6709 E. University Dr., Mesa, AZ 85205   480-830-5887  desertshadows@mac.com

Who is a toddler?

Children are welcome in the toddler community as soon as they are 1 year old and walking well. We transition children to the children's house around 2.5-3 years old, if they are potty trained. Of course, the time of transition will be discuss and planned with parents. 

Toddler Community

he The toddler Montessori community is set up like a home environment, only toddler sized! Children learn many practical life skills. Every day we will cook and bake together such things as bread and chop veggies for soup. We also clean together with tiny brooms and little dusters and scrubbies and things of that sort.  We have lessons on the Montessori materials in the classroom that develop a sense of order, concentration, coordination, and independence and lead to essential language and math development.