Toddler Program: 18 Months – 3 Years
The Toddler environment is more than a mere classroom, it is a home away from home for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Our classrooms are designed to meet the independent and curious nature of a toddler, allowing them to freely explore in a beautiful, carefully prepared environment that is just their size. We welcome toddlers in diapers and pull-ups and are eager to advise and support your toilet training efforts for your toddler when they are ready.Each student in our Toddler program has the opportunity to:
- Strengthen language skills
- Refine gross and fine motor skills
- Develop independence and confidence
- Practice social skills and caring for others
- Explore music, movement and literature
Under the careful guidance of Montessori-trained toddler teachers our children engage in practical life pursuits, such as dressing, hand washing and gardening, as well as pre-reading activities, puzzles, art, music and conversation. Independence is fostered by allowing the child to choose from a variety of activities that he or she can accomplish with success. The daily practice of these activities enhances the child’s ability to communicate with confidence, move with grace, and develop self-reliance.
Half Day and Full Day programs available.
Click here for a 30 second video of a VMS Toddler classroom in action!