OVERVIEW OF TODDLER PROGRAM
Our Montessori classrooms are multi-aged learning environments, based on the stages of development observed by Dr. Montessori. From birth to age six, the child is characterized by the “absorbent mind”, absorbing all aspects of the environment, language and culture. Maria Montessori believed that if education followed the natural development of the child, then society would gradually move to a higher level of co-operation, peace and harmony.
From 18 Months to 30 Months
In the first years of life, the child is developing intelligence, language and movement. The child absorbs from the culture and environment in which he is born and builds his faculties and his personality.
Fairport Montessori Academy has one program for this age group of children. The “Young Children’s Community” is a social community of children designed to support the development of movement, language and independence and where the individual personality is respected. Rather than a classroom, it is a nurturing environment where very young children experience their first structured contact with other children.