"Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed."
~Maria Montessori 
Toddler Program (2 years)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the first 3 years of life, your child develops more rapidly than at any other time. During this phase, your child absorbs large amounts of information from the environment through observation and experiences. These are the years that lay the foundation for later learning—and the stronger the foundation; the more the child will be able to build upon it  (AMI, "What is Toddler Montessori?").

Lupine Montessori's Toddler program combines Montessori curriculum with early learning standards to offer a fun, loving and engaging program for our youngest students. Learning objectives for your child at this age include developing skills such as language, concentration, problem solving, visual discrimination, and physical coordination. Activities promote independence, order, coordination, and concentration, as well as support social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. These learning activities include:

  • Self-care: washing, dressing, toileting, and eating, according to each child’s individual capacity

  • Care of the environment: cleaning, food preparation and food service

  • Large-motor activities (indoors and out): walking, climbing, running, jumping, balancing, climbing steps, and outdoor play

  • Fine-motor skills: reaching, grasping, picking up objects, transferring objects, using tools and utensils, doing art work

  • Language: naming objects, describing actions and intentions, discussing pictures, conversation, music, and singing

  • Social skills: developing manners through interactions with peers, teachers, and adult-led small group games

*We are currently adding toddlers to our waiting list, please contact us for more information or an enrollment packet.