The first two years of life are the most important. Observation proves that small children are endowed with special psychic powers, and points to new ways of drawing them out—literally “educating by cooperating with nature.” So here begins the new path, wherein it will not be the professor who teaches the child, but the child who teaches the professor.
—Maria Montessori, MD
In the first years of life, the toddler is developing independence, movement, language and even happiness! Some people think that children this young (18 months) are not as interesting to teach, interact with or observe. Research does show that the first three years of life are the most important in forming the child’s emotional base, intelligence, social skills and many other aspects of being human. (This information is found on Michael Olaf’s site.)
Our Toddler program starts at 18 months in which the children are immersed in a respectful, loving and understanding environment. The experienced staff meets the emotional, social, physical development and psychological needs of each child. We follow the Montessori philosophy which encourages independence, language development and self-confidence for each child.
If you are searching for a child care center for your young child that is more than just a day care, our Toddler Community is for you!