Toddler Community

Outstanding Developmental Experience for Young Children Ages 15 Months to 3 Years

“Education cannot be effective unless it helps a child to open up himself to life.”~ Maria Montessori

Program Overview

When a child reaches this stage, his or her curiosity is heightened and the desire to explore is expansive.  Basic motor coordination, independence and language development are fostered and individual personalities are respected.  Practical life skills such as toileting, dressing, feeding themselves and mastery of routine tasks develop fine and gross motor skills, independence, self-esteem, sense of order and a joy of learning.  Sensorial activities entice exploration and are enhanced with language as their discoveries and experiences need names. Materials are intended to inspire and awaken curiosity with even the youngest children.  Children are engaged in social learning and experiences while routines are established.

  • Breakfast and Lunch are provided by Monarch Montessori and are included in the tuition cost.
  • Parents are responsible for providing snacks and a water bottle for your child. Each classroom has a refrigerator for perishable items.
  • Indoor shoes are required (we recommend Crocs). These shoes will remain in your child’s cubby and be put on and taken off at drop off and pick up.

Toddler Schedule

A full day in the toddler environment includes a nutritious breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. The children have morning work time providing the opportunity for activities that engage fine motor manipulation, problem solving, sorting, vocabulary development and various other concepts. Children have an afternoon rest and nap time. Twice daily children play outdoors weather permitting; otherwise there is an indoor gross motor environment.

Montessori Materials

Most toddler works are self-correcting; like a puzzle, the child is able to see when a piece has not been put in right, it doesn’t fit. This builds a child’s desire for internal correction, rather than an adult telling them they did it wrong. Many of the works are simple and direct- they focus on the skill that is being refined. All of the work is hands on and engaging for the child. Montessori promotes discovery through the hands as a pathway to the mind. Children need to feel and manipulate objects to truly discover.