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Toddler Program at a Glance
School hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with extended day option program 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
12 children in the Toddler Classroom (1.5 to 2.5 years old)
Snacks provided | Lunch not provided
Cole Valley Toddler Program
The Toddler Program at Cole Valley School is an authentic Montessori education, focused on the whole child—mind, body, and spirit.
This brief window of time is a precious developmental period for your toddler, whose brain is primed to learn new skills, such as toilet learning, feeding themselves, dressing, and building social and emotional skills.
The Montessori classroom is a language-rich environment, where language skills are developed through conversation, storytelling, reading, singing, and nomenclature cards.
Through practical life activities, children learn to care for themselves and their environment. Our teachers support these growing skills with activities such as putting on/taking off shoes, washing hands, watering plants, feeding the fish, and preparing and serving snacks.
Children learn to function within a community, and learn turn taking, respect for others, and conflict resolution, with their independence encouraged by teachers.
Children build hand-eye coordination and enrich their learning experience through puzzles, sewing, painting, and cutting.
Benefits of Montessori Toddler Program
Your toddler will experience benefits including:
Toilet learning: Children learn this with ease in a community with optimal support.
Independence skills: Children have fewer power struggles because they’re given the time and patience to complete tasks by themselves.
Increased focus: Children develop their concentration skills and stamina by becoming engrossed in their self-selected activities. As their ability to focus grows, they begin to happily engage in independent play.
Boost in language skills: Children experience a deeper connection, increased confidence, and independence as they become more capable of communicating.
Sense of self-accomplishment: Children learn by doing, and everything in the Montessori environment is set up so children can accomplish their tasks with support from the teachers to do things by themselves.