The Montessori Toddler Community, also known as the Young Children’s Community offers children 18 months –2 ½ years opportunities to explore their own capabilities and to develop independence within a supportive environment. Our Young Children’s community provides a nurturing place for young children to begin their “education for life”.
A Young Children’s environment is a space designed for the developmental needs of this age group – from the size of the furniture, to the activities provided, to the emotional support and guidance given. The classroom is set up very much like a home with distinct areas for food preparation, changing clothes, toileting, group activities, individual activities and quiet moments.
The teacher is a Montessori trained professional, certified for the toddler age group, and accomplished in recognizing and nurturing the specific developmental needs of this unique phase. The ratio for this community is 1:5. The head teacher and assistants provide the love, patience, warmth, and respect necessary for the toddler to feel safe and thrive within this community.