from 18 months to 3 years

The children of three years of age in the ‘Children’s Houses’ learn and carry out such work as sweeping, dusting, making things tidy, setting the table for meals, waiting at table, washing the dishes, etc…This has a truly educational, not utilitarian purpose. The reaction of the children may be described as a “burst of independence…
— Maria Montessori

Our toddlers’ classroom is made up of practical life materials which allows the children to master activities such as sweeping, scrubbing, polishing, and scooping. This allows the children to learn societal living activities in a meaningful way that develops independence, motor skills, coordination, responsibility and an orderly way of thinking.

Additionally, the classroom includes non-practical life materials such as blocks, alphabet cards, puzzles, string beads, etc. to encourage problem solving and education through play.

Cultural lessons about things like the weather, the calendar, nature and names of objects are incorporated into the classroom. Music, art, and nature activities also play a major role in daily activities.

At TenderNest Childcare we always guide children to good behavior, keep simple rules, repeat anything as much as possible, and we always use quite voice.