A New Toddler Class for Two Year Olds to Open Fall 2018
Over the years we have received many requests to open a toddler program and are excited to share that we will be offering a new program for two-year-olds in the fall! Our current families will have an exclusive application period from December 20, 2017 – January 15, 2017 in advance of opening the program to the public.
Our toddler program is structured to allow children to expand their world through exploration. The toddler classroom is a very nurturing environment rich with wonders to explore where young ones learn through their five senses at their own direction. They also gain more independence as they learn to manage their bodies and their needs.
The main language of the toddler community will be English; however, students will have regular exposure to all three languages offered at IMS: French, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish. This structure allows all students to develop the neural pathways for each of the three languages and supports their transition to the primary classrooms the following year.
A key difference in joining at the toddler level is the process used to facilitate positive transitions from a home or small environment with key caregivers to the new caregivers and teachers in their new classroom community. At this age, building trust in their new environment and with new people is critical to their feeling of security and their ability to happily grow and learn. Parents can anticipate a very gradual introduction for their child to their new school over the first few weeks.
- English with enrichment in French, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese
- From 20 months to 34 months as of August 31
Length of Day
- Half Day 8:15-11:40
- Regular Day 8:15-3:00
- Early Drop Off is available from 7:45-8:15
International Montessori School only offers five-day programs.