programs

A day at Silver Maple Montessori

(Toddler 18months–2.5years)
8:30 Morning Arrival
Children are greeted at the car and accompanied by a teacher to the toddler room. Children remove footwear and coats and store them in cloakroom. Proceed to their cubbies and put on indoor shoes. Be encouraged to use the bathroom. (when toileting)

8:30 – 11:00 Work Period
Children choose their own work with guidance if necessary. Teachers make individual or small group presentations and respond to children’s needs as they arise.

Work Includes:
Language Work
Storytelling, vocabulary building, rhythmic language, self-expression, books, interaction with teachers and with other children.

Movement
Gross and fine motor exploration and experience, refinement of hand movement, manipulation of environment.

Practical Life
Experiencing looking after one’s self and one’s environment, indoors and out, learning fundamental grace and courtesy.

Art
Scribbling, Stamping, painting, gluing, clay work

Snack Time
This is a community affair led by teachers, with preparation and cleanup worked into the activity.

Music
Singing, rhythm work, listening, movement and playing simple instruments.

11:00 – 12:00 Outdoor Playtime
11:30 Half Day Dismissal
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 2:30 Nap Time
2:30 – 2:45 Snack
3:00 – 3:15 Outdoor Playtime
3:15 End of Day Dismissal