The toddler years are the time when children use their bodies, senses, and emerging problem-solving skills to learn about and make sense of their world, in ways most meaningful and effective for them.
Dr. Maria Montessori was one of the first educators to recognize the first few years of a child’s life as critical to the development of personality and intellect. Toddlers are actively seeking out information, they learn quickly and easily, and are especially interested in demonstrating independence. Our toddler classrooms allow them the freedom to learn as much as they can, as quickly as possible.
This is the time for children to explore and discover through active play, since children learn best by doing. In addition, our educators give toddlers responsive, individualized attention to help build skills in:
- Sensory and Perception
- Physical and Motor Skills
- Social and Emotional Growth
The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child’s own natural desire to learn.
– Dr. Maria Montessori