Meet our Toddler Team
11 years at Kinder Haus
Previous experience in traditional early education
Warm and caring to all she teaches
Pursuing degree in Psychology and Education
1 year at Kinder Haus
Montessori experience from Datchet Montessori School in London
Originally from the United Kingdom
Gentle, patient, and adored
Upon entering the Toddler classroom you can feel the love and warmth that the toddlers experience on a daily basis. A neutral color scheme promotes calmness throughout the class. Everything is designed with the 1 - 2-year-old child in mind, including low-rise shelves that provide easy accessibility for choosing “work.” Our room meets the children’s needs for tranquility, beauty, security, order, and learning. In this “Prepared Environment,” the child can easily focus on the shelves that are prepared with activities designed to meet their interests and budding competencies. These activities encompass: vocabulary-building, sensorial stimulations with sound, touch, smell, and sight, and practice with hand-eye coordination.
The toddlers' days are filled with love and encouragement. At group time the toddlers not only sing songs, but they also learn sign language while singing. Story time, art activities, cooking, and outside play are all part of the toddlers' day. The children participate in setting the tables for lunch along with learning to sweep and wipe spills. Social skills are emphasized daily, as is verbalizing their wants, needs, likes, and dislikes. Great attention is given to helping the children identify their feelings and express them appropriately.
Many modern neuroscientists have come to the same conclusion as Dr. Montessori-- that it is in the first three years of life the brain absorbs more information than at any other time. We know that your toddler will greatly benefit from the loving, encouraging environment that is prepared just for their needs and absorbent mind.