Maria Montessori (1870-1952) noticed that young children are naturally drawn to the types of things that allow them to put their sense of order to use. They also have an inner developmental need to gain independence. This certainly seems to be true for most toddlers.

A primary goal of Montessori philosophy is: “HELP ME DO IT MYSELF”.
We want to encourage children to learn by doing and incorporate a sense of learning and accomplishment into their everyday tasks and activities. These little people are so much more capable than we realize!

The Montessori environment is prepared for learning. Each child is observed for changes in their particular interests and their developmental readiness.

The toddler environment is focused on supporting the child as he acquires the skills to “do it myself”. Children are allowed freedom of movement to explore and manipulate the objects in the environment. Activities change and evolve as the child grows.

The classroom is often the child’s first experience beyond the family, and we therefore try our best to create an environment where your child can connect with the directress who makes him/her feel loved, and who fosters an ongoing relationship that supports his/her quest for independence, understanding, respect and support.

The Daily Routine
07:30 - 09:15 •   Morning Work Cycle
09:15 - 09:30 •   Circle / Morning Ring
09:30 - 10:15 •   Play Time
10:30 - 11:00 •   Snack Time
11:00 - 11:30 •   Music / Dance / Group Activity
11:30 - 12:00 •   Story / Quiet Time - Dismissal

Work Cycle

During this period, the children may explore the materials in the classroom or receive individual or group lessons from the directress. Verbal and oral expression/ development is emphasized throughout the morning through conversation, stories, songs and poems. Gross and fine motor skills as well as co-ordination are enhanced through play and manipulation of the classroom activities. Independence with regard to taking care of themselves and the environment is encouraged. Giving the children a great sense of accomplishment and pride.

Morning Ring

During circle time we will have discussions about the theme, weather and the calender. It also offers the child, the opportunity, amongst other things, to develop social skills – take turns, oral expression and listening.

Play Time

This time will be taken inside/ outside and be supervised at all times. Play time is an important time where your child can develop his social skills as well as gross motor skills.

Music / Dance
Group Activity

This is a fun-filled time where lots of learning will take place.
eg: following instruction, taking turns, developing rhythm, listening, etc