Toddlers Program

- English classes 20 - 36 months 

- Bilingual Vietnamese-English classes 18 - 36 months

The toddler program is offered for children from 20-36 months and the class is held from Monday to Friday with an optional half day or full day class.

We assist children toward independence, social awareness, respect, and the development of motor skills and language skills. Maria Montessori asserted that human beings develop with the greatest intensity during the first three years of life; therefore, toddler classrooms are designed to provide nurturance, security, and challenge in an orderly environment. The Maximum number of children in each Toddler class is 12 or 15 with 3 trained teachers. Saigon Montessori teacher is also required to possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree.

 

In the beginning of the school year, we need parent's support such as quick leaving when parents drop a child and pick up earlier, creating a goodbye ritual, reading some books which help children to understand the school routines  until the child is ready for a positive transition into the school environment on his or her own. The period of separation is different for each child and parent and our goal is to meet the individual needs of each pair. This gradual process promotes trust between children, parents, and teachers.

What is the school’s daily routine?

Half Day program is a five day a week program from 9:00-12: 00 pm. Children arrive at 8:30, change into their indoor shoes (optional) and begin their Montessori lessons. Mid-morning, a healthy snack is provided by the school. Afterward, children engage in music and indoor or outdoor playtime. Dismissal after lunch at 12:00 pm.

Full Day program is a five day a week program from 9:00am-3: 30 pm. Children arrive at 8:30, change into their indoor shoes (optional) and begin their Montessori lessons. Mid-morning, a healthy snack is provided by the school. Afterward, children engage in music and indoor or outdoor playtime followed by lunch. Children nap in the afternoons. After waking, the period before pick up grants children the additional time to strengthen their social and emotional ties while continuing Montessori lessons. Dismissal is at 3:30pm.

How many children are in each classroom?

Toddler classrooms have a maximum of 15 students with three teachers. 

Does my child need to be potty trained to attend?

Toddler students do not need to be potty trained. Our teachers help promote toileting independence and self-care throughout the toddler year.