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Toddlers


Ages 12 months – 3 years

Sessions are typically 8 weeks in length and held on Monday from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Tuition is $160.00 for one 8 week session

Led by a certified Montessori teacher, this parent/child class offers a warm, nurturing and stimulating environment that will allow opportunities for exploration, movement and social interactions. Through observations, discussions and other resources, parents will have the opportunity to watch their child thrive as they themselves grow as nurturing caregivers.

The FWM Parent Child Class is designed to provide parents insight into the Montessori philosophy at the toddler level.

Contact our Director of Admissions, Alison Kistner, at (203) 426-3390 ext.305 to inquire about the next session.

Ages 15 months – 3 years

3, 4 or 5 day programs available 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 or 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Before and After School care is available from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The safe and nurturing Toddler environment at Fraser Woods Montessori School is specifically designed for children starting at 15 months until they are ready to transition into the Lower School environment, usually around 3 years old.

Toddlers are highly sensorial and learn about their world through self-directed, hands-on materials scaled perfectly for their size.  Capable of intense periods of concentration, toddlers absorb knowledge from everything they see and do.  The safe, gentle community environment builds trust and instills a love of learning.  To an adult their “work” might look like play, but to the children it is an extraordinary learning period requiring all of their concentration.

The blossoming development of language, math, cultural studies, social awareness and fine/gross motor skills are met with internal pride at each accomplishment. Teachers and assistants support toddlers as they become more confident in all aspects of self-care, including independence in the bathroom, laying the foundation for self-awareness, and independence.  Playing outdoors is also part of their daily activities.


Curriculum

Practical Life

Skills of daily living
  • Care of self: eating properly, washing hands and face, dressing
  • Care of the environment: pouring, spooning, carrying a tray, skills that develop fine and gross motor skills
  • Grace and courtesy: greeting a friend at arrival, talking softly on circle and work time, joining a friend for snack, proper use of “excuse me,” “please” and “thank you”

Sensorial

Exploration of the world through the senses
  • Visual: size, shapes and colors
  • Auditory: rhythm through clapping, singing and instruments
  • Tactile: stereognostic – determining the shape and weight of objects by touching or lifting them – using the mystery bag
  • Olfactory: identifying smells
  • Gustatory: sweet and sour by tasting foods

Language

The spoken word
  • Oral language development: vocabulary and its use informally in sentences, conversation and stories
  • Written language: pre-writing and hand preparation (Practical Life and Sensorial)

Math

The concrete
  • Linear counting
  • Rote counting
  • Number to quantity

Enrichment

  • Music