Toddler Room FAQs
Your toddler’s progress in learning and meeting milestones is integral to their success as they grow. We appreciate that you are considering North American Montessori to serve your family’s needs and to play a part in their development. Please review the frequently asked questions we receive about our Toddler Rooms, and contact us if you find your question is not answered!
What ages are in the Toddler Rooms?
Every child develops at a different rate, but children who are moved into the Toddler Room have typically transitioned to only having one nap per day, no longer use bottles, and are eating table foods. This development often takes place when the child is between 12 months and 36 months old.
How many teachers are in a Toddler Room at any given time?
For toddlers 12-24 months, we have a 1:4 teacher ratio with a maximum group size of 8 children. For children 24-36 months, we have a 1:8 teacher ratio with a maximum group size of 16.
How do you help prepare children for preschool and elementary school?
Our curriculum is filled with activities and exercises that prepare children for upper-level preschool, giving them the tools they need to become successful in elementary school.
Do you have pack & plays and/or cots for nap time or do we need to supply them?
Yes, we offer age-appropriate spaces for toddlers to nap in while in the Toddler Room. We follow the Infant Safe Sleep Policy as outlined by the State of Missouri.
Are meals provided? What are the meal times?
Yes, we provide healthy, balanced meals and snacks for children in all classrooms. Breakfast is typically at 8 a.m. and lunch typically begins at 11:00 a.m. We offer snacks around 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Do you accommodate food allergies?
Yes, our facilities can accommodate any food allergies children may have.
Tour Our Montessori Childcare and Preschool
Our schools have an open door policy and any parent wishing to tour one of our childcare centers needs only to arrive at the main office and we will be happy to show you around. However, we do encourage you to schedule an appointment to see the facility.
Tours are available:
- 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Casa Dia Montessori of Crestwood
- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Casa Dia Montessori of Mehlville
- 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Centre at Conway in Chesterfield
We offer full- and part-time program options to fit your family’s childcare needs. Come see why North American Montessori is the best choice for your child!