Meet Julie Coursol, Infant/Toddler Education Specialist, Ms. Coursol describes the average daily activities for a Toddler at Kanata Montessori. The emphasis is on independence, Toddlers doing things themselves, gaining self satisfaction from accomplishments.
We will provide high quality education in a nurturing and safe environment while conforming as closely as possible to the Montessori philosophy, taking into account the evolution of the modern family. Our goal is to guide students to becoming successful adults. A Montessori education is preparation for life.
The Montessori teaching method provides a rich learning environment empowering a student to develop to his or her full potential. We aim to guide students on their exciting voyage of discovery, in the journey to adulthood.
The Toddler program meets the unique developmental needs of this age group (18 to 36 months). The adult in the classroom conveys unconditional love and acceptance of the student, allowing them to gain a sense of trust and security. The prepared environment enables the student to explore and to choose activities that develop skills and independence. Through practical life experiences, the students learn to care for themselves and for each other.
Each day includes individual work time; group time for stories, singing and physical movement; snack and outdoor time. Toddler students have their own fenced playground with appropriate equipment and play structures. On most days, the students go for short walks together or play outside. The class is limited to 15 students with one Montessori trained educator and 3 fulltime assistants.