I had the pleasure of sitting down with two parents from the Toddler program a few weeks ago and it was so amazing that I want to share it with you over the next few weeks. Meet Kara and Matt, the parents of "Mac" who spends his days in Laurie's toddler environment. I just loved hearing how much they enjoy their son and how their experience as parents of a toddler is filled with joy - rather than frustration. Watch the video below to see what raising a toddler in a Montessori-friendly environment looks like.
You might be thinking: if a Montessori education is founded on the idea of child-led learning, then why do Montessori teachers need so much training?
If you’ve spent much time around a group of children at this curious, exploratory, emotional and perceptive age, you might think that high staff-to-toddler ratios are designed to reign in all that energy.
One of the biggest challenges parents have with Toddlers is teaching them to use the toilet. Some children take to it right away, others are still working on it when they arrive in preschool. No matter where your child is on the spectrum, the Montessori curriculum for Toddlers is heavily geared towards independent toileting.