Toddler: Top Rated Montessori Toddler Program

A program for Toddlers

Your toddler has a once in a lifetime opportunity to absorb information from the environment.

PROGRAMME A program for Toddlers
AGE 18-36 Months
Ratios 1-7 to 9 (State Ratios are 1:11)

Discover the Magic of Learning at Our Toddler Program

At Excelled Montessori, our toddler program is thoughtfully crafted to cater to the developmental needs of children aged 18 months to 3 years. We provide a nurturing and stimulating environment where your child can explore, learn, and grow at their own pace.

A lot of things happen during these precious years including:

  • Toilet Training
  • Language Development
  • Tantrums
  • Teething and Biting

These are years of great cognitive, emotional, and social development when Montessori guides help lay the foundation for independence.

The toddler Montessori materials are specifically structured to meet the developmental needs of toddlers and to support their need for purposeful activity. The toddler will focus on language development and acquiring skills to become independent learners. They will focus on the following areas:

Language Development

Our toddler program places a strong emphasis on language development to help children build essential communication skills.

  • Enhancing Listening Skills: We promote active listening through engaging stories, captivating songs, and interactive conversations. This helps children improve their ability to understand and process language.
  • Building Communication Skills: We provide numerous opportunities for toddlers to practice expressive speech. Through guided activities and natural interactions, children are encouraged to use language to express their thoughts, needs, and feelings.
  • Auditory Discrimination: Our program includes activities designed to enhance auditory discrimination skills, helping children distinguish between different sounds, which is crucial for effective communication and language development.

Fostering Independence

Our toddler program is designed to help children develop independence through practical life skills. We provide a supportive environment where toddlers can practice and master these essential tasks:

  • Hand Washing: Teaching proper hand washing techniques to promote hygiene and self-care.
  • Dishwashing: Encouraging toddlers to participate in dishwashing activities to develop responsibility and coordination.
  • Self-Dressing: Guiding children as they learn to put on and take off jackets, shoes, pants, and shirts, fostering confidence and self-reliance.
  • Snack Preparation: Involving toddlers in preparing their own snacks, which builds fine motor skills and a sense of accomplishment.
  • Toileting: Supporting children in toileting routines, promoting independence and self-sufficiency in personal care.
HeART and Science of Teaching

Developing Social Skills

Our toddler program focuses on nurturing essential social skills, helping children build strong, positive relationships and interact respectfully with their surroundings.

  • Establishing Trusting Relationships: We create a safe and supportive environment where children learn to build trusting and secure relationships with peers and teachers.
  • Respect for Self, Others, and the Environment: We teach toddlers the importance of respecting themselves, others, and their environment, fostering a sense of community and responsibility.
  • Conflict Resolution Through Language: Our program emphasizes using language to resolve conflicts, helping children develop effective communication skills and peaceful problem-solving techniques.
  • Showing Compassion: We encourage empathy and compassion, guiding children to understand and respond to the feelings of others with kindness and care.
  • Engaging in Conversation: Through guided and spontaneous interactions, we help toddlers engage in meaningful conversations, enhancing their verbal skills and social interactions.

Psychosensorial Development

Our toddler program integrates a variety of activities designed to enhance sensory perception and fine motor skills, laying a strong foundation for future learning.

  • Engaging with Number Blocks and Puzzles: These activities help children develop problem-solving skills and an understanding of numerical concepts.
  • Stacking and Nesting Cubes: Toddlers refine their spatial awareness and coordination through stacking and nesting activities.
  • Sorting and Counting Materials: Sorting and counting exercises promote cognitive development and the ability to recognize patterns and sequences.
  • Maintaining Order: Children learn to organize materials and activities in an orderly fashion, fostering a sense of structure and discipline.
  • Tactile Discrimination: Sensory activities that involve touch help toddlers distinguish different textures and shapes, enhancing their tactile awareness.
  • Fine Motor Skills and Movement Control: Developing fine motor skills is crucial for preschoolers. Montessori practical life activities such as:
    • Using tongs to move pompoms from one bowl to another
    • Crushing eggshells
    • Pouring water
    • Matching games These activities enable children to refine their motor skills, which are essential for tasks such as writing.

Raising Toddlers

Here are the links to two blog posts on the Excelled Schools website:

  1. Biting in Toddlers
  2. Toilet Training

Montessori for Toddlers

Research shows that Montessori-educated children often excel academically and socially, making it a top choice for early development.

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Daily Schedule

All toddler classes participate in Yoga, Music, and Spanish lessons.

Arrival (in Poppies)/Health Check/Open Room

Free Choice in Activity Areas

8:30-9:30 AM
Snack/Calendar and Story/Toileting


Outside or Great Room

Song and Story/Lunch Prep

Lunch/Clean Up/Toileting

Nap Time

Toileting/PM Snack

Free Choice in Activity Areas

Outside or Great Room

Late Snack

Free Choice in Activity Areas/Clean Up/Story Time

Prepare for Departure – Children Leaving/Close Room

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