20 Pacific Drive
Novato, CA 94949
|Play- based||mostly teacher led||not formally in curriculum||conducive environment|
|Nursery rhymes, poems, songs|
|Emerging literacy skills|
|Math & number sense|
|Time & space|
|Sci. reasoning/physical world||
|Other subjects taught|
" Its purpose is to provide:
A small group Montessori experience for toddlers in the security of a safe, loving home environment.
A place where a positive separation experience is encouraged and to help the child make a successful transition from home to school. .
An opportunity for toddlers to explore and experiment in an environment which has been carefully prepared with challenging and stimulating materials. As children work together in the classroom, they are gently guided in a manner, which enhances their innate sense of independence, order, respect, and kindness.
A place where each child is treated as an individual and is encouraged to move at his or her own pace.
A wonderful outdoor play area where children will have plenty of opportunity for gross motor activity so important to their growing bodies.
A supportive atmosphere for parents as they watch their children grow into happy, self-confident, independent three year olds.
A natural flow through growth and development building self-confidence, self- esteem and enhancing overall well being.
"Program Activities include:
Practical Life Activities including: food preparation, cooking, pouring, sweeping etc.
Creative Free Play
Organized Movement Activities for motor skills development"
Parent Education is an important part of the family learning experience at Montessori for Toddlers. Terese leads evening workshops for parents on the Positive Discipline aproach by renowned author Jane Nelsen.
Parents and teachers communicate on a daily basis either in person, by email or by phone.
Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled annually.
We encourage a positive separation experience allowing parents to stay with their child for up to two weeks.