The first experience a young child is offered at St. Helena Montessori school is in the Toddler classroom. Children in the Toddler Program attend school Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 12:00pm. The children are given opportunities to choose activities such as preparing food, setting the table, and washing their dishes. Students will find numerous size-appropriate, variously textured and colored materials in the areas of practical life, language, sensorial exploration and coordinated movement. Through these practical life activities, the children gain independence through self care skills such as dressing, feeding and toileting.
Our trained Montessori teachers prepare the environment for the children with specific materials that will appeal to the young child. The children learn to concentrate more deeply on an activity and to behave in a calm and kind manner.