Welcome to Harvest Green Montessori !

Toddlers

Only through freedom and environmental experience is it practically possible for human development to occur.

- Maria Montessori
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Our Toddler program is designed to take advantage of toddler's natural drive to act independently. Harvest Green Montessori advances each child's growth and development through a rich and well-prepared environment designed exclusively for toddlers. We strongly believe that key components of a successful toddler program include a prepared environment, meaningful activity, collaboration between parents and teachers. Toddler classrooms are carefully designed to meet the physical needs of the children. Once the child become very steady on their feet, we introduce them to Toddlers room where they are introduced to more advanced equipment, more structured daily schedule of activities and arts/crafts. Toddlers are trained on essential needs including potty-training, introduction to group learning, basic communication, vocabulary and simple sentences. We train them to retain vast amounts of information and to make ideas. We ensure they have enough sleep time as part of their daily routine. Extra measures are in place to ensure hand washing and diapering are performed to maintain the highest level of cleanliness and hygiene. Toddlers are gently guided and encouraged to be safe indoors and outdoors, which is specially designed to match the needs of active toddlers. All materials child uses will be age appropriate and sanitized.

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Ages

Some Highlights Of Our Infant Care Program Are:

An environment that emphasizes responsibility, self-discipline and mutual respect.

Daily morning and afternoon activities for outdoor play as weather permits.

A curriculum that emphasizes independence.

An orderly classroom with well-prepared work areas.

Opportunities to develop self-help skills such as potty training, hand washing, and feeding.

Options for extra enrichment activities.

A teacher who guides rather than directs.

Curriculum

Practical Life

Practical life activities encourage the child to take care of the environment with size-appropriate materials. The children are taught several indoor and outdoor skills which include gardening, dusting, mopping, sweeping and washing. The toddler is also directed to take care of himself by washing hands, hang clothing, managing personal items and toiletries.

Sensorial

The toddler is able to discover and explore the world around his/her through their five senses. For Example- Sound cylinders are one of the easiest and delightful Montessori sensorial materials children love to hear the different sounds each cylinder makes. To help awaken and refine the child's auditory sense.

Language

Language develops at a rapid rate during the toddler years. Sandpaper letters help the child learn the phonetics of the alphabet. Naming cards and matching help to introduce foundations for alphabet and language. Stories, finger plays, singing and conversation time encourage both social and language skills.

Mathematics

The toddler uses hands-on materials for learning concrete math concepts. Toddlers begins to understand Number concepts, which includes Quantity, Symbols, meaning of zero etc. Child is also exposed to understand language used in performing simple single-digit addition.

Geography

SOur lessons in geography introduce the concept of a globe and create a framework for whole-world to self-world learning.

Science

We introduce toddlers to a wonderful collection of safe, fun and easy science activities. Toddlers will learn about environment, Nature activities, Living and Non-Living things, Land and Water, Sink and Float to enable the young minds with the skills they need to seek answers and view the world scientifically.

Motor Skills

The toddler is refining both fine motor skills and gross motor skills. Fine motor skills are given a boost through practical life activities such as pouring, sorting, etc. Gross motor skills are given a boost during physical activities like rhythm/music movement and outdoor play.

Library

Our Library programs support and supplements the curriculum and educational programs for all age groups. Toddler students are taught how to handle books, have them enjoy listening to a variety of stories and story-telling activities by the teacher.

Art

Art is one of the many ways children learn how to express themselves. Art is a way for children to communicate their feelings with others. It is through art that children develop their fine motor skills. At HGM, we provide art activities that help children explore and learn how to use their creativity.