"The education of a very small child does not aim at preparing him
for school, but for life."

- Dr. Maria Montessori
Activities and areas covered in Toddler class include:
Practical Life Skills
Sensory Activities

Language and Communication Builders

Early Math and Critical Thinking Skills

Science and Nature Exploration
Hands on Art Experiences

Practical Life Skills:
Self-care and home care skills that will last a lifetime
Sensory Activities:
Exploring the world with all of the senses, and developing fine motor skills and problem-solving abilities. Fun games and activities help your child hone her fine and gross motor skills through play and exploration.
Language and Communication Builders:
Stories, songs, and games designed to build strong communication skills in a fun social setting.
Early Math and Critical Thinking Skills:
Counting, matching, sorting and other skills designed to help even small preschoolers learn about math concepts and build a foundation.
Science and Nature Exploration:
Exploring the natural world is at the heart of the Montessori method; your child will learn about the seasons, plants and animals via time spent outdoors and our innovative play materials.
Hands on Art Experiences:
The process, not the end product, is at the heart of our creative and flexible art program.
Casa dei Bambini
Our Casa Dei Bambini program is available for children ages 3 through 6. Casa Dei Bambini is a private educational program that uses the Montessori curriculum to educate your child and to teach independence. Your child will benefit from the multi-age classrooms that help students learn and support each other. And, children learn at their own pace. This allows a child to find activities and areas that excite them. And, they'll thrive as they learn and grow in activities that they enjoy.
Stocking the Library of the Senses
Young children learn through their senses. A Casa Dei Bambini classroom contains carefully designed materials to let children explore and put names to a variety of sensations: size, color, shape, texture, scent, sound, and more. Children take pleasure in games of organization: sorting or ordering objects, counting beads, etc. Other activities provide physical, tangible introductions to the mechanics of language (parts of speech, etc.) or to concepts of number (the decimal system and basic mathematical operations).
an explosion into reading
Primary children are eagerly acquiring language, both in size of vocabulary and complexity of expression. The Sandpaper Letters allow the child to learn the sounds and shapes of the letters of the alphabet, tracing the shapes using the same hand movements they will later use to write. Older children choose letters from the Moveable Alphabet to "write" their own stories, even before their hands are able to easily direct a pencil. Children are eager to express themselves, and often find through writing their own sentences that they are suddenly and spontaneously able to read their own compositions—and others'. Montessori-educated children routinely enter first grade as fully competent readers and writers.
"Help me do it by myself" says the Montessori child's voice. An entire area of the classroom is devoted to "practical life" activities: preparing food; opening and closing fasteners from buttons to bows to buckles to velcro; washing tables; polishing silver. Children learn how to take care of themselves, and gain a sense of self-confidence and mastery in doing so.
learning about the world we live in
Several materials provide a physical introduction to the wider world. Puzzle maps allow the children to become familiar with the name and location of each country in the world. Collections of pictures and artifacts give a basic orientation to kinds of plants and animals, the cultures of the world, famous landmarks, cities, or artworks, and more. Children have the freedom to become deeply familiar with appealing, self-contained sets of knowledge that will aid future learning and make them aware citizens of the world.

The multi-age classroom also fosters social skills. Only limited quantities of each material are on the shelves, so children must learn to share, wait for a turn, or choose a different activity. Older children help younger children solve problems, both assisting the younger children's education and confirming their own learning.