The toddler program at Montessori School of Encinitas provides continuation in the care of children from infancy and brings them through their development into the preschool prep stage. This program includes the social interaction of the infant room along with the development of sensory skills that coincide with the Montessori Materials used at this stage.
Our loving staff provides the toddlers with the nurturing that is essential to their proper growth and development. Each day the toddlers are provided with countless opportunities to stimulate their development. We strive to provide activities in the areas of physical, social, emotional, cognitive and creative growth. The children spend time each day engaged in quality activities that are specially designed, through the Montessori Method, by our qualified staff. The children participate in are activities each day. The focus of these art activities is on the process of art. The children spend time outdoors each day and are encouraged to participate in many wonderful and fun large motor activities. The toddlers are provided with many walking and riding toys as well as a play structure that provides a safe environment for climbing, balance and coordination.
Our indoor activities include materials that provide opportunity for the development of the child’s small motor skills. The children use spoons, scoops, tongs, and their hands for grasping and transferring small objects. They participate in these activities with great enthusiasm because it is very interesting and fun for them. What they don’t know is that while they are having fun, they are also developing a suppleness in the wrist and a strength in the small muscles of their hand that will help them when they begin writing at a later age. Our trained staff carefully monitors each detail of the curriculum. Each day you will receive a detailed report of your child’s activities for the day.