Toddler Curriculum

At Springmont, the Toddler Program is the first step in a life-long love of learning. Toddler classrooms serve children ages 18 month to three years. At this age, a child is naturally curious and eager to learn. Our highly experienced and trained faculty and staff are ready to guide your child on a journey of discovery using a full complement of specially designed learning materials in a warm, home-like, safe and beautiful environment. Classroom activities foster coordination, control of movement,concentration and independence. The young child is naturally drawn to the activities of everyday life. As children happily repeat these activities, refining their coordination and experiencing success, they become more independent in their ability and desire to care for themselves and their environment. Toddlers independently set the table for snack, mix muffin batter, wash dishes, wipe up their spills and sponge off tables. Children choose fine motor activities, acquire toileting independence, paint and enjoy music together. Language development is also a high priority in the Toddler class. Maximum class size is 15 children with one Teacher and one Assistant.
  • The Environment

    All furniture in the Toddler class is specifically designed for promoting the young child's 'I can do it' attitude. The child's sense of order is developed in a carefully prepared learning environment where everything has a place. The children care for their environment fostering a sense of accomplishment. They cultivate a sense of sequencing and completing tasks as they develop the ability to put one activity away before beginning another.
  • Social and Emotional Development

    Often the Toddler community is the first experience children have with others children of their own age and abilities. Learning how to interact in respectful ways is fundamental to the Toddler community and the child’s future experiences in the larger world. Grace and courtesy are modeled by the Teacher and Assistant. “Please” and “thank you” or, “no thank you” is practiced often in teachable moments. Redirection is used to encourage positive behavior in the environment.

    Through consistent school experiences, children engage respectfully with each other, the adults and the materials in the environment.  Helping each other, offering a snack, pouring a drink for a friend and consideration of others are all parts of building relationships with each other and with the adults.
  • Language Development

    During the toddler years, a child experiences a critical period for developing language. Therefore, language development is a high priority in the Toddler class. It is during the toddler years that children speak their first words, phrases and sentences. Some children may begin the program with no spoken language while others may already know many words. The Teacher purposefully supports learning new vocabulary and correct pronunciation by singing, asking questions, reading and conversing.
  • Toddler Faculty and Staff

    Sanuja Bopitiya
    Toddler Teacher
    At Springmont Since 2009
    University of Colombo, Sri Lanka - Bachelors of Law
    AMI - Primary Diploma
    AMI - Assistance to Infancy Diploma
    sbopitiya@springmont.com

    Danielle Edwards
    Toddler Assistant
    At Springmont Since 2011
    Miami Dade Community College - A.A.
    fedwards@springmont.com

    Tabassum Syed
    Toddler Assistant
    At Springmont Since 2011
    Mt. Carmel College - B.S.
    tsyed@springmont.com
     

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SPRINGMONT

5750 Long Island Drive, NW  | Atlanta, GA  30327
T: 404-252-3910  | F: 404-843-9815
Springmont, located in Atlanta, GA., is the oldest Montessori School in the Southeast. Engaged learning occurs daily at Springmont among children ages 18 months to 14 years and has since 1963. We provide an environment where lessons are experienced, not just taught and a sense of wonder is inspired in students by caring and energetic teachers.