Toddler Program

“The senses, being explorers of the world, open the way to knowledge.” – Maria Montessori

Program Highlights

The toddler program allows children to expand their world through exploration. This is a nurturing environment rich with wonder to explore, where young ones can learn through their five senses. Toddlers gain independence in this sensorial environment as they learn to manage their own bodies and needs.

The toddler classroom facilitates a positive transition from a home to their new classroom community. At this age, building trust in their new environment and with new people is critical to a child’s feeling of security and their ability to happily grow and learn.

Because there is one toddler class, the toddler program is entirely in English. Students will have some exposure to the other languages offered at IMS, supporting their transition to primary classrooms. Children transition out of the toddler classroom when they are ready, usually around their third birthday. IMS offers half-day and full-day options for the toddler class. Full-day toddlers have nap time in the afternoon.

Program Options


Immersion Language

  • English with enrichment in French, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese

Enrollment Ages

  • From 18 months to 30 months as of August 31

Length of Day

  • Half Day: 8:10-12:00
  • Regular Day: 8:10-2:45
  • Early Drop Off is available at 7:45
  • Extended Day is available until 5:30

International Montessori School only offers five-day programs.