Phoenix Montessori Academy

12340 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road, Huntersville NC 28078

Phone: (704) 875-2139     Fax: (704) 875-3812

info@phoenixmontessori.org

 

 

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Toddler Program - 18 Months - 3 Years Old

 

Class Time:

 

Half Day - 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 Noon

Full Day - 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

All Day & All Year - 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

 

Programs:

 

  • 3 Day Half Day (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)
  • 5 Day Half Day
  • 5 Day Full Day
  • 5 Day All Day
  • 5 Day All Year

 

Dr. Montessori characterized the stage of development from 0 to 3 years old as the age of the Unconscious Absorbent Mind. The child is like a "sponge" absorbing knowledge from the external world. The information is not always acquired through conscious will or memory. The child resembles a person from an unknown culture, a pilgrim, trying to become oriented in an unfamiliar world. This period is the most critical because the greatest changes take place at this stage in life.

 

The Toddler classroom is constructed to facilitate this natural growth and development. The environment is the curriculum, thus it is carefully designed to foster independence and self-discovery. It is beautifully and skillfully assembled in a way that eases the transition from family living to living in a community. It is equipped with age-appropriate learning materials and child-sized furniture that make the entire room enticing and easily accessible to the child.

 

The teacher in a Toddler classroom is committed to establishing a sense of trust and security between the adult and the child. The goal is that each child moves towards independence. Therefore, rather than force activities or attempt to train, the adult offers caring assistance as the child's abilities naturally unfold.

 

Goals of the Toddler "Curriculum":

 

To help the child to develop:

  • Independence
  • Concentration
  • A sense of order
  • Language skills
  • Fine motor skills
  • Gross motor skills
  • Self care skills
  • Socialization skills

 

Class Schedule: *

 

7:30 - Arrival for All Day and Year Round Students

8:15 - 8:30 - Arrival for Full Day and Half Day Students

8:30 - 10:00 - Work Period/Snack

10:00 - 10:15 - Clean-Up/Diapering

10:15 - 10:30 - Circle Time

10:30 - 11:15 - Outside Play

11:15 - 11:45 - Lunch

11:45 - 12:00 - Clean-Up/Diapering

12:00 - 12:15 - Dismissal for Half Day Students

12:15 - 2:15 - Nap

2:15 - 2:45 - Diapering/Snack

2:45 - 3:00 - Circle Time

3:00 - 3:15 - Dismissal for Full Day Students

3:15 - 4:15 - Work Period

4:15 - 5:15 - Outside

5:15 - 5:30 - Clean-Up/Dismissal for All Day and All Year Students

 

* Schedule may vary depending on the children.

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Phoenix Montessori Academy fully embraces diversity as a core value. The school does not discriminate against employees, applicants or students on the basis of race, religion, national or ethnic origin in its hiring practices or administration of its educational and admissions policies or any school-administered program.