“Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.” – Dr. Maria Montessori
Experts tell us that our earliest interactions with our environment determine our ability to learn, to regulate our emotions, and to be psychologically healthy. Early childhood experiences between 0–3 years alter gene expression, shape brain architecture, and affect long-term development. The Montessori approach during these early years is a world renowned, peaceful, developmentally appropriate and practical way to support children during this precious time.
In our Toddler classroom, children explore a carefully prepared environment that satisfies their senses and curiosities while supporting the development of concentration, problem solving, self-regulation, and social responsibility. At ToTH, we care for ourselves, our friends, and our environment while we explore movement, language, geography, science and the natural world, math, music and art. Children enrolled in our bilingual morning program receive guidance in Spanish and English.
The toddler program is overseen by a credentialed Montessorian and two trained teachers. (For the 2017-18 school year, a trained Parent Volunteer serves as one of the assistants in the classroom). For the 2017-18 school year, the morning Spanish bilingual session meets from 9:00am to 12:00pm and the afternoon session meets from 2:30pm – 5:30pm. For information on school hours and admissions for the 2018-19 toddler program, please visit the links below.
The ToTH Toddler Community. The most successful Toddler programs are strong communities in which families view themselves not as patrons, but as partners. ToTH Toddler parents are supported with parent ed. nights, newsletters, conferences, social media, family events, and resources. We welcome families who are passionate about offering their toddler an authentic early Montessori experience and who are confident that our Toddler program is a good fit.