Montessori for Toddlers
The Montessori School offers a pre-primary class that serves children starting at twenty-four months of age. Children are encouraged to attend before starting a three-year cycle in our Primary programs. Students will explore developmentally appropriate works at their own pace in a prepared Montessori Environment. The classroom will prepare your child for the next steps in their Montessori journey. This will be lead by experienced staff who have an abundance of knowledge and are passionate about Montessori.
Young children are eager to learn from new people and experiences. Dr. Maria Montessori discovered that the most important time for learning is the period between birth and six years of age. This is when children absorb everything the environment has to offer. During this time, your child’s brain is developing more rapidly than at any other time.
It’s known that many caregivers don’t seek out a formal education program until their children have passed this crucial stage of their formative years. The Pre-Primary Program is specifically designed for this formative period to construct their foundation for self-esteem and all future development.
Pre-Primary Program's Classroom at The Montessori School
Pre-Primary Program at The Montessori School
This is the time for children to explore and discover through active play, since children learn best by doing. The routines of everyday living are the foundation of Montessori pre-primary programs. Activities promote independence, order, coordination, and concentration, as well as support social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. In addition, our educators give toddlers responsive, individualized attention to help build many skills:
Toilet Training in the Pre-Primary Program
Our staff provide an expert toilet training experience and partner with families on this life-changing development. Being fully toilet trained is a requirement for our Primary Programs, which is one of the reasons we work so hard on this skill, as well as growing their independence and facilitating developmentally appropriate communication. Toddlers who are ready to transition into the Primary Programs must be fully potty trained without having any accidents. Specifically, they are able to:
Transferring to the Primary Program