A Toddler Class: Walking – 17 months
Meet our Pre-Toddler Teacher!
MRA Toddler Class
During the infant to re toddler’s years of life, your child develops more rapidly than at any other time. At this stage, your child will absorb large amounts of information from the environment through observation and experience. These are the years that laid the foundation for later learning, and if the foundation is strong, the child can build more on it. In our beloved classroom setting, we promote and enhance your child’s independence—plenty of floor space for kids to move and explore while preparing for toddler class. We use books, rhymes, and poems to promote their vocabulary. The open environment is also beneficial. We have activities that allow them to climb freely and guide them a short distance. And, in all our programs, we make learning fun!
Pre-toddler programs provide lessons that emerge from each child’s unique skills and interests. Based on daily observations, teachers introduce new materials and activities that increase curiosity and stimulate learning. Learning goals for your child at this age will develop skills such as language, concentration, problem-solving, visual discrimination, and physical coordination.
Daily Schedule of Pre-Toddlers Class:
The routine of daily life is the foundation for Montessori infant and toddler activities. We lead each child towards a more structured and organized program to provide continuous feeding and rest time. Activities promote independence, coordination, and concentration and contribute to social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. These learning activities are:
Self-care: Washing, dressing, toilet, and eating according to each child’s ability
Environmental care: cleaning, food preparation, and food service; Plant care and animal care
Large-motor activities: walking, climbing, running, jumping, balance, climbing stairs, and more
Fine-motor skills: access, grasping, lifting objects, moving objects, using tools and utensils, making artifacts
Language: Naming objects, describing actions and intentions, discussing pictures, dialogue, music, and singing
Social skills: Develop dignity by interacting with peers, teachers, and small group games led by adults
Early childhood is a beautiful time to learn and develop!
Plenty of hugs, holding and helping your child develop significant independence through essential self-help skills and explore the world around him. Right now, your child’s brain is overgrowing throughout their lives, giving every moment unique connections. Every learning moment is essential! Our classes design for your child’s individual needs. The Reggie Emilia Curriculum is based on the latest research on child development to help young minds develop.
- Social Development
Especially with children of this age, our caregivers recognize the importance of the behaviors they model. We stress on “please” and “thank you,” follow instructions and consider others. As your child learns about themselves, we provide an appropriate environment to develop positive self-esteem, essential for social development. In this class, your child will learn how to share toys, make friends, and discover other necessary social and emotional skills.
- Language/Cognitive Development
Our toddler room reading practice center fill with books, pillows, bean bags, letter cards, puppets, puppet theaters, and flannel boards. A Montessori Reggio Academy has its Language and literacy programs to initiate readiness at an early age. Our teachers work with your children when they acquire vocabulary to express themselves.
- Encouraging Exploration and Discovery
Our caregivers allow your children to explore and try new things, always making sure they are supported when needed. Each day includes exciting, active learning experiences such as group games and quiet interaction opportunities with teachers and peers.
- Gross Motor Development
Outdoor exploration is a favorite activity for many toddlers, and our unique toddler’s age and appropriate playgrounds run fun and safe. Our teachers will help your child develop balance and muscle control for soft climbers in the classroom.
- Sign Language
The use of sign language in the toddler program helps the child express needs in a non-verbal manner. This can help reduce the frustration level of the child who is in the earliest stages of verbal expression
Our Fundamental Beliefs: The Basic Learning Theory Followed By Us
- We believe that learning is that active process where every child can learn most easily if they are given opportunities to apply practically what they learnt. Toddles can learn more by doing rather than by simply seeing or listening to others.
- Education should be linked with the present experience because most children find it difficult in grasping the abstract concept. The concrete models can help them learn faster as they can visualize the principle or concept of what is being taught to them.
- When children keeps the very first step in the school, they seem to be more effective learners than they will become in two years. By first or second grade, most of them will know how to memorize whatever is taught to them as toddlers in the first years of their life, learn more by following the scientific method of touch, taste, smell and investigate everything around them. They always ask endless questions to satisfy their curiosity. They are spontaneously curious and motivated. Our style of education is build upon the fact that childhood is a period full of spontaneous curiosity and motivation and thus we work accordingly to keep the spark of intellect and self-confidence alive.
- We also believe that children are required to develop some mst important sensitive reality testing skills which includes observation, the sense of order, and an awareness towards the logical cause and effect. We help them learn ways to trust their own ability to think logically and to solve any problems on their own.