WHO IS THE TODDLER CHILD?
Toddlers are natural explorers. In this developmental stage, they show interest in everything in their environment and want to examine and investigate every detail they find. They are developing both their fine and gross motor skills, loving to climb, run, balance and move things, as well as pick up small objects and work to put things together.
Toddlers are fascinated by words and names, and begin to pick up new words with remarkable speed. They are learning to listen to others and form their own sentences to get their needs met.
Toddlers form very strong attachments to those they love and are interested in playing near other children. Toddlers are learning about their own feelings and empathy for others. In their eagerness to learn they become frustrated when prevented in any way from continuing their exploration.
The toddler at this age is like a sponge, absorbing stunning amounts of knowledge from his environment rapidly and effortlessly. Dr. Montessori observed that children pass through key developmental times during which it is easier and more natural for a child to learn certain skills. The Reedy Creek Montessori Toddler program is created to facilitate this growth and learning.
Our Toddler Beethoven Room environment is filled with inviting materials, child-sized furniture and loving and skilled teachers, creating a place in which each child’s natural abilities can unfold.
REEDY CREEK MONTESSORI TODDLER ROOM
Our skilled and knowledgeable teachers aid the children's emerging language skills and assist them as they become more confident in all aspects of self-care, including in the bathroom.
Equilibrium and locomotion, as well as gross and fine motor coordination, are a focus.
As the child becomes ready, appropriate Montessori materials are introduced.
Each child is respected as an individual being and is lovingly assisted along the road to independence.
REEDY CREEK MONTESSORI CHILD CARE
The curriculum centers around practical life exercises, sensorial experiences, language, math, and cultural studies. The toddlers learn concentration, coordination, language skills, responsibility and respect—all of which prepare them for their ongoing learning journey. Music and art are part of the program.
Children in this room are encouraged to 'do it for themselves' giving them an intrinsic sense of accomplishment and the motivation to continue their attempts to master a task.
With the proper guidance and support your child will quickly learn how to accomplish tasks that foster independence and to work with others with grace and courtesy.