The Toddler Environment
14 months- 3 years old
At the Montessori School of Cheyenne, the toddler environment is prepared for each individual child to develop full potential in all areas of life. The environment is presented not only as a place for learning, but also as a place for exploring and living. The wide range of Montessori materials and ambiance of the toddler environment are carefully thought out to be beautiful and available for the children. Our teachers create their environments with not only the knowledge of the Montessori philosophy, but also by following and observing each child. Activities are facilitated to meet the children’s individual developmental needs. The activities will allow your child to develop their fine and gross motor coordination and visual discrimination through Sensorial materials and real-life activities like cooking, care of the environment, and self-care work. Toddlers are very active little creatures, who have a natural drive to be independent. As they learn how to put on their own coat, pour their own water from a pitcher, help prepare their own snack, and clean up their own spills, a growing confidence of “I can do it” will develop.
Towards the end of the child’s time in the Toddler room, they will begin to recognize body signals and will make the transition from diapers to using the toilet. After mastering toilet learning and other successes, they are ready to move on to our Primary Program after they have turned three.