Toddler Community – 18months to 3 years old
Northfields International Nursery and Junior School is a private pre-nursery school which caters for children from 18 months to 3 years.
Maria Montessori observed that young children learn through use of their senses. She also found that if a child’s mind is fully stimulated by purposeful activities in a rich environment in the first three years of life, the brain will develop a stronger ability to learn throughout his or her lifetime. Therefore, a Montessori Toddler Community is a carefully prepared environment in which children can explore with all of their senses to meet their physical, social, emotional, and cognitive needs. As they explore, toddlers learn independence and follow their interests.
Our staff are trained to prepare the Toddler Community environment and provide each child with the opportunity to follow his or her unique path of development. The Toddler Community consists of the following key areas: