Toddler Community (2-3 years)


Our toddler community classroom has been created especially for our youngest children between the ages of 2-3 years. Our facilities include open space classroom (with very minimal furniture), sunlit rooms, a large courtyard for indoor/outdoor activity, spacious garden, and a playground.

Our Montessori guides/teachers are AMI trained in “Assistants to Infancy” (birth to 3 years) who recognize children’s special developmental needs and have created environments to foster the incredible intellectual, emotional, social, and physical growth occurring during this developmental phase in a child’s life.

The environments offer the beauty, order, and predictability necessary for young children to feel comfortable to spontaneously explore.

Our young children’s classroom soon becomes a second home to our toddlers with activities that address their quest for independence within a safe and secure environment. We invite their participation in activities ranging from cooking projects to stories and songs to the development of self-help skills.

As the children explore their surroundings in the Young Children’s Community, they absorb every aspect of the environment, language, and culture.

Our toddler teachers give the children their first experience of a children’s community, where each member is respected and loved, and where each child’s natural curiosity leads to real learning. The ratio of students to teachers in our Young Children’s Community classes is 6:1.

A Toddler’s Day at OMS – Daily Schedule

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  • 7:30 A.M. to 8:30 A.M.

    Extended morning care

  • 8:30 A.M.

    Regular school drop-off. Children arrive and are guided to their classroom

  • 8:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.

    Uninterrupted work period. During this time children in the toddler program are actively engaged in Montessori work

  • 11 A.M. to 11:50 A.M.

    Toddlers spend their time outdoors-gardening and playing

  • 12 P.M.

    Half-Day (before lunch) program children are picked up

  • 12 P.M. to 1 P.M.

    Toddlers begin lunch

  • 1 P.M.

    Half-Day (after lunch) program toddlers are picked up

  • 1 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. or 3:30 P.M.

    Toddlers nap

  • 3 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.

    Toddlers transition to classroom after nap

  • 3:30 P.M.

    Full-Day program children are picked-up

  • 3:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M.

    ‘All-Day’ Montessori program begins. Children enrolled in the ‘All-Day’ Montessori program enjoy snack, are engaged in classroom work, outdoor work, or enrichment programs.

  • 5:30 P.M.

    All-day children are picked up

    Please Note:
    1. Toddlers have slight variations to their schedule than primary or elementary-aged children due to their age.
    2. Organic independent morning snack is provided to all children between 8:30A.M. to 11:15A.M.
    3. Organic afternoon snack is provided at 4:00P.M. to children enrolled in the ‘All-Day’ Montessori program.
    4. All of our snacks are 80% – 100% organic.

We invite you to schedule a visit and experience Orion Montessori School!