“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 classrooms, 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.
ToTH has two toddler classrooms, one for children attending full-time, five days-a-week (830am – 6:00pm), and one for children attending part-time, five days-a-week (either 9:15am – 12:15pm or 2:30pm – 5:30pm). The toddler classrooms are each led by a credentialed lead guide and a trained assistant. A Montessori-trained Spanish teacher also gives daily lessons in each classroom.
To arrange a visit to our classroom or inquire about enrollment for 2020-2021, please contact Ila Furman, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Visit our school. To schedule a tour of the classroom, which is located in a secure first floor suite in the newly built Arthur Capper Community Center at 1000 5th Street SE in Navy Yard/Capitol Hill, or to inquire about enrollment, please contact our Admissions Director, Ila Furman, at Ila@toddlersonthehill.org.