Toddler Program

Toddler Program

(18 months to approx. 2.5 years)

Aspen Grove Montessori School’s toddler program is designed for children aged 18 months to approx. 2.5 years. Our toddler program is nurturing, warm and stimulating, with the aim to allow children to develop their inner-self, and establish their basic movements and abilities as they continuously work towards becoming independent.

Many of the teaching materials are geared towards the development of self-help skills that foster independence and hand-eye coordination. The Toddler program lays the foundation for success in a Casa program, and prepares the children to be in a position to grasp advanced concepts and complete increasingly sophisticated tasks.

Program Highlights

Focus on independence and self-help skills

Jolly Phonics Program for the development of early reading and writing

Daily tracking notifications (rest period, meals and snacks, toileting routines)

Preliminary Montessori materials

Fine and gross motor skills advancement

In-class enhancement program (e.g. French, yoga)

Potty training

Daily tracking notifications

We value seamless communication with our Toddler parents and we use a student record-keeping system specifically designed for Montessori schools, to track and report daily activities such as attendance, nap time, types of meals & portions, toileting, child’s daily activities and presented lessons. Parents will receive a daily notification with a summary of these activities sent directly to their email upon pick-up of their child.

Daily Schedule

7:00 –9:00a.m.
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Before School Program
This is a supervised, non-academic program where children are free to choose their own activities.
9:00 a.m.
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Morning Drop off
Students are welcomed into the playground at this time.
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Recess
The children will engage in different outdoor activities.
9:35 – 9:50 a.m.
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Snack/Toileting
9:50 – 10:10 a.m.
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Morning Music Circle
Children sing, read books and recite nursery rhymes with props according to the theme of the week. They will also be introduced to various musical instruments and develop an understanding of rhythm and song.
10:10 – 11:45 a.m.
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Montessori Work Period
Children will be given individual and group presentations with the Montessori materials. Children are free to choose presented materials from the shelf. Art activities and lessons will also be presented during this time.
11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Yoga Class
The children will enhance their mindfulness and body awareness through stretching.
11:00 – 11:15 a.m.
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
French Class
The children will be introduced to various French vocabulary and sequencing.
11:45 – 12:00 p.m.
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Phonics Circle
Lessons focused on letter sounds are presented through the Jolly Phonics program.
12:00 – 12:45 p.m.
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Lunch/Toileting
12:45 – 2:30 p.m.
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Rest Period
2:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Snack/ Toileting
3:00 – 3:40p.m.
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Extracurricular Activities
These activities will encourage the children’s creativity through laughter, imagination and exploration (ball games, Music Fun, Baby Yoga, block play, playdough, etc.).
3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Phys. Ed.
The children will develop their strength and coordination through gross motor activities
3:40– 3:50 p.m.
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Afternoon Circle
Children sing, read books, and recite nursery rhymes with props according to the theme of the week.
4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Recess
The children will engage in various outdoor activities. Children not enrolled in the Extended Hours Program are picked up by parents/guardians.
5:15 – 6:00 p.m.
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Extended Hours Program
Children registered in this program will participate in activities, materials and games.