The Senior Toddler Room consists of children approximately from 24 months of age to approximately 30 months of age. The children are taught many important life skills while socializing and making new friends. The senior toddlers are beginning to move away from parallel play and explore working toward cooperative play with other children. Learning how to get along
and play together is emphasized through various activities in the room. This will be the first room in which children learn to progress from a sippy cup to an ordinary cup, take ownership when settling onto their bed for rest time, or begin toilet training. The children will be introduced to the Montessori method focusing on practical life and sensorial activities. These activities will enhance the children’s self-worth, encourage self-help skills, are cognitively stimulating, and promote independent thinking. Our goals for the senior toddlers is to learn the basic concepts such as numbers, letters, colours and shapes. We encourage the children to learn many self-help skills such as toilet training, dressing and undressing themselves, as well as group table manners. Once your child turns approximately 2 1/2 years of age they will be well prepared to transition into the Casa classrooms.