, music and arts.