The Montessori Two-Year Old – Transitioning to PreCasa
We have a fresh crop of toddler graduates moving up to the Kendalwood PreCasa classroom next month. Our youngest students have passed some important milestones in preparation – their “language explosion”, time away from mom and dad, and making friends. They are now two and a half years old, well into what we affectionately call “The Determined Two’s”.
The transition to PreCasa brings many changes, exciting new challenges and older classmates to help lead the way. Independence is beginning to take shape in our determined two year olds (a.k.a the “no” and “I do it” phase). The toddler wants to be independent, where the PreCasa student is becoming independent. Our toddler students have plenty to look forward to with the new academic year only a few weeks away!
A new classroom and learning environment with undiscovered materials calling out to them.
New classmates, several of whom are older. Our newest PreCasa learners look up to their more experienced peers, showing great interest in what the older children are doing. The older students inspire an inner drive and desire to succeed in their younger counterparts.
The PreCasa setting provides our Toddler graduates with an introduction into the Casa Montessori curriculum, while continuing to provide the benefits of a licensed program (i.e. an Early Childhood Educator, lower staff/student ratio, as well as a continued afternoon rest period)
A more full and varied curriculum, complete with a robust introduction to math, language and culture.
Further program enrichment including music, gym, field trips and enhanced daily French program (moving from 15 to 30 minutes in length with expanded curriculum)
Students in the PreCasa classroom are also embarking on a big next step toward independence: beginning and conquering the skill of toilet learning.
If you are a parent thinking about the next step for your toddler, or considering a more inspiring education option for your child, consider Montessori. Book a tour with our Principal to hear more about what a Kendalwood education can offer your child.
Kendalwood Montessori & Elementary School is Durham Region’s first fully accredited Montessori school. At Kendalwood, we believe that our job is to inspire children to become the best students they can be. With a curriculum that focuses on developing the intellect as well as nurturing self-esteem, academics are taught, curiosity is cultivated and respect is fostered. Our approach creates an environment where students flourish and develop a lifelong love of learning.