Beginning at 18 months, children join the Toddler Community where basic motor coordination, independence and language development are fostered and individual personality is respected.
Rather than a classroom, it is a nurturing social community where very young children experience their first contact with other young children and learn to participate in a cooperative group.
The Toddler Community is divided into 5 main areas:
- Practical Life
- Art/Creative Expression
- Hand-Eye Coordination
- Large Movement
Children in this community learn to care for themselves, care for the classroom and care for each other in an environment that supports purposeful movement and the ability to function independently and constructively.
The human environment supports these areas with grace and courtesy, freedom and limits, and dynamic, direct conversation with the children.