18 months to 3 years of age
Papillon Toddler Community: A Place for Growth and Development
The Papillon Toddler Community is a thoughtfully created space for children aged 18 months to 3 years old. Our mission is to assist children in achieving independence, social awareness, respect, motor skills, and language development. Maria Montessori emphasized the importance of the first three years of life in human development. Our toddler classrooms provide a nurturing, secure, and challenging environment that supports this intense growth. Each class, led by a lead teacher and an assistant teacher, has a maximum of twelve children.
The Specific Goals of Our Toddler Program
Our toddler program aims to ensure your child receives the best care and education possible. Our goals are as follows:
To assist the child in a positive separation from parents, promoting individuality.
Provide a structured environment for toddlers to explore and develop concepts and skills through hands-on activities.
Create a language-rich environment through precise language, books, nursery rhymes, and music.
To offer opportunities for practical life skills, such as self-care and environmental responsibility, to instill confidence and self-esteem.
To foster a social environment that values community and respect.
To create an aesthetically pleasing environment with artwork and natural objects that inspire a love for beauty.
To provide a supportive community for parents through education and participation.
Gradual Independence for Children
We believe that even young children can be responsible for themselves and their environments. Diapering is a regular part of our daily routine. Toddlers help by removing their own diapers and wipes them out of their cubbies. When your child is ready, toilet training is programmed in the Toddler House curriculum. Children also learn to prepare their snacks.
“A child in his earliest years, when he is only two or a little more, is capable of tremendous achievements simply through his unconscious power of absorption, though he is himself still immobile. After three, he can acquire a great number of concepts through his own efforts in exploring his surroundings. In this period, he lays hold of things through his own activity and assimilates them into his mind.”
DR. MARIA MONTESSORI
TODDLER HOUSE: WHERE LITTLE ONES LEARN BY EXPLORING
At Toddler House, we know that young children learn best by doing. That's why we provide classrooms filled with learning materials within easy reach, and furniture that's just their size. This helps build their confidence and independence, while honing essential motor and cognitive skills such as sorting, stacking, counting, matching, sequencing, scooping, pouring, cleaning, and sweeping. We also make sure our toddlers get outside every day (weather permitting), with each classroom having its own dedicated outdoor space. Here they can explore the world around them and engage all their senses.