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Toddler Room

Our Toddler Room teachers love to read, sing, and do sign language with the toddlers as they teach (basic Spanish, colors, shapes, numbers, letters and animals, etc).  The teachers also provide time for making art projects, developing small motor skills (like playing with musical instruments, working with puzzles, coloring etc.) as well as for developing large motor skills like walking and dancing.  Toilet training is a lesson for older toddlers unless the parent notifies the teacher otherwise.  Manners like please, thank you or taking turns are introduced to show appreciation for listening or waiting.  A short notice gets sent home daily with information such as how well your child ate, how often a diaper/pull-up was changed, etc.  A music teacher comes weekly to teach the toddlers songs for the bi-annual concerts where they get to perform for their family in the Spring and Winter.

In this classroom, the toddlers are introduced to a few Montessori methods such as individual work-time on carpets, cleaning up their work area, and group circle time.  Older toddlers are transitioned by participating in introductory Montessori activities for short periods of time in the preschool room until they are ready to move into the preschool room.

The following are some testimonials from parents when asked about what makes them feel good about our Toddler program at Rainbow Montessori:

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