Wobblers and Toddlers (ages 1-3 yrs.)
Many changes occur within these two classes. Infants transition from crawling to walking, are more independent, are eating table foods, and begin the potty training process. Consistent daily routines become an integral part of these programs. Our focus in the wobbler and toddlers rooms is on independence of the child.
The Montessori philosophy employs 4 broad curriculum areas which include: Practical Life, Sensorial, Mathematics, and Language. It also encompasses wide range of other cognitive, cultural disciplines. Some specific skills from each of these areas specifically emphasized within the wobbler and toddler classrooms include:
- practical life (developing independence, personal care and care of environment, food preparation, grace and courtesy, fine/gross motor skills, etc.)
- sensorial (development of the five senses)
- mathematics (sorting, numeration, counting, etc.)
- language development (communicating with other children and adults, vocabulary, storytelling, poetry, etc.)
- other cognitive and cultural areas that often include zoology, botany, grace and courtesy, geography, art, and music, to name a few.
Children in these rooms will go outside every day, for a total of 90 minutes per day. The pre-primary playground has been carefully designed to allow for safe, comfortable, and stimulating outdoor activities with an emphasis on gross and fine motor skills.