Our Montessori Classroom
For our specific age group, the classroom environment is created to feel like a cozy, enticing home away from home.
Our space is designed with the needs of each child in mind; all things are set up for their success and independence. The activities and work are self-correcting, which allow the child freedom of choice. The activities are rooted in reality; real objects, real nomenclature, and real work. This is what a toddler strives for; doing things by themselves. The struggle to complete an activity promotes pride, confidence, and independence. We strongly believe in respecting the children, and treating them as contributing members of our school’s family. We know that children are happiest when they are focused and engaged in purposeful activities.
A Montessori classroom is divided into different “areas” which each are focused on a specific type of development. The areas of the toddler environment and classroom are fluid, ever-changing, and, often, overlapping. The toddlers work on concrete learning, instead of learning through concepts or ideas as they are not developmentally ready to understand concepts not based in reality.
The areas of an authentic Montessori program are:
• Practical Life
In addition to the standard Montessori areas, our program offers areas for:
• Dance & Movement
Please see the following summaries of some of our classroom areas: