TODDLER PROGRAM (18 Mths TO 3 Yrs)
Young children between the ages of 18 months and 2.5 years are like a sponge, absorbing endless amounts of knowledge from their environment. They do this effortlessly and retain a lot of knowledge in their subconscious. Dr. Montessori identified this fertile period of cognitive development, and recognized the need for a rich, well-prepared environment just for toddlers.
“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.” – Maria Montessori.
WHY DOES ABSORBENT MINDS TAKE PRIDE IN THEIR UNIQUE TODDLER PROGRAM
Our toddler room is spacious and exclusively designed for toddlers giving them the ease to explore the environments with all their senses. The learning material is toddler-sized, attractive and inviting. The themed shelves are updated weekly giving our toddlers endless means to experience new ideas.
Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Weekly themes, Music, Drama, Crafts and outdoor nature explorations form the base of our Montessori Toddler Program. In addition our Toddlers spend time with our French teacher once a week.
The Toddler Curriculum at Absorbent Minds promotes speech and language development, instils important virtues like kindness, sharing and caring, develops fine and gross motor skills and fosters confidence and independence.
Through hands on learning experiences using all their senses toddlers learn to communicate their needs, likes and dislikes. They take pride in sorting, stacking and matching; scooping and pouring; water and sand activities; cleaning and sweeping.
Toddlers spend time outdoors every day (weather permitting); engaged in individual and group play.
Our dedicated team of kind and loving teachers are trained in early childhood development and Montessori education. Our teacher to child ratio is 1:5.
Child sized toilets and washrooms make toilet training and washroom etiquette an easy and natural process.