The Toddler Curriculum

Novi Woods Montessori’s Toddler classroom helps support self-development in a school atmosphere. Often this is the child’s first experience beyond the family, so it must be a nurturing place where the child can connect with an adult who makes him feel loved, and who fosters an ongoing relationship that supports his quest for independence.toddlers

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, and they are given the time they need to accomplish their work. Activities change and evolve as the child grows. The specially prepared classroom allows the toddler to develop and refine movements, increase language, and launch into social relationships with peers. Basic ground rules—respect of self, respect for others, and respect for the environment are taught and reinforced, and once learned, will be beneficial for a lifetime.

Toddler Daily Schedule

7:00 a.m.               Daycare, Breakfast

8:30 a.m.               Group Activity

9:00 a.m.               Greetings and Songs (Gross Motor)

9:20 a.m.               Montessori Work (Puzzles, Stringing, Blocks, other fine motor)

10:00 a.m.             Diapers/Toilet

10:15 a.m.             Snack

10:30 a.m.             Project /Art

11:00 a.m.             Outdoor Activities

11:30 a.m.             Lunch

12:15 p.m.             Diapers/Toilet

1:00 p.m.               Nap Time

3:30 p.m.               Diapers/Toilet 

                                 Free play/snacks/activities