In the toddler class, children from 18months to 3years are grouped together to develop basic skills and familiarize themselves with the rudiments of all areas of the Montessori curriculum. This is achieved through the prepared environment designed for the age group. Activities and materials like picture books that boost the development of language and good reading skills are provided for the children. Emphasis is on social development, character formation, developing discipline and building healthy and strong self-image. Music, dance and nursery rhymes constitute an integral part of the programme. The children also have free access to varieties of puzzles which research has shown to be very good for brain development.
Nursery: 3years – 51/2years
In the Nursery class, children aged 3-51/2years are grouped together. Mixed age-grouping is ideal; it fosters interaction and helps children to develop confidence, self-esteem and other positive social skills such as respect for the rights of others, turn-taking and good team spirit. Also, older children become role models to the younger ones while the younger ones learn a lot from them.