Toddler

At OMS Montessori, the Toddler environment is as home–like as possible but with Toddler-size sinks, toilets and shelves. Unlike other Montessori programs, there are only a small number of Toddlers together (up to 14) and a larger number of adults (a 5:1 ratio of children to adult) because Toddlers need more one-on-one assistance than older students. However, all activities in the community are designed to foster independence and self–reliance.

At OMS, the Toddlers are cared for by the same adults, in the same environment throughout the day; before and after ‘school’ care is incorporated into their program. The Toddler Community is truly their home away from home.

The activities in the Toddler Community are designed to stimulate the Toddler and to aid the process of development. The Toddler Program is designed specifically to meet the needs, natural curiosity, and interests of children from 18 months to three years of age. This stimulating learning environment promotes cognitive and gross motor development, the development of the senses, language, hand-eye co–ordination, independence and self–esteem. There are also many opportunities for self–expression through music and arts and crafts.

 

Toddler Community: 18 months- 3 years

(1 class of 13 children, 1 Directress, 3 Assistants)

 

Sample Daily Schedule 

Regular routines help the Toddler feel secure so the Toddler Community follows a set daily schedule

8 – 9 a.m. Welcome children. Change from outdoor clothing. Toileting. Work period – development through Montessori materials
9 – 9:30 a.m. Preparation of snack
9:30 – 10 a.m. Breakfast snack
10 – 10:30 a.m. Work period – Montessori materials/Music/Movement/ Story Time
10:30 – 11 a.m. Toileting. Dress for outdoor play
11 – 11:45 a.m. Outdoor play
11:45 – 12 p.m. Undress/ Toileting. Prepare for lunch
12 – 1 p.m. Eat lunch
1 – 1:15 p.m. Toileting/ Prepare for nap
1:15 – 3 p.m. Nap Time
3 – 3:15 p.m. Awake. Toileting
3:15 – 4 p.m. Story time/ Activities/ Music
4 – 4:30 p.m. Snack
4:30 – 5:30 p.m Indoor/ Outdoor Play. Parent pick-up

 

 

Casa Program