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 Child Care to serve your family’s needs and to 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?
We highly encourage parents to schedule a tour ahead of time so that we can be sure to allot time to answer questions. 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 transition 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 interaction and fine motor skills than activities for children who are in 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 by 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 in 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 that the health and safety of all children is important, and we work to accommodate any food allergies your child may have.