We enjoyed a picnic on one of our final days together as the Toddler House community!
The Montessori Toddler House environment is designed to meet the growing and changing needs of the child from 18 to 36 months of age. The Toddler classroom includes opportunity for physical, intellectual, and emotional growth. The environment provides opportunity for development of gross motor movement which helps toddlers gain balance, coordination, and spacial awareness. Fine motor skills are developed through carefully selected activities designed to emulate the practical skills of everyday life, thus fostering independence and promoting self-esteem. Intellectual growth is fostered through experiences with materials and activities specially constructed to prepare students for further work in the areas of sensory discrimination, math, language, and the arts. All of this is accomplished by offering loving support and respect to the child, while consistently giving the child opportunities to do things on his or her own.