Now Accepting Applications!
We are so excited to announce the opening of our Toddler Community! By October 2021 we hope to welcome a maximum of 10 toddlers (15*-36 months). Apply now to reserve a space for your little one! As soon as we've met our enrollment requirements, we will open our new classroom.
*15 month-old children must be walking
The Toddler Community (15-36 months)
During the first 3 years of life, children develop more rapidly than at any other time. An immense amount of information in acquired from the environment through observation and experiences. These are the years that lay the foundation for later learning—and the stronger the foundation, the more the child will be able to build upon it.
Kulima Montessori’s Toddler programs offer a curriculum that emerges from each child’s unique skills and interests. Based on daily observations, teachers introduce new materials and activities that pique curiosity and stimulate learning. Guides assist in developing skills such as language, concentration, problem solving, visual discrimination, and physical coordination.
At Kulima Montessori the routines of everyday living are the foundation of our Toddler program. These activities promote independence, order, coordination, and concentration, as well as support social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development
Self-care: washing, dressing, toileting, and eating, according to each child’s individual capacity.
Care of the environment: cleaning, food preparation and food service; plant care and animal care.
Large-motor activities (indoors and out): walking, climbing, running, jumping, balancing, climbing steps, and more.
Fine-motor skills: reaching, grasping, picking up objects, transferring objects, using tools and utensils, doing art work.
Language: naming objects, describing actions and intentions, discussing pictures, conversation, music, and singing.
Social skills: developing manners through interactions with peers, teachers, and adult-led small group games