Ages 18 months – 3 years
Our Toddler Program is the first possible entry point to Jarrow School and is a wonderful introduction to Montessori for both the children and their parents. Toddlers learn to separate from their parents in a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment.
Jarrow’s carefully structured, toddler sized environment is set up to facilitate the young child’s self-mastery and foster her inherent confidence which is moving towards independence. Age appropriate materials and activities are designed for the toddler’s self-development, growing independence and natural curiosity. The children are skillfully and closely guided in the learning process by loving and supportive teachers.
Our dedicated and knowledgeable teachers are well educated in child development and create learning opportunities where the child may engage all of his senses to investigate the environment. The activities are designed to improve children’s abilities to concentrate and enhance coordination and self-care skills. During this sensitive learning period, teachers facilitate and support the child’s emerging use of language and sense of social responsibility.
By the end of Jarrow’s Toddler Program, the self- care work has helped children recognize body signals and they make the transition from diapers to using the toilet. After experiencing many successes, they are ready to move on to our Primary Program at age three.
Jarrow currently offers full and half day options for our toddler program. A typical schedule for the day is morning arrival, followed by a work period or specials, snack, circle time and outdoor time. Half day departure happens before lunch. All day children eat lunch together, have a rest/nap period, followed by an afternoon of work and play until departure.