“The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind.” Dr. Maria Montessori
Appropriately sized challenges
The Toddlers Community is specifically designed for children 14 months to 2.5/3 years and takes advantage of the toddler’s natural drive to act independently. The toddlers can learn from and help each other under the careful guidance of a trained teacher and assistant. This classroom, as in all Montessori classes, provides a carefully prepared environment where children experience living in a community and participating in activities that support age appropriate development. Activities in the classroom foster independence and support speech, language, motor development and development of “I can” sense. In an environment that offers these appropriately sized challenges, children are expected to take on greater responsibility for taking care of themselves and others.