Program Overview
Toddler House

More About the Toddler House

 

The Toddler program is for children from approximately 18 months to 3 1/2 years of age. Dr. Montessori’s philosophy guides the day-to-day routines. The environment encourages concentration, independence, self-confidence, and self-motivation in each child. 

 

We focus on social awareness, grace and courtesy, self-calming, and acknowledgment of the child’s accomplishments. The children are free to work throughout the morning, with opportunities for activity as a group during circle time and various individual lessons. A self-serve snack area is open in the morning offering numerous practical life opportunities such as spooning, pouring juice, dish-washing and more.

 

Diapering and toileting procedures are also opportunities for independence, self-help and consciousness of accomplishments. Positive guidance, modeling and redirection are used to encourage and gain appropriate behavior. Words are stated simply and positively. Each child is a respected, valued member of our Toddler community.

 

GTMS Curriculum

Morning Schedule

8:00 - 9:00 am     Arrival

8:00 - 11:45 am     Independent work time with lessons, outdoor time, lunch

11:45 am - noon     Morning Dismissal

 

Optional Afternoon for Morning Students
noon - 2:30 pm     Circle time, Nap

2:45 - 3:00 pm      Afternoon Dismissal

 

ADM (All Day Montessori) through 6pm:

3:00 pm Afternoon Snack

3:20 pm Circle Time

3:30 pm Recess

4:30 pm Work Cycle

5:00 pm Snack