Toddlers (Ages 18 months-3)
The Toddler Community serves the youngest students at Quest Montessori School from eighteen months to three years. In this thoughtfully designed setting, children can learn from and help each other under the careful oversight of a trained Montessori teacher and assistant.
In this safe and nurturing environment the Montessori teacher guides the children through the comprehensive developmental curriculum. The Toddler Community offers an environment rich in opportunities for physical, sensorial, intellectual and social learning. Children may spend part of the morning learning new words, new skills in physical coordination and new sights and smells by cutting up fruits or vegetables. The environment, materials and culture of the classroom are carefully coordinated to offer children multiple opportunities to grow and mature at a time when both bodies and minds are developing rapidly.
In our Toddler and Primary programs everything is child-sized, including custom-made tables and chairs, plates, cups, utensils and toilets. In an environment that offers such appropriately sized challenges, children are expected to take greater responsibilities for taking care of themselves and others. They participate in activities that develop fine and gross motor skills: grasping knobs, handling paintbrushes, sorting with tongs, carrying, climbing and swinging. Control of their own bodies heralds a control of self, and the ability to dress, eat and toilet independently.