Your baby is now a toddler, and having the right childcare for their development is crucial. At North American Montessori Child Care, Inc., we care for children in a range of ages, including those who are considered toddlers. Our teachers provide a caring, educational environment at our three St. Louis area facilities:
If you are considering a Montessori education for your young child, we encourage you to take a tour at our facilities and ask our friendly staff whatever questions you might have to make the right choice for your family.
The Toddler Room Experience
Toddlers are highly active and as such require a stimulating and encouraging environment that helps them learn. We move children from the transition room into the toddler room when they meet a few conditions. Children must have dropped their morning nap, stopped using bottles, and have started table foods in order to join the toddler classroom. After they have joined the toddler room, they will be met with the same standard of care our other rooms have that is appropriate for that age group.
If you are interested in learning more about our toddler rooms, please contact us to take a tour of the facilities.
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 our facilities to serve your family’s needs and play a part in their development. Please review the questions and answers below to learn more about our toddler rooms and reach out to our schools to schedule a tour.
How can I sign up for a tour?
To sign up for a tour at one of our facilities, we highly encourage parents to schedule a tour ahead of time. However, we also have an open door policy and will warmly greet you during our normal business hours to take a tour of our facilities.
What is the youngest age you accept in the toddler rooms?
Every child develops at a different rate, but children who are moved into the toddler room have typically moved 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 the room?
Every classroom, including our toddler rooms, has two teachers at all times.
What kind of regular activities do the children do?
Children in the toddler room do many of the same activities as children in the toddler room, but scaled to their level of experience. For example, sensory activities and circle time will be more advanced in the toddler room than in the transition room, and activities such as music time or arts and crafts will involve more child interaction and fine motor skills than those of children who are in classrooms like the transition room or the infant room.
Do you offer learning centers in the classrooms?
In the toddler room, we offer learning centers which focus on building gross motor skills.
How do you build children’s motor skills?
In addition to our learning centers, children are encouraged to learn as they play through using climbing equipment and mats, as well as spoons when they eat so they can master age appropriate skills.
What kind of programs do you offer that help prepare children for elementary school?
All of our programs prepare children for the upper level preschool, giving them the tools they need to become successful for elementary school.
Are meals provided? What are the meal times?
Yes, our facilities offer both breakfast and lunch as well as snack times. Breakfast occurs around 8:30 a.m. and lunch around 11:30 a.m. We have snack time around 10 a.m. and again around 3 p.m.
Do you accommodate for food allergies?
Yes – our facilities recognize the health and safety of all children is important and work to accommodate any food allergies your child may have.