MAC is excited to offer a 5-week Montessori Parent-Toddler class to non-enrolled students.
The Toddler years are an exciting time of growth and development. Understanding Montessori principles for this stage of development can help you make the most of this precious time. Each week, our trained Montessori guide will offer you and your child the opportunity to explore and learn through hands-on activities.
These first-hand experiences will give you insight into the social, emotional, and intellectual development of your child and offer practical tips for applying Montessori concepts at home.
This class is for children who will be between the ages of 15-30 months as of January 1, 2019 and one parent or caretaker. The class fee is $575; spots are limited so sign up now. If the class fills up you will be put on a waitlist and/or notified of future classes.
Parents Only Schedule:
Parent classes will be held at the beginning and end of the course. There will be a class introduction and a class follow-up/Q&A, both are on a Monday from 6-7 PM:
Parent-Toddler Class Schedule:
Classes with your Toddler will be on Thursdays from 9:30-11:00 AM.
Classes are on the following dates:
Montessori practical life activities help the Toddler learn to take care of the environment and oneself using child-size materials and tools. The children care for the environment through dusting, mopping, sweeping, snack preparation, and washing dishes. The Toddlers also learn to care for themselves by washing hands and face, dressing, folding and hanging up clothing, caring for personal belongings, and toileting.
Art & Music
Through exploration, the Toddler is able to use a variety of materials to express creativity and enhance fine motor skills. Rhythm, music, and movement are an integral part of the Toddler experience; children are encouraged to explore and play with instruments, sing, and dance.
The Toddler is continually refining both fine and gross motor skills. Fine motor skills are heightened through practical life activities such as pouring, sorting, and transferring materials. Gross motor skills are strengthened by doing physical activities using maximum effort, balancing, running, and jumping.
Language and Math
Language is developing rapidly during the Toddler years. Reading, naming cards, and matching introduce foundations for alphabet and language. Storytelling, fingerplays, and spontaneous conversation inspires both social and language skills. Toddlers use hands-on materials for learning concrete math concepts. The Toddler begins to understand number concepts, both quantity and symbol, and the meaning of zero.