Explore, explore, explore……. We encourage curiosity to learn.
At this age, children learn using their bodies, senses, and their emerging problem-solving skills to learn about their world. Toddlers constantly look for answers in their surroundings, absorb information rapidly and easily, and love to show off their independence to their peers and adults. This is the age of sensory exploration.
Maria Montessori, who first taught using the Montessori Method, recognized that the first few years of a child’s life are most important in the development of their individual personality and intellectual ability.
At Radiant Montessori, we use interdisciplinary and interactive curricula and materials to foster the natural curiosity of children in this age group. Our toddlers engage in practical life lessons such as pouring, sorting, matching, and cooking. Toddlers also begin pre-reading activities, vocabulary building, counting, music lessons, singing and playing rhythm instruments, as well as art projects and basic Spanish.
At Radiant, we make the child the center of the classroom; all classroom materials are scaled for a child’s exploration and toddlers are encouraged to choose activities of their interest, rather than teacher’s interests. The Montessori classroom establishes an engaging and structured routine that fosters habits of concentration, initiative, and persistence.
We know that transitioning from an infant room environment to toddler environment is not easy for child or the teacher. That is why we have a Transition Room. Depending on your infant’s skills and level of independence, we plan an appropriate transition time for your child. This makes transitioning into the toddler environment much easier for the child.