Toddler Montessori Curriculum

Ages 18 Months to 3 Years

Program

Toddlers & Preschool

Children from the ages of 18 months to 3 years of age may enroll at Wonderland Montessori. Maria Montessori’s method of education has been used successfully with “average” children as well as the gifted, the academically challenged, the emotionally disturbed, and the physically handicapped.

Children are introduced to the Montessori program through a variety of hands-on activities in a prepared environment.

Practical Life

Practical life activities encourage the child to take care of the environment with size-appropriate tools. The children care for the outside environment through gardening activities and for the inside environment through dusting, mopping, sweeping and washing dishes. The toddler is also directed to take care of himself by washing hands, hanging up clothing, managing personal items and toileting.

Cognitive Skills

Toddlers are encouraged to explore books and perform various jobs that ultimately increase his ability to concentrate and work independently while creating foundations for learning.

Motor Skills

The toddler is refining both fine motor skills and gross motor skills. Fine motor skills are heightened through practical life activities such as pouring, sorting, etc. Gross motor skills are heightened in physical activities like rhythm/music movement and outdoor play.

Language Skills

Language activities are developing at a rapid rate during the toddler years. Sandpaper letters help the child learn the phonetics of the alphabet. Naming cards and matching introduce foundations for alphabet and language. Stories, finger plays, singing, and spontaneous conversation time encourage both social and language skills.

Math Skills

The toddler uses hands-on materials for learning concrete math concepts. The toddler begins to understand number concepts, both quantity and symbol, and the meaning of zero. The child also begins to understand language used in performing simple single-digit addition.

Sensorial Skills

The toddler is able to discover and explore the world around her through her five senses.

Science

The toddler learns about the environment through the use of “trial and error.”

Joyland Preschool Toddler Care

Geography

Lessons in geography introduce the concept of a globe and create a framework for whole-world to self-world learning.

Art

The toddler is able to use various materials to express creativity and to enhance fine motor skills. Language skills are further reinforced through the child’s description of the art and its personal meaning. Social skills particular to gift-giving are introduced and coordinated with traditional holidays.

Sign Language

The use of sign language in the toddler program helps the child express needs in a non-verbal manner. This can help reduce the frustration level of the child who is in the earliest stages of verbal expression.

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Cr W (Yelp Cypress, CA) - This is probably the best Montessori school in Anaheim. Both my children attend the school and we love it. Ms. Elizabeth does a great...
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2021-05-25T12:27:09-07:00
Cr W (Yelp Cypress, CA) - This is probably the best Montessori school in Anaheim. Both my children attend the school and we love it. Ms. Elizabeth does a great job managing the school. The staff is wonderful and they are great teachers for the little ones. My oldest starts Kindergarten this summer and he already know how to read and write. I am really happy my kids attend this school, I would give six stars if I can 🙂
Monique D (Yelp Murrieta, CA) - My husband and I did a lot of research on schools in our area and when I walked into Star Bright I automatically had...
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Monique D (Yelp Murrieta, CA) - My husband and I did a lot of research on schools in our area and when I walked into Star Bright I automatically had a sense of ease and knew we had found our daughters school.  The equipment, furniture and supplies appear new, clean and well taken care of and the children are happy, excited, BUSY and yet calm.  The school has plenty of natural night, giving it SUCH good vibes.  The teacher is kind, patient, knowledgeable, confident and most importantly, very obviously enjoying her time with the children.  I can literally go on and on about how much I think this school is perfect for my child.  (Oh!  AND they have brought in a professional dance company for the kiddos once a week!).  We are fairly new to Star Bright and already we feel so very pleased with our decision to allow this school to have the honor to begin our daughters path into her education 😉
Jennifer S (Yelp Buena Park, CA) - Our son just began at the Star Bright Montessori School this week.  He has been in a home daycare since he was 3...
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Jennifer S (Yelp Buena Park, CA) - Our son just began at the Star Bright Montessori School this week.  He has been in a home daycare since he was 3 months old, but we felt he was ready for more of a school setting.  As new parents to taking our son to school we were extremely nervous for him and how well he would adjust to the new environment. I can say, without a doubt, we are so relieved by his excitement to attend the school.  He came home his first day extremely excited about his teachers, classmates and his day in general.  On his 2nd day, he couldn't wait to go back and he continues to look forward to it each day.  The group of teachers and support staff that the school has is incredible.  All of the children seem to get along and play extremely well together and are all very well behaved.  The curriculum and approach that the Montessori school provides has been a very positive experience and we thank the staff for being such a great support for our growing children.
Jackie P (Yelp Placentia, CA) - Star Bright is a great school. They provide a safe and clean environment for the children. It makes me happy knowing that my child...
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Jackie P (Yelp Placentia, CA) - Star Bright is a great school. They provide a safe and clean environment for the children. It makes me happy knowing that my child is well taken care of.
Rachel P (Yelp Anaheim, CA) - My daughter has attended Star Bright for almost 3 years now. She will be leaving soon for kindergarten. I am so thankful for this...
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Rachel P (Yelp Anaheim, CA) - My daughter has attended Star Bright for almost 3 years now. She will be leaving soon for kindergarten. I am so thankful for this school. They have development my daughter in a loving and caring environment. The teachers are patient, kind and always available for parents. They push an academic curriculum, they just don't "watch" your child. It will be tough transition for my daughter as she has grown to love her teachers and friends alike. I wish all schools could operate as well as Star Bright does. Thanks you Ms. Kanthi, Ms. Elizabeth, Ms. Jessica and Ms. Jae for all you do!
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