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Toddlers
 
 

| Toddlers | Pre-Schoolers | School Readiness |

Our toddler class is made up of a maximum number of 20 children ranging from 18 months to 3 years who are able to walk independently and are able to speak, even if it’s just a few words.

Within this small and loving environment is our specially qualified Montessori teacher and 2 assistants whose roles are to guide and support the toddlers throughout the day, instilling in each child a sense of independence, order and a love for learning.

As this is the toddler’s first big step towards independence from home, the classroom environment is always clean and ready for the learners long before they arrive at school. The organisation of the toddler classroom is carefully planned out and is a reflection of calm, peace and order. The ability of a child to learn is made much easier when the environment is orderly and a routine is consistently followed. This presents the toddlers with limitless opportunities for stress free interaction, stimulation and fulfilment. The toddler develops his attention span, co-ordination, independence and sense of security while actively being involved in activities and games, individually or in groups.

Sandton montessori Pre-School bunny class.Sandton montessori Pre-School bunny class.

They are given opportunities and handed carefully planned and structured work that allows them to explore a variety of different areas ranging from language and music to art and movement, practical life activities, and also co-ordinated play that helps develop their fine and gross motor skills.

Their day includes participating in individual as well as group games, story time, arts and crafts, and outside play time. Our sprawling grass covered garden is always a highlight of their day. Typically their day would include all of the following:

  • Practical life activities
  • Bathroom
  • Language and books – simple books and pictures that depict everyday objects to help increase their vocabulary
  • Developmental Aids – planned activities that help refine their fine motor skills
  • Art – fun activities that allow them to express themselves
  • Care of self
  • Relaxation and rest
  • Outdoor play time – a stimulating outdoor environment including a sandpit, jungle gym and lots of space for running and developing their gross motor skills

Learners are moved to the 3 to 6 year environment after careful observation and at any point in the year when the teacher feels that they are ready. Parents are always informed about this and learners are given a settling in period of a few weeks to help them adjust to their new environment at their own pace and when they feel comfortable.

Sandton montessori Pre-School bunny play area.

 

"The greatness of the human personality begins at the hour of birth - Maria Montessori"

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