Half-Day Montessori Toddler Program (ages 18 to 33 months)
Toddlers need an environment planned and organized in such a way that is developmentally appropriate for them, and one that is not a miniature or watered down preschool. They also need stability and consistency in order to learn to separate easily.
Our Toddler Program’s curriculum satisfies all of these needs, and reinforces the importance of separation, forming new attachments, and exploring. In a Montessori class for toddlers, learning occurs when the children participate in daily routines that include self-care and care of the environment. Dr. Montessori identified five “sensitive periods” in a toddler’s development:
- Social Interaction
- Cognitive Exploration
One of the roles of the toddler teacher is to plan and maintain an environment that will help to encourage and nurture this development. Hands-On Montessori’s toddler program offers an atmosphere that shows evidence of unconditional love, safety, and acceptance. The classroom offers a variety of interesting things for the children to look at, explore and experience. We offer a consistent routine without adhering to a rigid time schedule. We follow the rhythmic patterns of the individual toddlers in our classroom.
Toddler Schedule (8:00 – 11:30 AM)
- Two-Day Program: Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Three-Day Program: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
- Five-Day Program: Monday to Friday
Hands-On Montessori School is a community of children, families and teachers dedicated to inspiring and nurturing the development of each student’s independence, self-confidence, self respect, and creativity, enabling each child to reach his/her full potential as a global citizen and life-long learner.
Since 2003, our reputation and convenient location have allowed us to serve families along the Route 95/495 corridor, including Braintree, Bridgewater, Canton, Dover, Easton, Foxboro, Franklin, Mansfield, Medfield, Millis, Norfolk, North Attleboro, Norton, Norwood, Plainville, Providence, Rehoboth, Sharon, Walpole, West Bridgewater, Westwood and Wrentham.