Our toddler program offers many opportunities for children to grow, learn and explore in a respectful and nurturing environment that supports their needs. The various activities help toddlers develop a sense of independence and responsibility, to refine their fine and gross motor skills and to develop strength, coordination and balance. This work will be continued as they progress to the Casa classroom
Children remove footwear and coats proceed to their cubbies and put on indoor shoes
Snack time: 8:30 am
Work Time: 8:35 am – 9:15 a.m
Children choose their own work, with guidance if necessary. Teachers make individual or small group presentations and respond to children’s needs as they arise.
Story-telling, vocabulary building, rhythmic language, self-expression, books, interaction with teachers and with other children
Gross and fine motor exploration and experience, refinement of hand movement, manipulation of objects in the environment
Experiencing looking after one’s self and one’s environment, indoors and out, learning fundamental grace and courtesy
Scribbling, painting, gluing, clay work
This is a community affair led by teachers, with preparation and clean up worked into the activity.
Singing, rhythm work, listening, movement and playing simple instruments
Outdoors 9:20 am (approximately) (weather permitting)
Departure 11:30 am (half day students only)
Full day children: Lunch 11:30-12:00
Lunch routine including clean up, washroom and story time.
Nap Time 12:00pm – 2:15 pm
Quiet time for children who are awake.
Snack 2:20 pm
P.M Children departure time: 3:00 p.m
Please ensure your child arrives consistently on time – to enable and maintain a regular routine and benefit from the Montessori work cycle. Please ensure that your child arrives by 9 a.m. so your child will start the day with their peers, and avoid disruption to the program. If you are arriving later than 9.00 a.m. please allow a teacher to escort your child to class to avoid any disruption to the routine of the other children. Please call the Montessori if your child will be late or absent to avoid unnecessary calls to your home or workplace. The Montessori closes at 6:00 p.m – If you are not on time to pick up your child by 6 p.m. a $20 late fee will be charged per half hour or part thereof is charged per child. If you arrive before 7:00 a.m. a $20 fee will also be implemented.