Toddler Program

Our Montessori Infant-Toddler program will be opening at the Montessori Farm School Campus in September 2023. 

 
Our Program
  • 8:30am to 3:00pm
  • 5 days a week 
  • children age 18 months to 36 months in a mixed-age class
  • 8 spaces, spots filled on a first-come basis (currently full)
  • teachers include an Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) teacher and a trained assistant
  • our licensed program meets all Island Health child care licensing requirements for this age group
  • FYI - when the child turns 3 years old they may enter the Casa program when they are ready, at any time throughout the year (space permitting).
Program Description
 
Our Montessori program is a licensed, age-appropriate program that focuses on fostering the young child’s independence. An emphasis on daily routine provides the child with a comforting schedule and promotes the acquisition of skills, language, cognitive, and social development in a way that meets the child’s developmental needs at their own pace. 
 
Learning activities / learning areas in the program will include:
  • Self-Care: such as washing, dressing, toileting, and eating, according to each child’s individual capacity
  • Care of the Environment: such as cleaning, food preparation and food service; plant care and animal care
  • Large-Motor and Fine-Motor activities (indoors and out): jumping, running, climbing, balance, focus, concentration, etc
  • Language: including proper naming of objects, describing actions and intentions, discussing pictures, conversation, music, and singing
  • Social Skills: assisting in developing manners through interactions with peers, teachers, and adult-led small group games.

 

Here is a link to a video which shows an AMI Infant-Toddler Community in action.

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